Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Drop An Anchor
4:30 am and 75 degrees.
When we want to get away but still have the accouterments of easy living - we anchor out.
Let loose the dock lines.
Ask for outbound clearance.
And make our way out the harbor.
Electric Beach is our favorite. So named because of the giant HECO plant right on shore. They pipe in salt water to cool the turbines and have a huge outfall off shore that shoots the warm water back into the ocean.
We like to anchor directly over and watch the fish and turtles tumble around in the current.
Think about the scene with the sea turtles in Finding Nemo.
This is where I throw out my floaty chair.
Lean back into the tepid sapphire waters
Close my eyes.
And fleetingly wonder if I will be chewed on by a tiger shark.
But I still open one eye and look around.
When I feel.