And Maybe Some Fishing ….?

We’re going back to Hawaii at the end of this month. for three years I lived there and never got a chance to try my hand at deep sea fishing. I was just looking at this Awesome Maui Charter Fishing Gallery and wishing I had a picture of that of me next to some hurking big fish!

Amoeba said that maybe this time we could visit Maui, too. We’ve both always wanted to go there but his business always takes him to Oahu or Hawaii (aka “The Big Island”). We thought Maui might be an option since he only had to visit This Big Island this time. We could sneak in a couple of extra days for vacation and I could enjoy a Maui Fishing by Extreme adventure. And then Oahu called.

If we end up visiting Oahu it won’t be a hardship. I have a lot of friends there I love. I was just hoping I’d get to see Maui and fall in love with it, too!

Still on My Bucket List

I probably fished before I walked. My dad was an avid fisherman and I grew up following him from lake to river to stream. I never got to follow him deep sea fishing, but it has always been one of my dreams. Amoeba and I discussed going a few times when we lived in Oahu, but free time was pretty hard to come by.

Hawaii Fishing looks very different from the type of fishing I grew up doing. The poles are bigger. The tackle is different. And the fish don’t look like anything I am used to, either. I would definitely need a guide.

I was checking out the video above and reading a bit about Maui Fishing. It looks like fun doesn’t it? I would so much love to catch my own Mahi Mahi or Ahi for dinner. I think it would taste that much better if I hooked it myself.

Fishing Lesson

Fishing Ala Wai

Fishing Ala Wai

This photo captures a little bit of the everything that makes up Oahu, Hawaii.  The traffic — too much of it.  Sky scrapers and cement buildings big and tall.  Green, green vegetation and expanses of blue water.

This is ocean water, even though the photo is of the Ala Wai Canal.  I spoke to the couple fishing.  The young man is teaching his wife to fish here in Ala Wai, where the water is calm and there is no surf to distract her.  Fish caught in Ala Wai cannot be eaten because of water pollution.

If you biggie the photo, you will see that the sign has been graffitied.  Honolulu has the same problems all big cities face — gangs, crime, inadequate public transport, inadequate parking, over-priced housing, homeless ….  Paradise is only paradise on the surface.  After all, it is still here on earth.  The peace and beauty is an illusion hard to maintain for any real length of time.