Friday, July 8, 2011

Surf's Up

A few years ago I had the good fortune to spend some time in Hilo, Hawaii and became friends with a neighbor, Bill Blanchard, a remarkable man who has seen and experienced a lot in his life. Living in California in the late 1960's, and recently widowed, Bill took his two young sons and a couple of friends on a sojourn into Mexico and Central America. The intrepid travelers experienced all kinds of hair-raising adventures along the way, and the boys, all avid surfers, explored breaks that had never been surfed. Bill has recently released a book about these exploits, called Surf Safari ... I read the manuscript and can tell you that it is an amazing story about a time and place that will not be experienced again.
Now, if I could just figure out a way to get back to Hawaii ...

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