Every spiritual journey is a call to awaken.
The Hawaiian Voyaging canoe, Hōkūle'a, awakens a deep knowing. She is sailed without modern instruments, navigated by those who rely solely on the sun, moon, swells, birds and stars as guides. She is currently sailing around the world, connecting with people who are caring for our oceans and our shared island Earth, and I have had the privilege of being there with her and her crew in several ports the way. To witness these interactions first hand is to feel a part of myself that has been dormant, even slumbering, awaken.
Here is an excerpt of the forthcoming book I am writing. working with legendary surf photographer, John Bilderback, as we document this epic voyage for Patagonia Books. The book will published by Patagonia in the summer of 2017. There will be more to come in the coming months. For now, this will offer a glimpse into the history of this iconic canoe, and her path to awakening a global movement to Mālama Honua, Care for the Earth. You can dive in right here ~ Mālama Honua ~ Hōkūle'a ~ Voyage of Hope.