20 Jun Hawaiian Sunset
Noon tomorrow should see the mountaintops of Hawaii revealed. Sunset tonight will be one of the few within hailing distance of these Islands. It strains belief knowing how close I am to this place and how far I’ve come to be so close to home.
After Hawaii my next landfall will most likely be the same as Cook’s. Friendly Cove on Nootka Island in Nootka Sound is well known to me and is one of my favourite spots on Canada’s West Coast. There is a fascinating history associated with that cove and island that began long before Cook arrived. Unlike Hawaii, it remains relatively unchanged. The trees that grow there now grew there when Cook, Bligh, and Vancouver walked the forest paths. Being there is an humbling, educational experience.
Nootka is weeks away yet. Hawaii, however, is only hours. Even now, when I know it is impossible, I cannot stop myself from stumbling up the companionway ladder and outside to squint at the horizon and somehow heave Hawaii into view. Knowing where to look makes it all the worse as every wave and whitecap convinces me I see it. One of these times, it will be true.
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