Happy Camper for Friday, November 12, 2021

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Rabbits (they’re the fast guys from the Bikes on Rice group) wait for the Turtles to show up at the Ahukini Landing Tuesday.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Turtles (that’s the Bikes on Rice group!) take a breather at the Ahukini Landing Tuesday evening.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Kaua‘i High School varsity girls volleyball team enjoy the sunset Tuesday evening ahead of their Kaua‘i Interscholastic Federation game against Island School at the Wilcox Gymnasium.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    The Kaua‘i High School varsity girls volleyball team wait out the waning minutes of the Junior Varsity contest Tuesday at the Wilcox Gymnasium.

There were no whales to be seen, but a whole bunch of Rabbits and Turtles were at the Ahukini Landing park, spinning through the park to take a break and enjoy the high clouds and the setting sun (gotta hurry to make it back to the Mo‘ikeha Building parking lot by the time the sun sets…it’s going down before 6 p.m., now).

Don’t forget to get your free whales and other marine creatures poster tomorrow. They’re being distributed at the Hanapepe Public Library (KIF football is at Hanapepe Stadium), the Princeville Public Library, the Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery at Kukui Grove, and Deja Vu Surf Hawai‘i, where they also have the collection box for the Zonta Club of Kaua‘i’s 16 Days of Advocacy.

Coach Orlando Anaya is getting excited because his kolea came back (they’re starting to appear, everywhere). That means it’s actually fall (we might not have the colorful leaves, but we got the kolea, and the whales).

Jean Souza (yes, she’s still not in the Kaua‘i Ocean Discovery because the place is still closed because of COVID-19) said Aaron Swink with the Division of Aquatic Resources (mahalo, Mia Melamed for making me realize that aquatic is not just ocean!) will be helping with the posters. Aaron was busy Monday and Tuesday with all those invasives.

Kudos to Shaku Arthur Kaufman (he’s a Vietnam Veteran!), Rev. Tomo Hojo, Rev. Mieko Majima (missed not seeing Jim Jung) and all those Kaua‘i United Hongwanji Women’s Association volunteers (even James Yamamoto came to help) for setting up the Lonesome Grave greens and flowers at the Kaua‘i Veterans Cemetery in time for Veterans Day.

OK, off to the KIF cross country championships.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.