29 May Bond, James Bond
Want a chance to sleep in the same bed as James Bond 007. You just may get your chance. Pierce Brosnan has just gotten permission to use his residence here in Hanalei, on Kauai, as a vacation rental. In 2007 and 2008 the Brosnan’s use the house as their primary residence. It was not all that unusual to see the Brosnans at the Kileaua Bakery having coffee and pastries. Pierce was always very nice about people taking his picture. They still plan to spend a lot of time here on Kauai.
New Nippon Maru breaks into Hawaiian waters. The refurbished ship joins the Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America here in Nawiliwili Harbor in Lihue. This is the cruiseship first port of call in the US and she will continue to Alaska before heading back to Yokohama Japan. The tie to Japanese culture is strong and Kauai wants to extend its aloha to these Japan based cruise lines.