Preservation comes at a price

By Marcel Honoré
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Coral and reef fish abound in American Samoa at Fagatele Bay and at Nafanua Bank. (COURTESY NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION)

Preservation comes at a price

By Marcel Honoré
Saturday, September 27, 2014

FAGATELE BAY, AMERICAN SAMOA » It is what the coves of Oahu must have resembled a century ago: a place teeming with rich, healthy, diverse marine life, where the sea floor remains visible 60 feet down. Hokule‘a and Hikianalia voyaging

Telling Tales: Uchida readies for 4th consecutive leg

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, September 26, 2014

Uchida is one of just two crew members to have traveled with Hokule’a and Hikianalia for the entire voyage so far, since they departed Hawaii four months ago.

Telling Tales: Crew rises to challenge as trio survives close scrape

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, September 25, 2014

When you’re sailing into ocean wilderness, there’s always risk. Things don’t always go to plan. Crews must respond, and these moments reveal their true mettle. For the Samoa leg, that happened two weeks ago during a memorable, tense and tricky

Telling Tales: Visiting Fa’asao Marist, Lupelele students

By Marcel Honoré
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I tagged along with this morning’s visits to Fa’asao Marist High School and Lupelele Elementary School. The sessions involved more than 300 kids, and they all went surprisingly well.


(Source: Polynesian Voyaging Society. Graphic: Dave Swann / dswann@staradvertiser.com)

Atoll envisioned as a model for sustainability

By Marcel Honoré
Saturday, September 20, 2014

SWAINS ISLAND » It’s eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts

Telling Tales: On Hikianalia back to Pago Pago

By Marcel Honoré
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

So this is how the other half lives! National Geographic explorer Daniel Lin and I swapped canoes for the journey back to Pago Pago, where our expedition should arrive sometime tomorrow. Hikianalia is sailing along south-southeast late Monday morning at

Strong winds detour voyaging canoes

By Star-Advertiser Staff
Sunday, September 14, 2014

The voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are on Swains Island this weekend after strong winds led navigators to detour from the original plan of journeying to Fakaofo, Tokelau. Under the guidance of master navigator Nainoa Thompson, apprentice navigators Jenna Ishii

BLOGS WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT

Telling Tales: Uchida readies for 4th consecutive leg

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, September 26, 2014
Saki Uchida said that if she had the chance she'd gladly stay on the canoe all three years. "It has been my dream for a while ... going around the world in a canoe. I really believe in this voyage. I'm really grateful." (Marcel Honore / Star-Advertiser)

Telling Tales: Uchida readies for 4th consecutive leg

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, September 26, 2014

Uchida is one of just two crew members to have traveled with Hokule’a and Hikianalia for the entire voyage so far, since they departed Hawaii four months ago.

Telling Tales: Crew rises to challenge as trio survives close scrape

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, September 25, 2014

When you’re sailing into ocean wilderness, there’s always risk. Things don’t always go to plan. Crews must respond, and these moments reveal their true mettle. For the Samoa leg, that happened two weeks ago during a memorable, tense and tricky

Telling Tales: Visiting Fa’asao Marist, Lupelele students

By Marcel Honoré
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I tagged along with this morning’s visits to Fa’asao Marist High School and Lupelele Elementary School. The sessions involved more than 300 kids, and they all went surprisingly well.

Telling Tales: On Hikianalia back to Pago Pago

By Marcel Honoré
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

So this is how the other half lives! National Geographic explorer Daniel Lin and I swapped canoes for the journey back to Pago Pago, where our expedition should arrive sometime tomorrow. Hikianalia is sailing along south-southeast late Monday morning at


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