Friday, March 10, 2006

Wow! We had a little rain last night. OK, we had a lot of rain last night, so much that my container home sprung a leak. I'm not sure where since the water's only on the floor, not dripping from the roof or running down the walls. That tells me that there is a huge puddle underneath, or it's running down the outside walls and making it's way in through the floor area. Strange, it never leaked before when we had hard rains. I guess all the moisture has saturated the land so much that it has nowhere else to go.

Not sure how the surf is, I imagine the water is filthy and I don't think I want to venture out in it. As well, for all I know the bridge to Hanalei is closed, so there is no way in or out of Hanalei.

I have in the past posted pictures of Pila'a, from the cliff (surf shots) and from the beach at my friend's house. A car dealer from Oahu owns all the surrounding land (some 350+ acres) and in his infinite wisdom, a few years ago decided to do some major unpermitted grading and cutting of cliffs for a roadway. As a result, when the rains hit a few years ago, massive flooding ensued and overran my friends house and destroyed the reef. In today's paper, it was announced that he is being hit with a 7.5 million dollar fine. Estimates are that it will take 100 years to bring the reef and surrounding areas back to their original state. The guy's an idiot! Aloha.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

better be careful you might get washed out to sea at least you have a nice rubber floating bed. right

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