The title “Sand in the Pages” is meant to encompass several things. It refers to my love of the beach, particularly tropical islands, in addition to my love of reading. Just as my favorite islands are scattered between the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific, my reading preferences also range. The same way I’ll be happy on most any sunny beach with clear water is the same way I’ll be happy with almost any well-written, engaging book.
The photo used in the header of this website was taken July 2016 on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Specifically, it captures Ehukai Beach Park in Haleiwa, also known as the Banzai Pipeline.
Here is the full photo:
I love this photo for many reasons. The colors of the sky, water, and sand are particularly stunning, but I also love the crash of wave against the shore in the distance.
This crash of wave reminds me of the Kindle Paperwhite I lost, on this very beach, on that very day, to a very similar wave.
My family had set up our beach chairs and towels just a smidge too close to the edge of the shelf (about where the red flag is located). While we were in the water, a rogue wave crashed all of our belongings, soaking everything, including my Kindle.
I have since acquired a new Kindle, but I will always remember the one that got Banzai’d at the Banzai Pipeline.