May 15, 2017

Dave Chun once crossed the Kaiwi Channel aka Molokai Channel, during a massive small craft advisory. The ONLY other boat on the water was the Hokule'a. For the Hokule'a crew it was probably business as usual. For Dave it was life changing. He imagined the crew of the Hokule'a on sighting their small powerboat thinking, "What are those idiots doing out here?" Since that event, he has never willingly traveled through a storm on land, sea or air. Dirty Harry says "A man must know his limitations".  He learned his that day.

Mālama Honua: Hōkūle‘a’s Voyage of Hope – Part 5, Long Live Hōkūleʻa

Jennifer Allen & John Bilderback  |  Mar 30, 2017
The wind is quiet. The waters, still. The only ripples are those following children on paddleboards making large, awestruck circles around the double-hulled sailing canoeHōkūleʻa. Ti-leaf garlands drape the bows. Sails remain wrapped and tied around the masts. In full wind, those sails will billow into a 50-foot spray of crimson, the color of a Hawaiian king’s cloak.
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