Happy Camper for Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Marga Goosen, the site leader for Ocean Count at the Ahukini site, found out she and Jadrnka Kursa of Berlin come from the same town in Germany — Nuremberg, where the Hitler trials were held.

Kursa, a social media professor in Berlin, was in town doing journalism work for German Public Radio. She wasn’t the only European as Walter Lutz played Good Samaritan by providing Ann-C Giraudineau of Normandy, France, a place to stay after learning the French girl was sleeping on the beach in Waimea during their meeting at the Waimea Town Celebration film festival.

They dropped in on a conversation with Louise and Ming Leung of Victoria, Canada, who were photographing the Waimea Roundup Rodeo after spending time celebrating a wedding on Oahu.

Jean Souza was getting all kinds of press for the Ocean Count when, in addition to Jadrnka doing a radio piece, Mavis Aiu popped in to do a piece for Urban Sketchers, an all-volunteer nonprofit dedicated to fostering a global community of artists who practice on-location drawing.

And in case we forgot the humpback whales, Lani Tamanaha Broadbent, the Ahukini site leader with Marga, said there was a handful of activity.


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