Watch This Video on the New, Epic Round-the-World Journey of the Hokulea
by Owen James Burke
Last week, after 4,500 nautical miles logged at sea so far, our friends on the Hokulea were stuck on Pago Pago in American Samoa due to heavy, relentless trade winds. The canoes can and have sailed in heavier winds and seas, but for the sake of the crew’s safety and the continuation of the voyage, they remained in port in American Samoa.
Over the weekend, after 5 days of winds gusting near gale force, they were able to make their break for Apia, Samoa, where they were just in time to attend the United Nations’ Small Island Developing States Conference, which only takes place in Apia once every 10 years. Next stop? Tokelau, Territory of New Zealand.
Keep updated on the Hokulea voyage here — OB