Another area that is being repaired is the Ahupua’a. The ipe decking was showing signs of rot and was unsafe. We are sanding and reusing many of the boards, but some were rotten and needed to be replaced. The good news is that the Ahupua’a should be open again by mid-March.
The entire walkway and railing at the Ahupua’a is being dismantled. Dirt is being removed from beneath the walk-way so that the boards are no longer buried and all parts are being sanded, painted and replaced. The display boards are being slightly relocated to make the fish in the center of the pond easier to see. The steps and railing to the lookout will also be sanded and refinished. Once all the woodwork is finished the surface of the ocean will be repainted a lighter color.