Hōkūleʻa’s voyage to Bali from Australia took her across the Indian Ocean, marking the first time in history the vessel sailed waters beyond the Pacific. For crewmembers, the route brought trying weather conditions including variable winds and strong ocean currents.
In early August of 2015, crewmembers of 13th leg of the Worldwide Voyage landed in Bali where they visited traditional fishing villages and farms, ancient temples, and a cutting-edge “green” school. The visit to Bali’s cultural and educational highlights furthered the mission of the Worldwide Voyage: to Mālama Honua – to care for our Island Earth.
“We are voyaging to find extraordinary people and places that are genuinely caring for Island Earth, and Bali is a great example of a place filled with stories of hope for both our present and our future,” said master navigator Nainoa Thompson.
While in the region, crewmembers sought opportunities to learn from the people of Bali with visits to the Green School, Jatiluwih Subak temple and farms, Uluwatu beach, Karangasem fishing village, Borobudur temple, and more. Learn more about this exciting leg of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage below.