|New York Outrigger members welcome Nainoa Thompson (on the right), lead navigator of the Hōkūle'a and Executive Director of the Polynesian Voyaging Society, to Pier 66 in the Hudson River Park.|
Having the chance to take a seat in one of New York Outrigger's OC-6's as they took Nainoa, Lehua and Jenna (two of the next generation of navigators) out for a sunset paddle on the Hudson after the planning meeting was an unexpected and amazing bonus. Follow the Hōkūle'a's amazing Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage at hokulea.com, for NYC details, keep an eye on the NYC microsite at www.hokulea.com/new-york/ or the website of Hālāwai, the Hawaiian cultural organization that is leading the welcome efforts, Halawai.org.
Mahalo nui loa to New York Outrigger for letting me tag along!
More to come if I can find the words.