Aloha, this is Kālepa Baybayan on board the sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa. We are in Havana, Cuba. We arrived here five days ago. It has been a thoroughly incredibly learning journey for the crew of the Hōkūleʻa and our escort vessel Gershon II. We have learned a lot about this community by visiting an enterprising organic farm where they are trying to grow food to sustain the community here. We visited the canoe museum where we learned about how these islands here in the Caribbean Ocean have come to be settled. And that is a pretty engaging story. We visited Old Havana Town and went to the canon firing ceremony last night. But we have been starting out very early in the morning and returning late at night. So the crew has had their fill of Cuba, and now we push off to Key West, Florida and we’ll be back in the USA by tomorrow evening. From on board the Hōkūleʻa, this is Kālepa Baybayan wishing you all a very pleasant day, and don’t forget to follow us on Hokulea.com.
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