Whenever we come to Kailua, our first stop is the amazing beach. Just 20 minutes or so from the congested beaches of Waikiki, it is nearly five miles of fine, white sand, warm water of at least 21 shades of blue and green, peopled with perhaps 50 folks sprinkled along its length at any time of the day. Dogs frolic off-leash, people stroll hand in hand or cast fishing lines into the water, joggers show off their stuff, readers spread a towel in the shade and luxuriate in the beauty.
We have had Kona winds today, winds from the south that are humid and languorous. It's hot for us Mainlanders, so walking on the beach with the warm surf lapping over our ankles is the perfect exercise here.
We spied a bottle bobbing in the waves and spun some stories for ourselves about what might be written on a message within. It was too far out to capture it, but it captured our fantasies - almost more fun not to know.
Kailua no ka oi.