Dan Lin

“We’ve come halfway around the world and still haven’t left home yet,” mused Hōkūle’a captain, Nainoa Thompson, as he reflected on the similarity between South Africa’s welcoming spirit of ubuntu and the aloha that we receive back home in Hawaii. He said this one morning as we sailed around the Cape of Good Hope. Cape Town, our destination, was…

Wildlife

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In voyaging, weather is usually the single most important determinant of schedule. It is often said that setting  a firm schedule in voyaging is like setting yourself up for disappointment. On this Worldwide Voyage, we have learned to flexible in all things, but especially with timing. However, one thing that we definitely did not want to miss…

Wildlife

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In a few days time, the renowned voyaging canoe, Hōkūle’a, will be making its first contact with the African continent at Maputo, Mozambique. From there they will make their way down the coast of South Africa, arriving in Cape Town next month. This event carries a great deal of significance on many levels, but perhaps most notable…

Wildlife

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It’s been a little over a year since the Polynesian Voyaging Society set sail from Hawai’i to embark on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage (WWV). Since then, the Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hōkūle’a, has traveled approximately one quarter of the distance around the world, sailing to places like French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga, and New Zealand, and then…

Changing Planet

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