I prefer my sand at the beach, thank you!

The last time I met you here I was lamenting that our “home improvement summer” was leaving me a little frazzled. I am pleased to report we’re making progress, but the only sand this beach lover is enjoying right now is in the backyard.


I look forward to a new driveway and outdoor entertainment space. I also look forward to a clean dog.



I much prefer beach sand!


When we returned from Kauai in January I dumped all the photos onto the computer and backed them up for safety, but I have a long way to go before hundreds of memories are organized and placed either in digital libraries or printed for enjoyment.

That doesn’t mean I don’t look at them. I often do, remembering the tranquility of such a gorgeous place. Offer me a long stretch of sand and I can’t wait to walk and explore.

It’s been years and years since I saw the movie South Pacific, but Hanalei Pier is a featured location. I don’t know how it may have changed since 1957, however. Hurricane Iniki badly damaged the pier in 1992 and it required rebuilding.

Fortunately there were no hurricane warnings in January!



DSC_7493The pier has had a number of changes since constructed in 1892. The thriving rice industry necessitated changes and the pier was lengthened and completed in 1912 with reinforced concrete and a wooden deck.


The shed roof was added in the 1940’s. It’s a serene spot offering beautiful views of the Bay.

DSC_7494How’s this for a relaxing spot to take a stroll?

I guess I could bury my toes in the backyard sand…

Who am I kidding?

Island life is calling me.

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