Travelling has taught us both to meet people a lot easier and make friends quickly otherwise we would be spending every second of the day with only each other. And here we are again leaving our friends which we feel like we have known for years.
Firstly, we met Amanda & Josh, from Maine (USA), at our camp ground. On this week we missed the first set up day so missed our usual campsite, and set ourselves up next to our to-be new friends. We automatically hit it off and the rest is history. They scored a house 10 minutes away so we scored ourselves our first hot shower in months. But it wasn’t just their hot water and oven that attracted us to them, it is their sweet kindness and bubbly personalities. Another bonus in our relationship is Amanda’s cooking. My mouth is watering reminesing over the coconut & choc chip cookies she baked every time we visited.
One of the best things about surfing in Hawaii is there are so many chick surfers, so Jill was in heaven with all the friends she was meeting. As Matt & Jill were not surfing the same waves, Jill surfed the beach break and always returning to Matt saying, “I just met a chick who bla bla bla”. But one day when both of us surfed the beach break we met a particular happy, smiling chick, Rachel. We then met her hilarious boyfriend, Matt. Yes another Matt, and it was hard getting the attention of the right one. And they too had inviting fringe benefits to us campers – hot showers too, oven and a bed for us to sleep on during our last 2 nights in Kauai.
Over the months ore friendship blossomed as we took hikes, sat around bonfires with Rachel & Matt playing guitars and singing while we ate Smor’s, to Thanksgiving dinners, birthday celebrations, supporting Matt at an Open Mic Night, to xmas dinners which we all endlessly repeated, “this is the best ham I have ever eaten” and I still continue to say it today. Obviously we surfed together, we are in Hawaii after all.
Matt & Jill’s afternoon naps were dissapating as we were spending so much time together but it did not matter as we laughed and laughed at our endless silly jokes. I felt like a child again, full of energy, playing with our new friends. The best thing about our friendship is that we are all happy people and accept one another truly who for each person is.