A surfer out at the Lanikai reef caught a wave as the sun set behind us and the moon rose in the east.
Tonight the kids and I worked on one of my New Year’s Resolutions: spend more time outside after Eloise’s nap. This is a challenging time of day for the kids, but my favorite time to be outside. And they like it too (once we’re out).
It is supposed to thunderstorm through tomorrow’s blue-super-blood-moon total lunar eclipse. In fact, it’s pouring right now. But all the clouds stacked up over the mountains and left the horizon hazy with wispy clouds, framing the 99.9 percent full moon.
The Makapu’U Lighthouse shown through the twilight beyond Rabbit Island, paddle teams skimmed their canoes through Lanikai with the Mokes as backdrop, Eloise made some friends and convinced them to make her a sand mermaid tail, Isaac and his buddy Ben hid behind the beached canoes, and Amber and I compared deployment notes and admired the slow rise and bloom of the glorious blue (super-blood?) moon. The air was still, but not for long. As darkness gathered over the beach, lightning flashed along the North Shore, and back home the kids giggled in their bunk beds until the rushing rain sang them to sleep.