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From Kona Syle owner. Plus two -

Posted by Harry A2 on Wednesday, 18 March 2020, at 1:56 p.m.
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In response to 143848: WHALE WATCHING - we went on KONASTYLE boat, posted by Harry A2 on Friday, 13 March 2020, at 3:42 p.m.

(I hope this posts to correct place - Kona Style whale watch thread)

I talked to one of the owners at Kona Style office Tuesday, March 17. I showed him a printout of the four things I’d posted on Forum relative to Kona Style boat, SAIL, power, whales, required legal distance from whales, etc. I asked if I was mistaken in anything I’d posted to Forum on those issues. He read them over and had NO change or correction to offer.

He did go on to explain that Kona Style always has the goal of observing the 100 yard perimeter, including when the boat is propelled by sail with the power off. He said if a whale happened to surface and the boat was now inside the whale’s perimeter, of course it’s best to move back out to the 100 yard mark – although under sail power, that’s not as easy to achieve (details of wind, position and heading of boat, etc.) as with power. He took my email address and number and said he'd contact me with a more complete response.

(To avoid another post and relative to recent news:) Something I discovered several years ago about FEAR, which I had a lot of. One day while feeling afraid, it occurred to me to just DROP it. I tried, a bit of effort, and it worked. I’ve done it for years now and have always been amazed how simple and effective it was. Additional benefit is that I have less anger and feel more at peace generally. (I do also know fear has its place at times.)

Very late on St. Paddy’s Day I walked with cold wind in my face down to the beach. I waded out into the clear water and my last thought as I dove in was, I felt grateful. So much peace and beauty where we are.

Aloha, Harry


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