Today they posted this really cool video from the 1976 Hokulea trip. Its so beautiful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFtNhSl1dt8&feature=youtu.be They look so 70’s-ish. I really love the song too. 1 week ago
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I have to put this at the top of my list. I might even go to Hawaii to watch the trip launch.
Just watched this and it had me in tears.http://hokulea.org/wwv-report/hokule%ca%bba-is-ready-to-see-the-world-video-of-launching-from-%ca%bboiwi-tv/
Here is the blog announcement from today! http://pacificvoyagers.org/hokule%CA%BBa-upcoming-plans 2 months ago
Here is a video that shows more about what it was like at the blessing ceremony. http://mauinow.com/2012/04/17/video-the-dalai-lama-blesses-hokulea-mauians-in-attendance/#.T4-CHqieEys.facebook 14 months ago
The Dali Lama was in Hawaii last weekend and shared laughter and happiness with all sorts of people. This is a great story about his visit to the Hōkūle`a. He blessed the upcoming journey and said she could heal the ocean.
I really miss this beach. It is only a few miles from where I used to live in Hawaii so I’d go there often.
http://pacificvoyagers.org/an-earth-blessing-the-dalai-lama-blesses-hokulea 14 months ago
The second trailer from the canoe videos is out. http://youtu.be/iKbIeBfF4eo Makes me cry. You can feel the love and ancestral connections. They show some of the journey through San Francisco and down the west coast. This is really happening in our lifetime. Amazing. 14 months ago
Todays blog is great. They sort of wrap up a bunch of different stories. http://www.pacificvoyagers.org/voyage/blogs/rich-waters.html Sad, exciting, dramatic, beautiful. From some of the posts it sounds like the next 2 days will be magical experiences with whales. 16 months ago
“Fog” by Pacific Voyagers
I love reading these blogs. The canoes are just around some of the whale breeding lagoons of the coast of Mexico. Breathtaking written images as they describe their journeys. http://www.pacificvoyagers.org/voyage/blogs/whale-grave-yard.html
Very interesting blogs in the last few days about when they didn’t eat a sunfish and pondering ancient travelers. Did someone make this journey a thousand years ago? Adventure is in man’s nature. 16 months ago
Photo: Duncan Morris © Oceanic Nature Film Productions
The group of vaka that sailed from the South Pacific and New Zealand to California are on the move. They stayed in San Diego for a few months and are now on their way to the Sea of Cortez to visit the whales.
Wasn’t sure where this post was going but it was so thoughtful and beautiful that I had to share it. Made me think even more deeply about how important it is to be respectful. And thanks for pointing out the helium thing too.
Sometimes you look at these adventures as just athletic feats. They are tests of human endurance and intelligence. But the depth of meaning in these voyages is really beyond that. They are traveling to bring attention to the needs of the ocean, the needs of our cultures together on this planet, the needs of our children.
So interesting what they think about out there on the ocean and how lucky to be living in a time to be able to read and share. 16 months ago
I got a message today that if you like the FB page for the pacific voyagering society then someone wins a tshirt. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pacificvoyager
I think this is a great way to get people to repost your link and I really would like to have a cool tshirt from them. Thats all I know. 17 months ago
Like this story about Billy Richards in Koolina magazine. http://www.koolina.com/storytellers/voyaging-into-the-future Catches his reverence. 17 months ago
The final blog entry of the voyagers was entitled “Are You Ready”. http://www.pacificvoyagers.org/ on Sept. 1. They landed in San Diego with no fanfare. Sort of expected that there would be a lack of connection there. They were tired after 5 months so its OK.
A movie about the journey is being developed so others can see what it was like. There were some storms, some days with no wind. A boat was broken by the weather and needed repair. There was music and discovery and many people got to go on board and experience the vaka.
The sailors met with birds and whales and dragged trash from the ocean. As they landed they were usually greeted with love and hospitality, so thats good. 21 months ago
On shore: Monterey.
Saturday 13/08/11 Children’s Sail Day 10 am, Del Monte Beach
Here is a link to a nice blog about their trip leaving San Francisco and what its like to wake up and travel on a vaka.
http://www.pacificvoyagers.org/voyage/blogs/monterey-magic.html 22 months ago
Here is a news clip from last nights KTVU program. I don’t think Frank Somerville realized how far they had sailed! http://www.ktvu.com/slideshow/entertainment/28819802/detail.html There was a short video piece too. http://www.ktvu.com/video/28819769/index.html 22 months ago
Found this link to a story from the New Zeland news about the trip. It gives a little more information about the purpose. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10743817 22 months ago
This song got me all choked up and the pictures are so beautiful. http://vimeo.com/27463339 Nalani Benton’s “Back to Gua’han(what we have)” 22 months ago
The vaka were giving free rides from Treasure Island out into the bay. Yesterday they were on the shore at the Maritime Museum in SF and today there is a ceremony at Pier 39 with dignitaries from Cook Island. 22 months ago
Breathtaking video of the canoes in Tahiti. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwTWa9Iv7V8&feature=player_embedded
Today I contacted 2 media outlets about the canoes, a TV station and the local paper. One reporter was from Hawaii so I hope that they will cover the voyage.
My daughter is competing in the state canoe rowing competition this weekend. I think she found her place in the water. 22 months ago
Here is a video from the news last night. http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8287029
The newspapers says they are giving workshops on Treasure Island this weekend. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/hawaii/detail?entry_id=94575
Here is a link to their blog. http://www.pacificvoyagers.org/voyage/ The day they pass through some of the trash in the pacific is especially powerful( July 15 or so)
This is the video about the purpose of the trip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR_nk7ZEKcE&feature=player_embedded 22 months ago
The canoes have been traveling since April to increase awareness of the environment. They’ll be in San Francisco on Aug. 8!!! and they will go down the coast of California. Cool story today. You can follow the voyage every day.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/20110721_Plentiful_Pacific_trash_proves_shocking___to_canoe_voyagers.html 23 months ago