Wednesday Morning, 12/7

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Dec. 7th….. Pearl Harbor.  Flag is at half staff

Cold this morning!!!  about 25, mostly sunny with WNW 4-5ft@ 6-11 sec’s and E winds 5-10mph, water temp at 49, and Indian Beach is still closed, with no hint of when they will reopen the road.  Shorty’s……  High tide was at 6am, sunrise at 7:44am.  Later today, low tide at 12:15pm, with NW swell 4-5ft@ 10 sec’s with E winds 15-25mph, high today of about 42, mostly sunny and dry.  Sunset at 4:30pm.  Tonight, NW 4ft@10 sec’s with E winds 20-30mph, low of 32 and partly cloudy, high tide at 5:52pm.

Thursday: SW 3-4ft@ 8 sec’s with ESE winds 25+mph, low of 41, high of 41, clouds and 100% chance of rain
Friday: SW 15ft@ 10 sec’s with SW winds 10-17mph, 43/47, clouds and 100%
Saturday: WSW 15ft@ 12 sec’s with W winds 5-10mph, 38/44, clouds and 60%
Sunday: W 6-7ft@ 12 sec’s with SSW winds 5-10mph, 38/47, clouds and 90%
Monday: WSW 4-5ft@ 15 sec’s with light ESE winds, 33/44, clouds and 60%
Tuesday : SW 4ft@ 12 sec’s with ESE winds 5-11mph, 30/39, partly cloudy and 20%

Today has always been a sort of special day for me,  back in my corporate days, Hawaii was part of my division, so I always planned to be on Oahu for Dec 7th, the most memorable visit was for the  50th anniversary,  got out early, was in the water before day break ( I was lucky enough  to have a board in the lock up at Waikiki)….. then hit the memorial, and later had lunch with my counterpart from Suntory.  Our company represented the Suntory brands in the US market, as they did ours in Japan.  So, here we are, 2 sons of WW2 vets, Matsuru Uchida and myself….  he preferred to be called “Mac” , having lunch together on the 50th….  found out his father was a Major in the Pacific, survived the war and lived in Japan,  not too much said about exactly what his father remembered…. so then we talked a bit about where my father was….. Alamogordo , New Mexico and White Sands, as a member of the  US Army Manhattan Engineers,  part of the  A bomb development.  Needless to say, was a lunch neither of us will soon forget.  Every time we worked together after that , we always talked a bit about how our fathers were doing….  I really liked this guy….. then he was shipped back to Japan, about the same time I took the early retirement from corporate…. still remember that guy!