Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Voyaging to Hawaii

A   L   O   H   A !
Coming and Going to Hawaii

" For the execution of 
the voyage to the Indies, 
I did not make use 
of intelligence, mathematics 
or maps. "

Christopher Columbus

Every Day, and Night 
in all Weather, Our Visitors Come

They come for the Sun, 
Scents, Light - 

" Looking back 
at my life's voyage, 
I can only say that 
it has been a golden trip. "

Ginger Rogers

They Come for the Flowers

" The universe lies 
before you 
on the floor, in the air, 
in the mysterious 
bodies of your dancers, 
in your mind. 
From this voyage 
no one returns 
poor or weary. " 

Agnes de Mille

The First Hawaiians Navigated here
in great Voyaging Canoes [ like this ]
See a Hawaiian Voyaging canoe 
under sail with her crew,
and learn about upcoming 
Hokulea`a world-wide voyage

Kolea (Golden Plover)
 comes every Autumn (hungry)
Returning (rested and plump)
 to Alaska in the Spring.

Thank You for YOUR Visit!
                   Warm Aloha, Cloudia


Weekend-Windup said...

I liked your first two shots with the plane. really wonderful!
I have enjoyed reading all your post and i am a follower of your blog. I wish you to visit my blog and be a member of mine!

EG CameraGirl said...

The golden plover makes a very long trip to and from Alaska!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Cloudia!
I just saw the video of Canoe and Crew. How wonderful to be at sea and work together.
I always have the feeling that the Hawaiians and Maoris are related.
Greetongs from Wil.

Brian Miller said...

ah thanks for the Iz there in the end....i love to hear him....i hope you have a wonderful journey thru today

aloha from va

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The golden plover is so strikingly beautiful.

Nice Hokule song.

Adam said...

" For the execution of
the voyage to the Indies,
I did not make use
of intelligence, mathematics
or maps. "

of course, he found the wrong place

Betty Manousos said...

love the golden plover. fantastic!

ah, i yearn for the day when I can beam myself to Hawaii!!

i linked to you today!!
xoxo aloha

TexWisGirl said...

i can only imagine how long of a journey that was by sail-assisted canoe! beautiful plover!

Cloudia said...

Yes, the Maori and Hawaiians are Polynesian cousins,

Thanks, dear pals ♥

Elephant's Child said...

It is always a delight to visit. A beautiful, inspirational, thought-provoking delight.

William Kendall said...

The kolea's beautiful!

Filip and Kristel said...

I think back of the ocean when I see the sailing boat.


Karen said...

The Golden Plover is gorgeous, lovely post.

Anonymous said...

Dynamite quotes on traveling through life.

Sandy Carlson said...

These are magical photos, Cloudia. What an alluring place. I love the voice you give it.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Friends :-)

Small Kucing said...

Love this post :)

Rajesh said...


magiceye said...

Peace :)

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I think about the Polynesian sailors in their canoes, the long voyage using the stars, and their faith there was a desirable destination at the end of their travails, and can only be in awe of their bravery.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous images and two really excellent videos, thanks Cloudia.

Kay said...

I've been seeing koleas around town. They sure are pretty birds.

Cloudia said...

Those Polynesian Voyagers were amazing people. Their contemporary successors are quite amazing people as well!

Thanks, dear friends for sharing your comments