As some of you have remarked upon privately, we are woefully behind in updating this blog. I would happily blame technology, and specifically Internet connectivity, especially as even now here in Maui, finally off the boat, we still have a crappy connection. Turns out that here in the Maui Prince Hotel, which is otherwise a very nice hotel indeed, the Internet connection provides only for Web site access – no other type of connection is possible, meaning that the bulk uploading of images is well nigh impossible. I’ve reverted to a Sprint Wireless Broadband connection, but here in the southern part of habited Maui, the signal is almost non-existent, so the connection is painfully slow.
But the reality of the situation is that we’ve just been so very busy that we collapse in exhaustion every night, without the energy to process photos and write more entries, and then are up early in the morning to embark on that day’s adventures.
Similarly, the kids have not been doing traditional school work (math, basically) as a result of our filling our days so well, although they certainly have been learning all sorts of new things.
We hope to catch up with our backlog (which includes hundreds more photos) as we move to the Big Island of Hawaii tomorrow, where we’ll be staying for five nights, and only have a day of activities booked while there at this point.
I’ll try and post Bora Bora tonight, and let’s not discuss how many days ago that actually happened!