Hokule’a: Voyage of Aloha

Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV

There’s a new crew aboard the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The two voyaging canoes  arrived in Apia, Samoa where they’ll attend the United Nations Small Island Developing States — or SIDS— conference. HPR’s Molly Solomon got an update from Oiwi TV co-founder and Hōkūle‘a crew member Nā‘ālehu Anthony … as part of our ongoing coverage, “Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.”

Over the next five weeks, Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia will continue on the third leg of their worldwide voyage…traveling to the Phoenix Islands and then back to Samoa. 

Oiwi TV / Scott Kanda
Oiwi TV / Scott Kanda

And now and update from voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The sister canoes left the island of Aitutaki last week and are making their way through the Cook Islands. Originally the crew had hoped to visit the sanctuary island of Surrarow. But bad weather and rough winds prompted them to change their sail plan. Kālā Baybayan is a crew member aboard Hikianalia.  

The two canoes are now heading towards Palmerston Island, in what will be the longest sail for this second leg of their worldwide voyage, Malama Honua.

ʻŌiwi TV / Scott Kanda
ʻŌiwi TV / Scott Kanda

There’s a new crew aboard the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia. The two canoes have reached Mo‘orea and are now on the second leg of their voyage around the world. HPR’s Molly Solomon got an update from crew member Kaimana Barcarse as part of our ongoing series, “Hōkūle‘a: Voyage of Aloha.”

The two canoes will leave Mo‘orea and continue through the Society Islands, the Cook Islands and on to Samoa at the end of August. You can also follow the journey of the Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia online.

Oiwi TV / Ken Chong
Oiwi TV / Ken Chong

And now an update on the voyaging canoes Hokule'a and Hikianalia. The two canoes have spent over a week in Papa’ete, Tahiti – where master navigator Nainoa Thompson was recently inducted into the order of Tahiti Nui with a medal of recognition. HPR’s Molly Solomon checked in with Hokulea crew member Linda Furuto…as part of our ongoing series, “Hokule’a: Voyage of Aloha.”

Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV
Hōkūleʻa Image ® Polynesian Voyaging Society. Credit Oiwi TV

Those are the sounds of crew members Kalā Baybayan and Saki Uchida. They're on board the voyaging canoe Hikianalia, as she and her sister canoe Hokule’a made landfall on the island of Rangiroa. HPR’s Molly Solomon spoke with Hokulea navigator Ka`iulani Murphy and has this Malama Honua update.

Hokule’a and Hikianalia will spend the night at Rangiroa before setting off for Papa’ete, Tahiti on Wednesday. 

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