Beach Walk 747 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #4

Quartermaster Ramon Sturdivant did not graduate from high school yet now he spends his days doing trigonometry and calculus as one of the navigators on board the USS Nimitz. Find out what tools they use to wander the oceans of the world and listen while Rox asks about UFO’s. This episode was filmed on the bridge, 9 levels above the flight deck. Keep in mind that the average age of sailors on board is 19. Yes, teenagers are the engine behind this 1000 foot aircraft carrier. It says a lot about the power of training, procedures, and accountability.

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.
Watch an interview with Admiral John Miller, filmed by Nathan Kam.

Hawaiian word:
Hoʻokele: navigate

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Beach Walk 746 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #3

This episode from the USS Nimitz takes place on the flight deck, with F18 hornets and super hornets taking off and landing. Meet Lt. Sam Kesler, the “shooter” who is also our tour guide. Watch Rox ask the “I’ve never seen a fighter jet” questions! And be sure to watch the two previous episodes and stay tuned for several more!

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.
Watch an actual takeoff here at Bytemarks’ blog.

Hawaiian word:
Lele: to fly

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Beach Walk 745 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #2

Meet Captain Mike Manazir, who tells us to ask any question, take pictures and videos, talk to the sailors, no restrictions. Right away with the Captain you will get a feeling for the people on board. One of my fellow travelers, Olwen Huxley, summed it up perfectly: I got on the Nimitz “wow, the technology” and got off the Nimitz “wow, the people.”

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.

Hawaiian word:
Kāpena: captain

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Beach Walk 739 – Roz Savage Rowing Strong

Roz is one of those people you meet who is unforgettable. She has rowed solo across the Atlantic, and is now one-third of the way across the Pacific. She has been featured as a top adventurer by Outside Magazine. She recently met Al Gore as part of her mission is to help us wake up to the incredible pollution in the oceans among other environmental causes.

She departs from Hawaii at sunset on Sunday May 24th, and is having a local fundraiser at the ING DIRECT Cafe this Friday, May 22nd. Please come and support Roz, or make a contribution on her web site. Meet her in person – she is doing so many things so well – adventure, inspiration, technology – the list is endless. You can also buy ethically sourced merchandise from her online store. Please do visit her site – it is filled with photos, ideas, inspiration, and details of here extraordinary existence here on Planet Earth. She is doing some very exciting things with Google maps and will continue to upload photos and podcasts throughout her solo journey.

www.RozSavage.com

Hawaiian word:

Hele hoʻokahi: to go alone

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Beach Walk 737 – Uber Shaman & His Pups

As I have said many times before, “you meet the coolest people on the beach in Hawaiʻi!” Today we met Chris SantaCroce, aka Uber Shaman. It was his birthday, and he was starting the day at the beach with his puppies. He is a renaissance man – doing a number of things with his talents, and in a beach walks kind of way, spreading cheer and consciousness and geekiness to those he meets! To him, I was “that lady who walks the beach?” Yes, whenever I can!

Hawaiian word:
Kahakai: beach

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