Not exactly a hurricane

13 01 2020

Stormy-weather view, still gorgeous. (Photo by the author)

KAAAWA—The weather dominates the news this week. I don’t recall a wet season this bad; it seems to get worse each year. Extreme wind and rain reminiscent of a hurricane has downed trees, caused the ocean tide to deposit sand on Kamehameha Highway, and raised hopes of school children for no school.

All we can do is wait for the sun to dry things out so we can begin the clean up. It looks like residents like us will have to do it themselves because professional yard services are booked. Ours is not the only community with weather-related challenges, yet I thought of sharing some views to remind folks to travel with caution.

Road crews standby amid sand-covered highway at Kaaawa Beach Park.

Some of the debris at the high tide line on what used to be green lawn. Too much plastic.

Approaching Kaaawa Elementary School and looking toward Kaaawa Valley

Unstable atmosphere

Ebb tide

Stay safe, everyone!

~ Rebekah

5K family fun run/walk in Kaaawa Valley

10 04 2010

Kaaawa Valley with Puu Ohulehule beyond

This morning was perfect for the “1st Annual Kaaawa Elementary School Ocean Warrior 5K Family Fun Run/Walk” in Kaaawa Valley, a short ways down the road from the studio. The film industry uses this location for movies and TV shows. This is the beautiful place where Miss Marvelous’s parents wed.

Many thanks to the Kaaawa Elementary School PTO Committee and Kualoa Ranch for coordinating a successful community event. The entry fee bought access to the course trails, the event t-shirt, a bottle of water, and a coupon for 50% off of three different activities at Kualoa Ranch. Shave ice, spam musubi, cotton candy, music, and the great outdoors made for a great party!

We could have brought Alice Brown and Pua (guest dog), as plenty of other people brought their canines, and the event folks offered free poop bags, but, alas, we had left the pooches home. I brought my easel and took the opportunity to sketch out a new painting of the vista. Miss Marvelous was among the youngest entrants to show off her new walking skills. Congratulations, Kaaawa! Everyone had a good time!

Miss Marvelous approaches the line

Copyright 2010 Rebekah Luke

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