Hawaii travel

Tsunami Experience

We flew into Kaua’i yesterday on a little 33 passenger prop plane from Island Air. It is was a quick uneventful one hour flight. Picked up our Jeep from Alamo and were off to check out this new island. Our condo is on the north shore in a community called Princeville. The condo itself is Puu Poa and it is beautiful. The view from the living room area.

It is a wonderful place to contemplate life.

Had a bit of excitement last night when the Emergency Broadcast System cut into the radio broadcast and advised us of a tsunami warning due to an earthquake off the west coast of Canada. The telephone then rang and an automated message was delivered that way as well. We could hear sirens sounding from planes and helicopters that we’re flying around the coast. It was very impressive to watch the Civil Defense roll into action and start evacuating over 100,000 people from coastal areas of the different islands with only 6 hours warning. Even though we are right on the coast we were high enough that we did not have to move. From the perspective of a tourist who just landed on this island I was very impressed with the organization and response to this potential event. In the end there was hardly a ripple, but a cool incident none the less.

Went for a run this morning and spent the balance of the morning relaxing and readings on the deck.

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

1 comment on “Tsunami Experience

  1. Conway, Shirley L

    We were under tsunami watch for a whole day in Feb 2010…. woke up to air raid sirens….pretty scary….we were also on very high ground and there ended up being lots of people evacuated to where we were….. at the end of the day, it was also only a ripple! Whew! We were due to leave the day after and had already received email from Air Canada to expect delays…. Aloha! Shirley ________________________________________

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