47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, 26 countries…navigating only by the winds, waves, and the stars.
Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, two traditional Hawaiian voyaging canoes, left Hawai’i for Tahiti yesterday, beginning a journey that will take them around the globe, in an effort to raise consciousness and create a more sustainable world.
The Hawaiian name for the journey, “Mālama Honua” means “to care for this Earth.”
The vessels are double-hulled sailing canoes, made with modern and traditional materials, but without modern navigational tools.
The goal of the voyage is best summarized in what one Captain, Na’alehu Anthony, writes: “my great hope is that Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia will travel the globe connecting a community that helps us all to recognize that we are all not that different if we look at our values and what makes us want to move forward together, as citizens of Island Earth.”
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