Monday, September 17, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day 🦋

A  L  O  H  A !
Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe
Hikianalia berthed at 
Sand Island, Oahu

Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson (L)

History - Me - Yesterday ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A  L  O  H  A !
Mural - Honolulu

 "It is believed that the Hawaiian Islands 
were uninhabited until around 400 – 500 A.D., 
when the Polynesians arrived. Skilled mariners, 
Polynesians had a long history of exploration and 
settlement of other lands."

In the 1970s, Hawaiians built 
their first modern voyaging canoe,
HOKULE`A  and voyaged to Tahiti!

You can learn more about this 
wonderful revival, even hear the song:

Yesterday Sept 16 2018 the second
Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe in known history
entered San Francisco Bay!
The voyaging canoe Hikianalia stopped in 
Marin [unannounced] at the 
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate before 
entering the city for the welcoming celebration 
by the local First Nation People 
and other dignitaries. 

Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson (L) Link

The canoe and crew were still kapu. ["Taboo"] 
which means that until they are officially welcomed 
by the people of the land they visit, they are considered 
to still be in the realm of the gods, not fully back 
into the world of human activity yet. 
They have made a mystic voyage!

Husband and I got to be at the canoe 
with no public, just us, and to 
interact respectfully with the crew. 
Friendly “Alohas” were heard.

 I even got to pull the Rope as they were leaving, 
and Shout Mahalo Ke Akua* as they 
pulled out into the bay, getting 
quite a nice response 
from some of the crew.. 
We were even waving our Hawaiian flag. 

What a day! I'll be telling the story 
for the rest of my life! 
But I'm telling YOU first!

“True friends are always 
together in spirit.” 
               L.M. Montgomery

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Thank YOU
              Fondly, cloudia