The Carnival of Aloha Goes to Sea

Welcome to Chapter 14 of the Carnival of Aloha! While thinking about a mode of transportation for this edition of our Carnival, it dawned on me that we could just use the obvious.  We’ll take a cyber ride with the Falls of Clyde before she’s taken out of the water and sent to drydock for a very costly restoration.

The Falls of Clyde prior to removal to drydock.

Financial concerns are very apparent with this Chapter and the feelings are shared across the board in one way or another.  It’s interesting that our Carnival this month mirrors some of the common, pervading feelings in our island communities.

Mel shares his pictorial genius with us in Parade Celebrates Aloha posted at Mel’s Internet Universe Weblog.  Mel said, “Nothing says “Aloha” more during September than the annual “Aloha Festivals” celebration. This year I captured the beauty of the annual floral parade that was almost canceled this year due to funding issues.”  It’s always all about the money isn’t it?  Thank you, Mel, for keeping us in the loop with this.  If anyone needs more visual impact, check out the rest of Mel’s photos, there’s over 100!

Ryan Suenaga asks one of the questions I hear over and over again these days, both around town and at home.  Ryan asks, “When Will We See Price Drops on Gasoline like the Continental U.S. Has?” at his blog, Uncommon Cents.  Such a great name for a blog with financial focus. Thanks for asking and addressing that question out loud, Ryan!

Skeet tells us about the Neighborhood growth revisited posted at skeet’s stuff, saying, “Some of our local homeless population will soon be living in transitional housing that will help them prepare for eventual home-ownership or rental.”  They’re trying to fix things.  There’s hope!

Sunny Petropoullakis is a mom who joins us with more of our attempts at “fixing” things. Sunny: Recycle Hawaii! posted at Sunny, shows that we really are trying.  Welcome aboard, Sunny!

Lynn shows us that we really can try to make a difference as she says, “Hello” to us at Auntie as she returns from her campaign for office that has made us all perk up and pay attention.  Thanks, Lynn, for trying to fix things!

Angie steps in to give us a break with A sweet treat from the Big Island posted at True Aloha.  We needed some sweet sustenance, Angie!  Thank you!  Angie said, “I just picked some of this up recently…yum!”  This is not the first time we have enjoyed the product of the busy-bee ohana (family) on the island of Hawaii.

Sheila tells us Where to Stay in Hawaii to Avoid Rain, posted at Hawaii Vacation Blog – saying, “I love all of Hawaii’s micro climates. I never stop being amazed at the differences between the windward and leeward sides and everything in between! With the wetter winter months just around the corner, I wrote this post to help people who are unfamiliar with the the geography and climates of Hawaii find the maximum sunshine for their Hawaii vacation.” Thank you, Sheila.  We can stay out of the rain and eat toast with some of Angie’s honey!  🙂

HawaiiVacationGifts presents Hawaii Vacation Gifts by Double Brush-Hawaiian Gifts & Blog: How to Grow Orchids on Trees in Hawaii posted at Hawaii Vacation Gifts by Double Brush-Hawaiian Gifts & Blog, saying that she, “wrote this special for the carnival.”  Thank you, Cheryl, we needed something to calm our nerves.

Ron continues our journey across the Big Island as he shares a whole bunch of Hilo Hawaii Beaches posted at Your Aloha Connection.  Thanks, Ron!

Kara Williams brings us even more relaxation with a Molokai Sunset on Papohaku Beach posted at Traveling Mamas.  Thank you for joining us, Kara!

Pua takes us from the beaches on Molokai to the Hawaiian Fish Ponds posted over at Best Hawaii Vacation with Hawaii Vacation Blog.  Pua says, “Everybody who lives in Hawaii knows about a favorite ancient Hawaiian fishpond in their area.  These fishponds are not only places of utmost serenity and peace. They used to feed Hawaiians and their families for centuries. Read about the efforts to rebuild and re-create one of the many Molokai fishponds for doing just that

Evelyn, yours truly, emphasized that there is hope where funds are not always available telling us that The “Falls of Clyde” Has Friends, posted right here at Homespun Honolulu.  Our mode of “transportation” this Chapter was going to be sunk into the briny deep until someone stepped forward. It’s all about the ohana, gang.  If we band together and support each other, we can get through just about anything.  I didn’t say easily, but it is possible.

That concludes this chapter of sharing both a little drama and the aloha with our Hawaii bloggers. If you’re a Hawaii blogger or have a post to submit about a visit to our island chain, check out our guidelines and then submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Aloha using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  • 1 Hawaii » Blog Archive » The Carnival of Aloha Goes to Sea // Oct 6, 2008 at 6:33 am

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  • 2 Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for October 6th // Oct 6, 2008 at 6:47 am

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  • 3 Sheila // Oct 6, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Captain Evelyn takes us on a great Aloha Carnival ride once again. Seems like an especially good line up of articles on the 14th issue. Me likey! 🙂

  • 4 Evelyn // Oct 6, 2008 at 8:50 am

    Here’s a salute to you this morning, Sheila! 🙂 I’m glad you’re aboard the ship! I’m amazed at the items we received. I didn’t even realize we had collected so many posts this time but I’m glad we did!

  • 5 Lovin' Links: Festival of Stocks and Carnival of Aloha | Uncommon Cents // Oct 6, 2008 at 6:12 pm

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  • 6 HawaiiVacationGifts // Oct 7, 2008 at 12:46 am

    Ahoy Evelyn! Thanks again for your continued dedication and time to host another quality carnival.

  • 7 Evelyn // Oct 7, 2008 at 8:16 am

    Hi HVG! You’re too kind but I have to say that I couldn’t do it without all of you guys — my top-notch ship mates! 🙂

  • 8 sunny // Oct 8, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Mahalo Evelyn!

  • 9 Evelyn // Oct 8, 2008 at 11:47 am

    Thank YOU, Sunny, for joining us and letting everyone find out about you and your blog. 🙂 I hope you continue to join us in the coming months!

  • 10 Pua // Oct 23, 2008 at 7:44 am

    Aloha and mahalo Evelyn,
    For the efforts and time you dedicate to keep the Hawaii blog ohana in touch, you deserve more than our regular mahalo.

    We nominated your blog in our ‘I love this blog’ award as one of our favorite Hawaii blogs.

    Please, come and see for yourself

    and…enjoy your award. Aloha, Pua

  • 11 Evelyn // Oct 23, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Thank you, Pua. I did go see and I will pass it on! That was so cute!

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