For thous of you who are not surfers, that is about as good as it gets, the best part is their are no crowds and this is only one of four sections of this wave.
So my original plan was to go to Germany and settle down for sometime, and the universe said, "no your not going to do that". So then I decided a sailboat trip in the south pacific might be just the ticket, and the universe said, "nope not going to do that either". Not to be swayed from sailing I found a boat headed for Tonga that needed crew and have been planning that for the past week, but the universe stepped in again just yesterday and said "nope, sorry, not so much" . Alright fine, you win universe, what is it that you want me to do? It was wrong of me not to include you in the initial discussion anyway. So how does one go about talking to the universe and finding an appropriate path?
Anyway while I am not trying to communicate with the galaxy, I have set up shop on the beach at a place called Shipwreck Bay. Freedom camping, with great waved less then 100 yards from my tent and plenty of people around to mingle with. I was wrong about what I said in my last travel blog about catching the biggest wave
The average wave was about 7-8ft but the set waves were around 10-12ft
of my life. Now I have caught the biggest and the longest. These waves line up in such a way that you catch one section and it takes you 100yards down the beach, then there is another section that you catch and it takes you another 100 yards. In the end there are bout 4 sections and they take you a good 1/2 mile down the beach. Today is the first day in the past 6 days that I have not been in the water the wind has picked up and the swell has died so it looks like a good day for the guitar and a book. I have been reading this book called "Natures operating instructions" its about biotechnologies and a group of people who are trying to combine biology and engineering to solve some of the energy and pollution problems of the world (very interesting and super easy read I would recommend it). They call themselves Bioneers. The idea is that nature has already solved all the problems of the world and it is time that we start to listen and treat nature as a teacher rather than a consumable resource. So that has got me thinking...
This thing actually lands on the beach only a few yards from my tent.
I like the idea and it is not to far off from an idea I had at one point about being a nature engineer and taking ideas from nature to solve engineering problems. So the question is, did the universe put this book in my hands? I found the book in a box in the car that I have been borrowing from my friend. Simultaneously I talked to an old friend yesterday and she recommended that I apply for a job at a place called Pacific Quest on the Big Island of Hawaii. They specialize in horticulture therapy, basically using farming and growing food as a means to reconnect young adults with the earth and nature. Then I got a letter from Nebraska unemployment telling me that I needed to apply for jobs in order to maintain my unemployment benefits. So I figured it can't hurt to throw a resume to this Pacific Quest place and see what happens. In less than 24hrs I had an interview and 3 days later I had a job offer.
So is this how the universe communicates, just one little thing after then next pointing you in a direction? A few
Beach, check. Fire, check. Guitar, check. Wine, check. Tent check...
days before all this happened I wrote this in my Journal... "What I would like for now is a small 1 bedroom hut near the beach. Good surfing, scuba diving and yoga options nearby. I would like a garden where I can learn how to farm and grow my own food. A river nearby where I can learn to kayak when there are no waves. Enough money to get by not get rich. Mental stability peace and happiness." I think I can get all of thous on the big island of Hawaii except maybe the kayaking and the mental stability. Plus since they offer a 8day on 6day off working schedule it will give me plenty of time for other activities.
So yeah, I think for the moment I will go forward with this, that is of course until the universe says no. In the meantime it is time to head for warmer waters. Although my time in New Zealand has been fun I am thinking I will hope a flight to FIji or somewhere warmer for the next couple of weeks before I make the move to Hawaii.
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