Pakele Nui is our sailboat. Her name means "Great Escape" and that's just what we feel like whenever we get to take her out. Yesterday, we took a much needed escape to our favorite spot, the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay. There had been a Tsunami warning earlier in the day that was later cancelled, so no one was out but us. I guess we were the only ones brave enough - crazy enough - to go for it. So we packed up for an over-night excursion.
There is nothing like being out on the water. There was no wind and the bay looked like glass as we eased out to the bar. You can just feel the stress of the week melt away in the fresh, sea air. The sand bar was emerging from the water as the tide came to its lowest. By about 7:00, instead of being surrounded by water, we were anchored at a beach that stretched about 1/4 mile. Such beauty. I'll never get tired of it.
The sun was just setting as we arrived.
See the stress melting....
Andrew paddled out to set the crab net.....no luck this time, but sure is fun to try.
After some breakfast and snorkeling....we head back home. After all, it's Thursday, and Mark has to work.