Te Mana o Te Moana
From Fakarava the seven wa'a, waka, va'a, vaka, or Polynesian voyaging canoes, are sailing as a fleet to Hawai‘i via Nuku Hiva, Marquesas, and eventually four canoes will sail to California, Central America, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tahiti and back to New Zealand.
The wa'a are now in Hilo, Hawai'i having safely arrived yesterday, June 16, 2011.
This project is generously funded by Dieter Paulmann, of the "Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea" to bring awareness to the state of the ocean and sea animals. His foundation is filming the voyage and will produce a documentary.
So sorry that I have not posted these photos earlier - many technical and "Internet logistic" problems....
Mahalo nui for taking the time to visit our little blog and to understand these incredible voyaging canoes.
We wish the wa'a very safe continuing passages and good winds!
Mālama pono, a hui hou!
~ Victoria and Nāwa‘a