Hikianalia Leg 11: Tahiti to Hawaiʻi
Hikianalia left Papeʻete in French Polynesia and were at sea for nearly a month before spotting lights from Hawaiʻi Island on June 13th, recognizing the distinguishable light house at Kumukahi,the easternmost point of all the Hawaiian islands. Hikianalia docked at Sand Island in Honolulu on June 16th .
Hikianalia returned home to Hawaiʻi to bring the education promise of the voyage back to her local community. Hikianalia will sail throughout the state in 2015 and 2016, hosted by the leaders of the ʻohana waʻa (voyaging community) on each neighbor island, to provide experiential learning opportunities to teachers and students over the course of the next year.