Beach Walk 632 – Island Adventure

Beauty Alert!!!

We had friends visiting and borrowed the Foti family canoe, the Waʻa Lele, and paddled out the Mokulua Islands. The sunshine and the water and the colors are just beautiful! Dan Brown brought his HERO camera rig for the canoe, Mindy Clark of outriggercanoe.blogspot.com steered us, and friends Jeff and Carlos (you met them in Episode 369 along with Stacey (Episode 296) and Kaile (Episode 572, and I had a great trip. Secret Cameraman and Lexi rounded out the beach crew.

FWIW, Shane (Episode 445 The Secret) spent 10 hours editing this episode. We have fabulous music from Cubworld – who will be on the show in a couple of weeks! Please go buy his music here.

Please welcome and check out our show sponsor, Primo Water. Primo Water is a new, environmentally-friendly water bottled in a natural plastic made from plants, a renewable resource grown on American soil.

Hawaiian word:
Moku: island
Lua: two

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Beach Walk 628R – May Day is Lei Day

I present to you a Beach Walks classic, featured hula dancers and leis at Kapiʻolani Park. Music, dancing, and plenty of Aloha for you.

Maybe this year we will be able to create the world’s largest lei? Mahalo to Neenz for telling me about this! Follow her link to read more about leis and hula. And visit SmallBiz Survival to join Becky McCray and BarbaraKB‘s in using May Day as Talk to Your Neighbor Day.

Update: I fixed BarbaraKB’s spelling.

Hawaiian word:
Lei: garland, wreath

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Beach Walk 624 – To You Sweetheart, Aloha

I am actually in New York as I write this, and it gave me so much pleasure to be immersed in some archive files and music I found when putting this episode together.

If you’ve been to Hawaii you’ve likely heard this style of music either on the radio or while sipping mai tai’s at the beach watching the sunset. Or maybe as you view Kanoe Miller dance the hula at the Halekulani Hotel. It conveys so beautifully the feeling of those swaying palm trees; I just love it.

I also want to dedicate this to Tommy Sea, who is finally selling his house in Michigan and will be Hawaii-bound very soon. It’s been a long haul for him, and he certainly understands Aloha. If you liked this, please purchase the song; info immediately below.

Easy and Sophisticated HulasCharles Kaipo & His Happy Hawaiians
“To You Sweetheart Aloha” (mp3)
from “Easy and Sophisticated Hulas”
(Mahalo Records)

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P.S. I will be at Podcamp NYC this Fri and Sat.

Hawaiian word:
Ipo: sweetheart

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Beach Walk 605 R – Aloha Friday

I am still traveling this week so please enjoy this Beach Walk classic episode!

For many of us, Friday’s are already a favored day of the week, but in Hawaii, we actually celebrate it week after week. 🙂

Hawaiian word:
Aloha: hello, goodbye, I love you

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Beach Walk 598 – Come Join with Me

I cannot stop watching this episode!

It was shot by moi, on the little Sanyo Xacti, there are water drops on the lens, it is a little over-exposed and a lot shaky, and of course I wanted more shots. But there was magic on the beach with Lexi this day. Then I heard this beautiful song on Dave’s Lounge #106 and I had to put these ingredients together. Sometimes the energy is so much more than the technique – this is true for me, today.

This episode is dedicated to each of you loyal viewers, who so generously receive whatever we share, who shower us with love and affection, who even travel all the way from Canada (and soon from the UK I hope) and share some of your precious vacation time with us.

I don’t know how to thank the Shanghai Restoration Project featuring Di Johnston for this beautiful song. I already purchased two copies of the album on iTunes. I hope you will purchase their music to encourage more of this in our world. As for Dave, I have listened to his podcast from the first episode, and he stands in rare company to have been so focused from the start, and he only gets better.

Story of a CityThe Shanghai Restoration Project feat. Di Johnston
“Preface” (mp3)
from “Story of a City”
(Undercover Culture Music)

Hawaiian Word:
Pili: join

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