Hokule’a: Voyage of Aloha

Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Nā‘ālehu Anthony

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a has departed Cocos Keeling Islands. It’s now on a non-stop sail across the Indian Ocean to the island of Mauritius, just East of Madagascar.  HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with the crew before they left, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a expects to reach Mauritius in the next 20 days, weather permitting.

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Oiwi TV / Naalehu Anthony
Oiwi TV / Naalehu Anthony

Hōkūle‘a continues to sail around the world and has just embarked on its longest journey yet. Over the weekend, the voyaging canoe left Bali, Indonesia and will sail across the Indian Ocean to reach the island of Mauritius, a nearly 4,000 mile trip. We checked in with captain Bruce Blankenfeld as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Oiwi TV / Bryson Hoe
Oiwi TV / Bryson Hoe

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a has arrived safely in Bali, Indonesia. This trip marks the first time the canoe has sailed in the Indian Ocean, but as Hōkūle‘a captain Nainoa Thompson explains, this trip is in many ways a journey home.

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Oiwi TV
Oiwi TV

A new Hōkūle‘a crew recently left Darwin, Australia, entering the Indian Ocean for the first time. The voyaging canoe is now on its way to Bali, Indonesia. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hokulea is expected to reach Bali in early August.

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Oiwi TV / ‘Āina Paikai
Oiwi TV / ‘Āina Paikai

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a is sailing through the Gulf of Carpentaria on the northern coast of Australia. They’re heading towards the city of Darwin and are stopping at island communities along the way. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with Hōkūle‘a crew member Hye Jung Kim, as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

A new crew will take over, once Hōkūle‘a reaches Darwin. Next up on the sail plan is Bali, Indonesia.

Flickr / Tchami
Flickr / Tchami

Hōkūle‘a crew members are taking their voyage underwater. The traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe continues to sail up the eastern coast of Australia and recently spent a week diving in the Great Barrier Reef. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with Polynesian Voyaging Society president Nainoa Thompson as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson
Oiwi TV / Jason Patterson

As Hōkūle‘a continues to sail around Australia, her sister canoe Hikianalia is on her way back home. The voyaging canoe is heading north to Hawai‘i where she’ll spend the next year traveling around the islands. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with apprentice navigator Austin Kino as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

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Polynesian Voyaging Society
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a  has arrived in Sydney, Australia. They were welcomed into Sydney Harbor after nearly two weeks at sea, sailing from New Zealand. HPR’s Molly Solomon caught up with crew member Kawika Crivello, as part of our ongoing series Hōkūle‘a, Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a continues its journey around the world and is currently sailing to Brisbane, Australia.

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Polynesian Voyaging Society
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Hawai‘i teachers and education officials are back from a trip in New Zealand. They were there alongside the voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia for the first ever Mālama Honua Education Summit. The focus of the trip was how to incorporate innovation and indigenous knowledge into the classroom. HPR’s Molly Solomon has more as part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.

Hōkūle‘a will remain in New Zealand for the next few weeks, before departing for Australia.

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Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong
Oiwi TV / Justyn Ah Chong

Hōkūle‘a has returned to the ocean, as it celebrates 40 years of sailing. Over the decades, artists and musicians have been inspired by the traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoe. As part of our ongoing series, Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha, HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with master navigator Bruce Blankenfeld to share songs of Hōkūle‘a.

Hōkūle‘a will stay in Auckland, New Zealand for the next month, before she departs for Australia in April, leaving the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

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