Every trip has its trials. Every adventure its ups and downs. Every crisis an advantage, and every blessing a price.
On the other side of this island, we arrived in
We were incredibly remote. Incredibly. Being reliant on nothing but solar power and with constant rain for over a month, the wet hikes into town for internet connections wore us down pretty quickly.
What will we remember at the end of it all? Lots of things. Good things. In fact, not more than a week after we left Popai, we found ourselves reminiscing about some of the things we missed. We continue to reminisce, and relive some of the great memories.
In search of some sunshine and a little more convenience, we settled in at a hostel in Kona, working in trade for our accommodation and other perks. We certainly enjoyed lots of sunshine, beach time, and I got a chance to test my artistic side with some murals which I painted right on the building and other fixtures. My most ambitious piece wraps around the front corner of the building, spanning over 8 feet wide by 4 feet high. What a way to leave a mark!
Some of the latest pieces of artwork I was so lucky to do…
We experienced a mild culture (and environmental) shock in coming here from where we were staying. We observed all too clearly the abysmal animal rights situation in
And saddest of all, we discovered that the Aloha is gone from
What will we remember at the end of it all? Again, lots of things, and good things at that.
As we wrap up our lives here in
Onwards and Upwards.