- Posted on 18 Jun 2014
- In Crew Blogs
There is something about the ocean that makes us feel younger, and it’s a special connection between my father and me that we both share the same passion, voyaging.
There is something about the ocean that makes us feel younger, and it’s a special connection between my father and me that we both share the same passion, voyaging. I’m usually the medium between him and my siblings when they are frustrated that he’s not around because he’s sailing. In the beginning when I started sailing with my dad, he didn’t say much to me, but because of that, when he did speak, I would hang on to every word he said. He says a lot more to me now and I ask a lot of questions—I think too many questions sometimes. The canoe has brought us closer together.
We need to continue to cultivate these relationships between voyaging past and voyaging future. We do this through education and by providing the opportunities to create meaningful experiences. It’s important that educators are also those individuals from our voyaging past, because it’s their stories of experiences, their passion, that have helped bring us to our present state of voyaging. It’s through honoring our past through practice of our culture and infusing newer technologies to reach more people and share knowledge that we maintain and strengthen our relationship with our ancestors.