Playing catch up with the blog. Its been a crazy two weeks. We spent last week on Kahoʻolawe and Lanaʻi and this week we are visiting Molokaʻi.
Check out this awesome short film produced by Cliff Kapono. There are amazing images of the Kahoʻolawe visit.
This week we are on Molokaʻi. We sailed over from Maui with a mostly Molokaʻi-based crew under Captain Mel Paoa.
On Tuesday we headed out to Keawanui fishpond to help with the wall restoration efforts. We were hosted by Kalaniua Ritte and Hanohano Naehu. These two awesome young leaders shared their manaʻo about the pond and about aloha ʻāina. It was a perfect fit with the vision of the upcoming Worldwide Voyage to voyaging to a more sustainable future. These guys are living it. We all had a good laugh when they said how they hunters and not fishermen but here they are working in a fishpond. Goes to show you that you have to think holistically about sustainability. Its about being in tune with the ʻāina and doing what needs to be done.
After a talk story with the guys, we went out to work in the pond to help rebuild the wall. The wall was decimated by the 2011 tsunami and the folks out at Keawanui have spent the last 15 months rebuilding.
On Friday we will be heading over to visit Uncle Herbert Hoe and the Ka Honua Momona gang at Aliʻi fishpond then head over to the west side to visit Mokio and the Molokaʻi Land Trust to remove invasives.