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December, 2004 - Issue #43

BOB AND CAMILLE'S LAST DAYS ON MAUI AND FIRST DAYS IN NICARAGUA

 

HALE KUPA'A

On December 3rd we took the afternoon off to go visiting.  We stopped at the Surfing Goat Dairy to say goodbye to Thomas and Eva and picked up some cheese.  Then we went over to see Janet and Gerry on their organic farm.  For more photos click on Hale Kupa'a.

 

RELAXING AT HOME

 

Later on, we invited John and Koa over.  The grownups drank beer and looked at pictures of Little Corn Island while Koa played nearby.

 

DINNER PARTY

Joe and Susi invited us over for dinner on December 5th.  For more photos click on Goodbyes.

 

DEJA MOVE

Same truck, different year - Shaun lent us the flatbed to move all our stuff again 18 months after the last move.  For more photos of the exhilarating and sometimes painful moving process click on Moving From Maui.

 

MORE GOODBYES

At the Ale House.

And at Ho'okipa Hale.

 

LAST IMPRESSIONS

Maui Sugar Stacks

Cruise Ship dominates the landscape in Kahului

 

MAUI AIRPORT

Our bags await the rescheduling of our cancelled flight.

 

TWO DAYS LATER

We found ourselves flying over Nicaragua towards Bluefields after spending time in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston and Managua.

 

BLUEFIELDS

 

LITTLE CORN ISLAND - FRONT SIDE

 

Otherwise known as "en frente."

En Frente is where the panga deposits guests for their stay on Little Corn.

 

DIVE SHOP

The dive shop handles snorkeling and diving excursions while we provide food and shelter at Casa Iguana.

 

CASA VIEJO

Casa Viejo (old house) is the house Cathy and Grant used to live in.  It has now become our New House.

Cathy and Grant have done a lot of work towards stopping the inhumane slaughter of sea turtles.  This is the side of the tool shed behind our new home.  Our outdoor toilet and shower are to the left of the tool shed in this photo.

 

HOTEL SECURITY

Four of the six dogs that guard the Casa Iguana Grounds.  From the left: Stella, Kimo, Doodie and Bucky.

 

ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION

Bob prepares to go en frente.

 

Past a group of tourists, he goes.

And speeding off towards town.

 

NEW OFFICE

Bob sorts through his tools at his new desk.

 

EL JARDIN

The garden is very happy with all the rain.  Mustard greens, chilies, komatsuna and lemongrass all find their way onto the dinner menu in salads, sauces, condiments and simply sautéed as a side dish.

 

Cilantro and eggplant are also frequently featured on our menu.

Grant and Isidro check out the green beans.

 

CHRISTMAS, CARGO CULT STYLE

Grant and Cathy ordered this new washing machine and it showed up on Christmas day.

Ysidrio and David carry it up towards the lodge.

 

CHRISTMAS FOR THE DOGS

Bob doles out Christmas treats to Kimo, Doodie, Stella and Mako.

Visit Plastic Farm Animals to read what's going on in our minds on a daily basis.

 

This Month's Quotes:

 

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive." - Joseph Campbell

 

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." - Henry David Thoreau    

 

"Action is the antidote to despair." - Joan Baez

 

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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