So, here's a little story about hope, success (at least so far) and some derring do.
In 2013, the 62' traditionally built Hawaiian canoe, Hōkūle'a, set sail around the world. OK, you say, so what's the big deal? Well, there are NO electrics aboard. You can't use modern navigation instruments aboard the Hōkūle'a. Crew members must use only the sun and the stars to get themselves from point A to B. For many of us who can't seem to go the grocery without the assistance of GPS, here's a major big deal. Oh yes, and since they're sailing, their route is designed to be downwind pretty much all the time.
The 62-foot-long, double-hulled canoe set out from the Hawaiian shores in 2013. It will cover more than 60,000 nautical miles by the end of its journey. which is scheduled to finish in 2017.
Here's a map of their route and projected stops.
Under next time,