WHAT STRING DID POYNESIANS INVENT THAT IS STRONGER THAN NYLON and why was it so important to Hawaii.
Kapalua, May 13–How do you hold a canoe together to sail from Tahiti and discover what today is known as Hawaii. You soak a coconut in sea water for four months, remove the mass, pound it, and weave it into rope. Watch for details in one of two upcoming columns on the Celebration of the Arts at the Ritz-Carlton Kapalua. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY, LLC PHOTOS
Hula shows in Kaanapali sometimes feature Tahitian dancing but the dancers don’t often look like these.
These Tahitian from Bora Bora wear real grass skirts and tattoos. Tahitians are believed to have settle on Maui around 800 A.D. and initiated the alli system. VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY PHOTO, MAY 2014. Yesterday’s blog, Swans on Vacation, had 200 views, a recent record.
As visitors bask on Kaanapali, the wayfarers of 2014 began their epic, 36 voyage around the world to educate the planet on sustainability and Hawaiian vales. The courageous voyagers will face searing heat, balmy days, and ferocious storms. Maui saluted the crew (shown here) on Maui last year and this at Maalaea, Honolua. Bay and Lahaina.Eighth Grade Sacred Hearts Teacher Mary Anna Enriquez, pictured here, gave up her coveted spot on the canoe so another could travel. Many Maui voyagers are on the canoe for its first leg. . The Joys of Kaanapali blogger salutes you and will follow you and your Polynesian Voyaging Society ohana as you head toward Tahiti and beyond.
The epic around the world journey of the Voyaging Canoe Hokelea actually begins today, first stop Tahiti.
ON THE AMAZING CELEBIRTY SOLTICE VIA SIDNEY, NEW ZEALAND, FRENC POLYNESIS WE MADE FRIENDS ON LAND AND SEE. HERE WE SHOW OUR SHIPMATES, THE PEOPLE WE MET ON SHORE. WE HAVE NO PICTURES OF THE BEST FRIENDS WE MADE SINCE MY CANON STOPPED WORKING AND IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT BY IPAD WAS LOST Cruises are supposed to be relaxing and there was much of that. There also was exhaustion enchanced by the fact that we had a house guests later we met on the ship. s PEOPLE WE MET, LEARNED A LOT FROM (PARTICUALRLY OUR AUSSIE TABLEMATES) AND RELATED WITH ON THE SOLTICE BELOW.
Celebrity Soltice in Bora Bora. Day 14 of South Sea cruise. Mouse over the photos for descriptions.
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Coming in the days ahead: the elevator girls, crossing the equator ceremony, Hula instruction, famous malihini hula dancers and much much more