Aloha, this is Shawn Kanaʻiaupuni signing in from Indian Harbor, Florida on board the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Today has been a beautiful day, and we arrived here in Indian Harbor yesterday afternoon. We Stuart at first light and lots of families and kids came out to send us off in the dark and it was beautiful. We traveled through the waterways, got here to Indian Harbor. And we decided to stop here because we were losing daylight, and it ended up being a good decision because there was space in this beautiful community. We were able to host 2nd and 4th graders today from Surfside Elementary. Today the community outpouring has been fabulous here in Florida. There’s so many Hawaii connections and people have fed us, housed us, and given us so much aloha. So mahalo to all of you out there in Indian Harbor who have made us feel welcomed. Today we spent the day getting Hōkūleʻa for Leg 19 so that everything is spotless and their experience is just as fabulous as ours, and we say a big aloha to them as well. So we leave tomorrow morning at first light and look forward to getting to NASA. So stay tuned at Hokulea.com. Aloha!
More than Adventure
Beyond a daring expedition, the Worldwide Voyage is quite possibly the most important mission that Hawaiʻi has ever attempted. As people of Oceania, we are leading a campaign that gives voice to our ocean and planet by highlighting innovative solutions practiced by cultures around the planet.
We could not have begun this great journey without your support, nor can we continue to its completion.