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Island Update: A Little of This & A Little of That

Hello everyone, and welcome to the end of the week! Let’s end the week with a little island update, shall we??

I’ll start with the sargassum. It’s mostly gone. Yes, there are spots here and there like in Fish Bay, for example. But I have not seen any piling up on any of the popular beaches in a few weeks. That’s a good thing. If you are curious about sargassum, you can always check out I post updates there regularly.

The Saharan dust has also passed through the territory for the moment. I have seen such bright blue skies this week. It’s been incredible. Check out a few pics:

Hawksnest earlier this week
Trunk Bay earlier this week

The Saharan dust comes and goes through the late spring and summer months. Click this link to read an article we recently posted about this. 

So the sargassum is gone. The dust is gone. Such great news! Now on to the rain…

The island is slowly starting to green up after a long stretch of minimal rain. (I kid you not, it started to downpour as I typed that sentence!) We are been getting good bouts of rain here and there, but it’s not enough to ruin a vacation. It is, however, enough to green up the island. Woohoo!

Dalton grabbed his rain jacket & ran outside to play in the rain this morning!

Speaking of Dalton, he loves going to Scoops to get ice cream in Mongoose Junction. We picked up some after dinner last night, and drove up to the Cruz Bay overlook afterward. We were fortunate enough to catch this sunset:

These colors are 100% real. I never alter pics. 🙂

How gorgeous is that?! And yes, that is Kekoa sailing by!

So all in all, things are good here. The island is still quiet too, so it’s a great time to visit if you are able to. And for those of you who cannot, you can always check out one of our 20+ webcams at

Have a wonderful day everyone! PS: The sun is already out again!

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