Geoff's Notes

Mon, 05 May 2003

I'm in a bit of a rush getting ready to fly out for Boston this evening, so I'll just give some highlights here that I may talk more about later. On Friday we performed for 900 students at Nanaikapono Elementary School in Waianae. That afternoon we visited Ka'ala Farms, a working restoration of very old agricultural ways here. There is much to say about that visit, so stay tuned.
Saturday we were part of a festival at the Maritime Center here in Honolulu. The four-masted square rigger Falls of Clyde, which I'd longed to see, lies there is a sorry state, though they've got some money to work on her rigging now. More about that and the day later.
Sunday took us to Kaneohe Bay for a sail on the replica voyaging canoe Hokule'a. We didn't have much wind, but I stayed on the tiller for the two hour trip. There's a great story to tell about this vessel, her creation and the dreams she has fullfilled.
My final adventure was to give a concert this morning at Hanahaouli School where my mother was the music teacher from 1936-41. What an experience, to give back my music to these children. All I can say is that I plan to be back. I've got to run, but will comment more on some of the above later.

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