Hello Dear Ones!
I was staying for a few days down at Ocean View (a very interesting and remote community near the southern tip of the Big Island). It was a nice place to land. I got to visit the Black Sands Beach twice (it was amazing energy, great swimming!) and I hiked around the Western portion of Volcanoes National Park. I had wanted to visit the Green Sand Beach as well, but the water was pretty rough yesterday and I pulled a glute muscle. Like I had a limp for half the day… 😦
Therefore, I wasn’t sure I could make the 3 mile hike down the trail to the beach (and then 3 miles back!).
These transitions between AirBnB’s are rough. I don’t exactly have a plan, so I just wing it. Today I snorkeled a little bit in a tiny, remote “beach park” – it had zero sand. But decent snorkeling despite the shallow water.
Then I gave an elderly man a ride into town – that was 20 miles north. He was mute, so we communicated with hand gestures and he had a little notebook thank goodness! I don’t think he realized I was a mainland-person! He kept referring to landmarks I had never been to. Thankfully we got him where he needed to go! Hitchhiking is quite common here on the Big Island.
I tried to go to another little beach – but its two parking lots were full and cars were just sitting and waiting… so I drove back up the mountain road. It is interesting, many of the beaches down there are only accessible by narrow, twisting roads – coming down 1500 feet from the Hawaii Belt Road – the highway around the island. And all three that I visited today involved these types of roads. Say lots of prayers first!
My third time was the charm. I hopped in the water for a dip and a brief snorkeling session. Decent fish at Kealakekua Bay. Then I hopped out, not sure if I was going to go back in. Then a young man sauntered by and we started chatting. He loaned me some fins (or really shared his off and on) and we went pretty far out into the Bay.
And sure enough, the dolphins we saw earlier swam by! They came to us. It was magical! Several times, the dolphins checked me out – swimming about 10 feet away. At one point, there were seven around me. It was awesome hearing the sonar melodies for several minutes.
Then my new friend and I sat and discussed different levels and types of healing. He had seen a lot of what I was talking about on YouTube. Now he met someone who offers many modalities in person! Yay!
I am / was very grateful for good company and an experienced free diver. On my own, I wouldn’t have been as brave (or gone out as far)!
We are probably going back out to a slightly different beach tomorrow, before the New Moon discussion at 7 pm Eastern time. 🙂
Oh – after being in the water three different times today, I am going to sleep well tonight!
Thanks for joining me,