Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hokulea : Expressive Writing

On March 8, 1975  a beautiful canoe Hokulea was launched. Hokulea mean’s “Stars of Gladness”. It was launched from the Sacred Shores  of Kaneohe, Bay on Oahu, helping to build momentum for a powerful Hawaiian residence.

Between 1975 - 2000, Hokulea sailed on six major voyages from Hawaii to  at the apex of the Polynesian triangle, to Aotearoa (New Zealand) at the southwestern corner, and finally to Rapa Nui, at the southeastern corner. Currently undergoing drydock work in New Zealand under the leadership  of Master Navigators. Now Hokulea celebrates her  40th Birthday.

Kālepa waves as Hōkūleʻa departs Hilo.
Master navigator Kālepa Baybayan shares from Aotearoa that, “Hōkūleʻa is a symbol of hope grounded in a tradition of exploration and discovery.


Maria's blog said...

Hi I am Maria from St josephs school Oamaru. This is an interesting piece of writing. You explained things really well. To improve you could say what the Maori names mean. From Maria

Sonya said...

Hi Maria:)
My name is Sonya:)
Thank you for your beautiful comment...
Sonya xx

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