I like to live in Hawaii because of the natural beauty of everything here: the very blue sky, very white clouds, very green mountains, clothed in foliage to their ridges. My greatest pleasure in life is through my eyes, so why should I stay around main streets or cities? The coco palms waving in the clean trade winds, the colors of the water on the coral reef greet my eyes each day as I near the beach, and when the waves are breaking white, far from shore, it means surf is waiting, and I actually break into a run to get home, wear trunks and grab my favorite surfboard ‘. Tom Blake. 1935.