Watching Hawaiian Salt
being made at the Beach!
On my way to go snorkeling today at Salt Pond Beach, I saw them mining the salt. I love this beach close to home and was excited to find out more about the mining here. Sometimes I see people working out there, but today was different. There were buckets out and it looked like it was harvesting day – I was right!
Here’s some history about the Hawaiian salt making at Salt Pond in Hanapepe, Kauai – I learned a lot about these 26 Hawaiian families who still mine as their ancestors did!
I realized it had been almost a month since I had been snorkeling at this amazing beach 1.5 miles from home. My “inner child” was asking to go play so I honored a “playdate.” I’m so glad “we” had a blast seeing some amazing creatures while snorkeling. There were tons of fish today like puffers and a trumpet fish. The highlight was a huge grey crab with big red spots. The salt mining was an awesome bonus!