Here's the beautiful new whale wall! Wyland did an incredible job on this painting. It looks very similar to the old painting except the whales are now facing towards the north shore and it's a night sky with a luminescent full moon. I love it! I'll take some photos when we visit next month and share then with you. Mahalo Wyland...what a wonderful gift you gave Kauai! Also, thanks to Sherwin-Williams for supplying all the paint!
Speaking of whales, there's plenty of them around Kauai this time of year. We've seen them from the beach across from the condo. You can watch the humpback whales from just about anywhere along the coast of the island. But, a lot of people say that the Kilauea Lighthouse is the best spot to view these amazing creatures. The lighthouse is a scenic 30 minute drive from the condo.
Aloha and thanks for reading my diary!
I have some exciting news! Artist Robert Wyland is repainting his infamous whale wall in Kapaa this weekend! The wall originally completed in 1991 is huge...150 feet long and 24 feet tall. It had to be big, as life size humpback whales were the subject mater. In all, Wyland has painted 100 life size public murals to increase appreciation, understanding and conservation of marine life. What a cool guy he is!
The wall located in the Safeway shopping center in Kapaa is seen by hundreds of people daily as they drive along Kuhio highway. But, the painting was showing it's age and had deteriorated so badly over the years that Wyland said he could actually stick his finger through the T1-11 plywood siding! That siding has all been replaced and recently the wall was covered in a fresh coat of light blue paint...a big blank canvas. Wyland (who is working for free) plans to transform the wall into a beautiful new mural by noon on Monday! I can't wait to see what he paints! I'm so happy for Kauai! Thank you Wyland!
Kauai gets plenty of rain. But, keikis don't let a little sprinkle slow them down. They want to get out and play in it!
Not too far from the condo is a swing that someone put up in an ironwood tree. Our daughter loves it. Even on an overcast day it's a fun spot to sit and watch the ocean. It's always a good day to get out and play!