Naʻalehu Anthony

This blog is by ʻAulani Wilhelm, a crew member for the Polynesian Voyaging Society aboard Hōkūleʻa from Panama to the Galapagos, and Senior Vice-President for Oceans at Conservation International. For over two decades, ʻAulani has worked to protect the the ocean and the resources it provides including helping to lead the designation of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National...

By Kālepa Baybayan A quiet warm south wind blows over the stern of Hōkūleʻa, lifting the canoe as we silently rock back and forth on the floating dock we are secured to. We arrived in Miami Saturday afternoon at 4pm and are now stationed at Shake-A-Leg Marina, which specializes in programming for youth and adults...

By Nainoa Thompson, Pwo navigator As Hōkūleʻa traveled to her farthest northern point on this Worldwide Voyage, I found myself thinking back to a moment not so long ago when I sat with our staff and our friends at the National Geographic Society discussing ideas for the North American legs of Hōkūleʻa’s Worldwide Voyage. We talked about...

“When we first started training to do this, everyone thought it was impossible.” With this simple statement made from the deck of the Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hōkūleʻa, as she prepares to enter the Atlantic Ocean for the very first time, captain and pwo navigator Bruce Blankenfeld reminds us of the boldness and audacity of our founders...

Under the cover of darkness, we ascended a small hill in the remote region of Magelang, Central Java, side-by-side with visitors and locals alike. Standing behind railings or atop makeshift bamboo structures, we all patiently awaited the coming of the sun and the magic of Borobudur Temple that the light would reveal. The temple, built...