Crewmember ʻAulani Wilhelm describes sighting tiny Malpelo Island in the Malpelo Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage.
We are privileged to be sailing in a geography referred to as the Eastern Tropical Pacific Seascape.
The dry dock crew works hard together, through the cold weather but with positive attitudes, to sand and prepare Hōkūleʻa for her long return home.
On the coldest day on Hōkūleʻa since May, the Leg 24 crew gets ready to
Leg 23 of the Worldwide Voyage concludes after traversing more than 61 locks spanning the U.S. and Canada and exploring the Great Lakes.
The last members of the Leg 24 crew joined the canoe in Haverstraw, NY and prepare for the upcoming leg.
"It was completely mind blowing to see some of the first ancestors of the reefs we have back home in Hawaiʻi and encouraging to know that despite all of the changes the world has gone through, important remnants of the past continue to persist through time."
Hōkūleʻa traverses the inland lock system to reach Lake Ontario.
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