Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Reed's Bay

We relocated but not without a bit of drama. We planned to move on Monday morning but the shifter cable for the outboard broke.  To get a new one, Dick had to take a 4 am (on Tuesday) bus to the Kona side of the island to the only chandlery on the island.  That meant rowing to shore in the dark, although the full moon provided good light.  The bus ride was 3 hours one-way and only returned to Hilo at 7 pm.  A long day, but still an adventure.  Imagine the hotel workers who do this everyday.  In Hilo, it 's much cheaper to live, but there's more work on the other side of the island.  The round-trip costs $2, but so much time is involved. 

This morning, Dick installed the new cable.

In the afternoon we motored to Reed's Bay and set the anchor among many boats tied to moorings.  This is now what we can see from our boat.  Coconut Island is to the left:
Most of Hilo's touristy hotels are nearby:
This is the beach where we will land our dinghy.  Please note: no big waves to flip us over, although there are rocks to avoid.
On the other side, a few vacation homes.
And finally, the commercial docks where we already seen barges bringing the island's good from Honolulu, fuel ships, and a once-a-week cruise ship. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your Hawaiian odyssey has taken off and as luck would have it, you found yourself a 'trail angel' to steer you in the right direction in your quest for knowledge and adventure. FYI When I wrote a 'reply' to your email earlier today, the System Administrator advised me you 'cannot be reached' the reason being 'suspected spam message rejected. I thought you would need/want to know in case you may still be having a problem receiving emails. I look forward to keeping up with your adventures via the blog..........Marion