Islanded — Armchair voyaging from Kauai to the Solomons

  • Jason V. Gilbert / Special to The Garden Island

    A small granite island is seen in Maine. The photo was taken by the columnist’s son.

“Islanded.” That’s a word I did not use until I settled on Kauai. It’s a simple word, actually the simple past tense and past participle of the verb form of the word “island.” If you live on a large continent, it’s not a word you have occasion to use.