Beach Walk 363 – Get Help at Kaka’ako

Today’s show is from Kaka’oko Waterfront Park in Honolulu, a hidden beauty just a few blocks from the busy busy Ala Moana Blvd near downtown.

Today’s word is kokua – which means help, aid, comfort. I love having a beautiful outdoor place in nature where I can chill, especially when it’s located in the hubbub. It takes a little curiosity to explore the neighborhood and find these spots, but oh, the reward! Thousands of people hurrying by, and less than 10 of us in this beautiful park on the waterfront.

There have been a number of attempts recently to build condos on the waterfront here…but I am of the mind that even if a lot of people are not physically there, the open space still serves to drain off the congestion energy of the city. We are benefiting from this open space throughout the larger vicinity. Have you noticed this in your community?

Show Links:
Kokua Foundation
Kokua Festival
Jack Johnson
Kaka’ako Waterfront Park

21’°17’33.80″N, 157’°51’50.79″W

Hawaiian words
Kokua: help

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Beach Walk 362 – Kailua Skies

The day got away from me however we have a lovely show of Kailua Skies contributed by generous viewer Dan Brown with music by Kanalo.

Today started off with an early morning phone call and I never quite caught up! I managed to get Lexi to the beach for a swim, only to have my camera battery be dead. But several weeks ago local friend and longtime Beach Walks viewer, Dan Brown, sent me a movie he had made of some his gorgeous Kailua photos.

I’ve put it to music by Kanalo, “Back to Yesterday.” You may recognize the voice – it is Jenn, aka JRoQ, one of the members of Mighty J! You can find this song on the Podsafe Music Network.

Hawaiian words
Anuenue: rainbow

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