Mostly Sunny Hawaii – Dolly Travels

Published Date Author: , August 19th, 2016

Dolly in Kona

Aloha.

I am getting lazier by the day. Kat and Darrell are both busy all day long, and I either swim, read, take a walk or a nap. The lanai keeps beckoning me.

Sunday was a day when neither of them worked. We went to brunch in town at the Daylight Coffee Company, where we had some very good food, and just enjoyed the ambience of the sea nearby, the breezes and a little cooler weather.

The surf was fairly quiet at first, but the clouds coming off the mountain were pretty dark. Later, the surf did pick up. The waves, while not enormous, were foamy white and the sea became a grayish-blue.

There was a local man, fishing right below the deck of the restaurant. His catch was interesting.

Dolly - Kona

His catch: there is are 2 parrot fish, an octopus, several others of which I dont know the names, but they all looked, to me, like they belonged in an aquarium, not a skillet or barbecue. ( I think the striped fish are convict tangs, according to this fish book Darrell loaned me.)

Later, back at the house, as we relaxed on the lanai, it started to rain. I loved that! Sitting on a couch, nice and dry, watching the rain on the pool and coming down the chain rain gutters.

It was not cold at all; the air temperature did cool down for a short time, and felt very pleasant.

Today I got a lesson in coffee bean sorting. Darrell and his worker, Francisco, had picked a small batch of beans yesterday. After the beans had soaked overnight, the hulls separated from the beans. Fransisco very patiently explained the process to me as he sorted. Of course, I had to get my hands in there.

Francisco, from Honduras, is an expert on coffee beans. He told me that when he lived there, he picked 400 to 500 pounds of coffee a day for plantation owners. He also explained that the coffee sorter we were using here was very small, but workable for small batches of beans. I am certainly glad I dont have to do that every day, but it was fun for an hour.

Francisco also builds rock walls, digs trenches for electrical cables, or does landscaping; he seems to be a jack of many trades and is a personable, gentle, good person.

Now it is gorgeous outside. The pool is calling. I shall say Aloha and I will return on another day.

Dolly

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