Hokulea (almost home… after 2 years away)

After sailing about 100 miles from Papeete, Tahiti, the canoes arrived at Taputapuatea on April 25, following the historic protocol of entering via the sacred pass of Teava Moa. The stop was in honor of the ancient tradition of Hawaii’s Polynesian ancestors who would go to Taputapuatea, the spiritual center for voyagers of the Pacific, to ceremonially launch and close their voyages of discovery.