"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." ~Maya Angelou
I got to have the privilege of spending a day with this lovely lady, Jenny. I helped out as her ground crew for Green Sands as she kayak's the Big Island solo. It is inspiring to be around someone that has the guts to do what this amazing lady is doing. Tackling giant swells, heavy winds and rough terrain. Jenny is learning what it's like to be a tiny speck in the vast blue ocean.
Krystal checks out the broken rudder.
The morning I was set to join the ground crew I got a call from Krystal, Jenny's right hand gal, she told me that Jenny was having rudder problems and was missing the pin that keeps the rudder study for steering. This meant Jenny was making her way south without any steering. Leaving her at the mercy of the waves. Krystal had scouted a closer spot to bring Jenny in so we could fix her rudder before she made the difficult journey around Green Sand's beach. With the winds on her side, Jenny made it in safely. We ate lunch and waiting on Boz, the man with the rudder pin.
Boz shows up with prefect timing and Jenny is off to the boat ramp of Greens Sands. While the three of us caravan down the shore line. Four wheeling over lava rock and dusty dirt roads.
With the wind on her side, Jenny made it to the ramp before her ground crew. We showed up just in time to see her smiling from her kayak as she approached the ramp.
A happy crew of people, feeling accomplished.
"My fishing pole tells me how hard the wind is blowing." Jenny tells me as she whistles to demonstrate.
Krystal takes jeep owner ship to a new level.