Friday, June 27, 2008

Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ~ Somewhere over the Rainbow

The escalating success of Israel Kamakawiwo‘ole, the late great Hawaiian vocalist known to many simply as “IZ,” is an amazing story

Mountain Apple - Music from the Islands

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

The Saturday Farmers' Market

Saturday Farmer's Market
Parking Lot C (Off of Diamond Head Road)
Kapiolani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816-4421

This is Honolulu's premiere farmers' market, the only one featuring all Hawaii grown and produced foods.

This is a true farmers' market: the farmers and food producers are in attendance to tell you about their products, how they grow them and how you should prepare them.

You'll find a variety of products including fruits, vegetables, flowers, beef, aqua cultured seafood, fresh baked breads, hand made pastas, tropical jams and jellies, unique snack foods, honey, baked goods, specialty seasonings and more. Shop for dinner at one stop.

Come to eat breakfast: a different restaurant prepares hot breakfast plates each week. You'll also find fresh baked scones, oatcakes and other baked items to have with a cup of Hawaii-grown coffee.

The Saturday crowds

These are real flowers

Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation Web Site

Monday, April 28, 2008

Surfing Makaha

Makaha Beach
Leeward side of Oahu Hawaii

Most times is a fun and pretty beach but during the Winter, this beach's surf does indeed exhibit "fierce" conditions. Wave heights often average fifteen feet and can peak as high as thirty feet plus. In addition to this definitely not being a time even for novice surf and body boarders, it certainly isn't a time for swimmers to be in the ocean at all. The waters are otherwise safe except when there is high surf. Strong back washes are created and the shorebreak and resultant undertow becomes very dangerous. During high surf time there are many surf boarders. In addition to the surfers, be sure to watch out for their runaway surf boards.

More fotos at Makaha

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Most of my favorite Oahu places for surfing, hiking and hanging out. The list has to include Waikiki and Honolulu but mostly centers around the Hawaii Kai - SE side of the island