Hikianalia Update | Kawaihae
- Posted on 5 Mar 2016
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Thank you so much to Nā Kalai Waʻa and ʻOhana Waʻa in Kohala and Hilo for a great four weeks on Moku o Keawe.
Hikianalia and Hoʻokela departed Kawaihae yesterday morning at about 10:27am, headed out the awa at Honouli for Kapaʻa, where they turned down and set course for La Parrouse. After an amazing sail through ʻAlenuikawahawaha and ʻAlenuihaha, the ʻohana made it safely through Kanaiʻo, Makena, Maʻalaea, Ukumehame, Olowalu and then Lāhainā. Moani took Hoʻokela into Lāhainā to refuel (while Hiki continued sailing) where they were met by Uncle Snake, Aunty Myrna, Archie and families!!! Mahalo nui to all who made Hkianaliaʻs, Mālama Honua, Mālama Pae Moku sail so successful thus far.
Here are some highlights from March in Kawaihae on Moku O Keawe:
Malama Honua Festival, Saturday – March 5, 2016
The waʻa gang….
We had 25 community partners, who Malama Honua join us to share with the entire community, and each other what they do to malama ʻaina!
Malaʻai School Gardens
Black Abraham of the Alex and Duke DeRego Foundation!! Water Safety, Junior Lifeguarding!!
Na Peʻa ʻOhana…Sailing for the community
Kawaihae Canoe Club….”UTU” …sailing the community.
Kuʻu ʻĀina Aloha project
Hui Aloha Kiholo….”TRY WAIT”…fisheries management by the kanaka and TNC!!
Liquid Robots….WAVE GLIDERS
Community Canoe Visitation…Punana Leo…and Aunty Pelika touch tank!
Community Canoe Visitation…Waimea Intermediate School Aunty Nahaku giving the briefing before the waʻa tour!
Again, a huge MAHALO to all ʻOhana Waʻa for making great memories with Hikialanlia and Hoʻokela. A huge mahalo to Moani Heimuli, our escort driver extraordinaire for her time and energy to be Hoʻokela’s captain and for staying with the vessels on this leg of the voyage.
And a special mahalo to Bob Perkins – Hikianalia Captain and Trainer! We are all learning so much about Hiki because of your willingness to teach! Mahalo nui loa!
We ask that Ke Akua continue to bless all waʻa every where. We are all so blessed to have the waʻa be one of our greatest teachers. For now, many more miles to go, places to see and people to meet.
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