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Worldwide Voyage: Photos from Week Two

Daniel Lin is a well-traveled photographer and writer whose love of the Pacific and its many islands and cultures has inspired him to explore their every niche. Follow him as he partakes in the long-awaited and historic Hōkūle‘a canoe voyage from Hawai’i across the world—using only wayfinding, or traditional navigation, to guide it over perilous seas.

As the Hawaiian voyaging canoes Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia pass the equator on their way to Tahiti, the world watches closely to see what voyaging life feels like. Here are select photos from Week Two.

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A photographer and National Geographic Young Explorer, Dan has spent his career trying to better understand the nexus between people in remote regions of the Asia/Pacific and their rapidly changing environment. Dan is a regular contributor to National Geographic, the Associated Press, and the Guardian. He believes firmly in the power of visual storytelling as a vessel for advocacy and awareness, which helps to better inform policy makers. In 2016, Dan started the Pacific Storytellers Cooperative seeking to empower the next generation of storytellers from the Pacific Islands. Additionally, Dan is a crewmember for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, a Fellow of The Explorers Club, and a member of the IUCN Specialist Group on Cultural and Spiritual Values of Protected Areas. He received his Masters Degree from Harvard University
  • Theodore Maeda

    Linda, we’re proud of your courage, your commitment to good, and your influence with your fellowmen. May the Lord bless and be with you and your colleagues on this adventure of goodwill.
    Uncle Ted and Aunty Karen

  • steve lobb

    At 70 yrs, old, never thought I’d live to see this most fantastic voyage of the Hokulea, sailing beyond the Pacific! I was a shipwright in Honolulu in the 1970″s when Herb Kane asked me to help build the “Holulea”, just after I’d built my own 52′ Catamaran named “Melekai”. After meeting the” Holulea” on her arrival in Tahiti, I carried on with wife and kids, and sailed around the world, mostly using Polynesian navigation I leaned from David Lewis and Mau Pilog. “Melekai” also is still sailing strong in Mexico. Best wishes in light of your most beautiful theme, and fair winds to you all… Mahalo, Capt. Steve

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