A postcard of the Salt Pond Beach Park arrived today from a friend of mine traveling in Hawaii. The Salt Pond Beach Park is located on the leeward side of Kauai. Kauai, or any other Hawaii island, is like a ship that has leeward and windward sides. The leeward sides refer to the west and south sides that are usually hot and dry; and the windward
sides (the east and north sides) are relatively cooler and wetter. Salt Pond Beach Park has a naturally made, shallow swimming pond behind a curling finger of rocks. The center and western edge of the beach is popular with bodyboarders
and bodysurfers. The flat ground to the
east of the beach was the last location to produce sea salt in Hawaii.