Sand. Mostly we have a lovely beach in front of our place but sometimes it’s all big black boulders (to which Kris & Blair & Heidi can attest). It’s a mystery.

From whence does it come and go? The local newspaper this week had an article that said, in part, the winter waves tend to remove sand and the summer waves bring it back. But the winter waves the last few years have been more powerful than the summer waves so there is a lot less beach along Maui’s west coast than in years past.

We’re just north of Ka’anapali which I learned yesterday means: “shifting sands.” Well … there you go! “‘Twas always thus ….”