Local Snapshots — June
A good snapshot may reveal a simple pleasure that otherwise goes unnoticed. The Local Snapshots is just a tiny collection of what Kaua‘i offers to locals and visitors. Indulge yourself. And if you have any suggestions or pictures, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This pristine Westside beach by the Pacific Missile Range Facility is off limits even to those who reside inside the base. An apparently man-made breach in the coral barrier created this small cove where turtles and the occasional Hawaiian monk seal like to hang out.
Neill Sams, owner of Orchid Alley Kaua‘i in Old Kapa‘a Town, has been growing orchids for at least 25 years. Here, he is holding two champions from the last Mothers’ Day Show by the Kaua‘i Orchid Society. The Vanda Coerulea, on the left, took “Best in Show” and also an “Award of Merit” from the American Orchid Society, and a cross from the Vanda Manuvadee and Vanda Coerulea took “Best Purple.” Visit www.orchidalleykauai.com or call 822-0486 for more information.
Ron Ellamar and Lawrie Woods, owners of Kaua‘i Music and Strings in Kalaheo, offer music lessons to locals and visitors, layaway for new instruments, rentals, trade-ins and consignments, so everyone can afford their dream instrument — and play it too. Check them out at www.kalaheomusicandstrings.com or call 332-8302 fore more information.
Ono Ono Shave Ice is one the best antidotes for the summer heat. Near Ono Family Restaurant in Old Kapa‘a Town, they have almost 80 flavors to mix and match, plus 27 pre-set combinations. You can also add ice cream, mochi, marshmallow, li hing mui, and top it off with condensed milk. Open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
It looks like it would be a lot of fun to take one of these boats out in Hanalei Bay during the summer. But they are actually targets built for the Navy to practice their skills — and even though they have no motor, they cost a heck of a lot more than the average island beater car.