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Hokule'a departs Honolulu set for HiloUPDATED 7:40 PM HST May 29, 2013Video Transcript
Twin voyaging canoes are one their way to Hilo Tonight. Hokulea and sister canoe Hikianalia are just weeks away from a WORLDWIDE VOYAGE we can all be a part of. The voyaging community came together as Hokulea set sail for HILO--where she will begin her world wide voyage. Accompanied by her escort vessel Hikianahia..... The crews will visit 26 countries over the next four years---traveling some 47-000 miles. Bringing with them the aloha spirit and the message of malama--caring for our home... But more importantly--- taking us all along for the trip. 37;01 NOW WE HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO COMMUNICATE, DISSEMINATE, WONDERFUL INFORMATION TO WORK TO GET THROUGH THAT MEDIA TRULY ON A WORLD WIDE BASES.... Hikianahia will be equipped with the latest technology ...... That will be used by teachers around the state for special curriculum written around the voyage. Kaiu46:58-47'11 I THINK ITS AWSOME IDEA WE HAVE a lot OF ALOHA TO SHARE WE HAVE a lot WE WANT TO LEARN FROM DIFFERENT PARTS AROUND THE ORLD NAD I CANT EVEN IMAGINE HOW MUCH MORE ENRICHED WE'LL BE WHEN WE COME BACK HOME. For navigator Bruce Blankenfeld.... This voyage is new grounds. But that is very much what Hokulea has always been about. BRUCE 38:43 -38:52 TAHITI IN 76 AND 80 WAS VERY MUCH BEYOND OUR SHORES. IT WAS LIKE NEW GROUND FOR EVERONE. 39:01-39:20 I THINK IF THAT WAS ANY INDICATION AND IF OUR TRIP TO JAPAN WA ANY INDICATION OF THE HEART AND SOUL OF HOKULEA AND WHO SHE IS AND WHAT SHE BRNGS TO COMMUNITIES THIS IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING. So as they left Honolulu--- a final wave farewell as the canoes ready for the trip of lifetime. 47:11-47:20 KAIU AND THINK THOSE RELATIONS W3E BUILD AROUND THE WORLD WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR US TO TAKE CARE OF OUR ISLAND EARTH AND THE REASON FOR THIS VOYAGHE. NAINOA 14;05 ITS ABOUT ENVISIONING THAT WORLD THAT WE NEED TO HAVE AND HAVING THE RESPECT AND COURAGE TO GO THERE that's WHAT THIS VOYAG E IS ALL ABOUT 14:13 The first six months of the voyage is called Malama Hawaii---- the canoes will sail 1000 miles and visit 30 ports... a time to invite communities across Hawaii to visit the canoe and meet the crew. Before she takes off for her first international destination---Tah iti next year. For more information on the world wide voyage--and how you can follow and learn from the canoes we've got a link to HOKULE'A just go to the as seen on section of KITV.COM.