November 12, 2014
Voyage across ocean awesome
A trainee navigator on the Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokulea says it’s a real privilege to retrace the voyages of the ancestors.
Ka'iulani Murphy was part of the crew that arrived in the Bay of Islands this week after a 1500 nautical mile journey from Pagopago, American Samoa.
A veteran of several ocean voyages, she says there is a huge amount to learn about the stars, the movements of wind, waves and currents, and the behaviour of birds and sea mammals.
There are also special moments where it all comes together.
" Actually the day we saw Rangitahua the first of the Kermadec Isands, as soon as we turned down to head toward the island, we had this amazing greeting from dolphins, pilot whales and birds and it was such a feeling of mana that surrounds us. It is amazing
The crews of the Hokule’a and its sister va’a Hikianalia will be formally welcomed at Te Tii Marae in Waitangi on Saturday.
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