On Wednesday the 25th of March all Manaiakalani school’s went to the Pt England beach. We went there to greet and see the crew of Malama Honua and also see them come in on the Hikianalia waka.
As we walked down to the beach more schools came, we had to sit in the hot sun and sit down on the wet grass. So slowly the Hikianalia sailed around the corner of the rocks to be sat on the water in front of us. We welcomed them with our waiatas after we our sang as they sang a special song back to us. They told very inspiring stories and interesting facts about the Hokulea, crew members and much more. Their journey is to sail around the world using old traditional methods.
There were 2 Pt England students that got the chance to be on the Hikianalia as it sailed in. They were very lucky and there were millions of camera’s well like 3 from each school. As the greeting came to an end we got to high five of shake hands with everyone connected with the Hokulea and Hikianalia. They are getting world wide famous and their main goal is to get more people to know the traditional methods of sailing as well as caring about our earth.
Slowly schools started returning back to their schools. “I was very happy to see these people doing amazing things”. As were are very lucky because the extension students got to go on the Hikianalia at the Maritime Museum. Being in extension has given me a chance to video conference with 2 Hawaii schools and a trip to the Maritime Museum.