On Thursday, the Hokule'a and the Hikianalia arrived in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It's the last port of this leg in the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage.
During the 9-day journey from Aitutaki, Cook Islands, the crews were challenged with varying weather conditions such as light winds and passing squalls.
Fortunately, the crews were also blessed with several catches of mahimahi. According to master navigator and Hokule'a captain Chadd Onohi Paishon, Hokule'a and Hikianalia sailed very well with one another throughout the duration of this leg.
Prior to arriving in Pago Pago, the canoes spent time offshore of the nearby island of Manu'a Wednesday afternoon. The local community was able to welcome the crew members and tour the Hokule'a and Hikianalia.
The crew members will continue to conduct educational and community outreach while in Pago Pago. Crew members for the next leg of the voyage are expected to arrive on Aug. 25 to prepare for for the next leg.