Hokulea, the Hawaiian traditional sailing project, makes a stopover at Ua Pou island, in the Marquesas archipelago of French Polynesia, in April 2017, on their way back to Hawaii to complete their around the world tour! Marquesan singers and dancers warmly welcome and entertain the sailors. The next day, the Aranui 5 passenger cargo ship visits the same bay.
Video by Captain Aline Dargie
copyright 2017 Project Slow
Toanaiki from Ua Pou
Take Wing by The Polish Ambassador
License from Jumpsuit Records
Captain Aline Dargie from Project Slow Marquesas visits sponsor Corderie Lancelin in Ernee, France. Nicolas Lancelin carries on the tradition of making high quality braided and twisted lines, just like the three family generations before him. See skilled hands working in this modern factory, where everyone wears a smile to work. The factory has a nice ambiance and comfortable working conditions. it is a great feeling of security and style to sail aboard Pizza with lines made here!
Watch the breaking strength test and see if the line breaks in the weak spot Nicolas predicted…
Scientists from Kahi Kai, Aldine Aimel and Eric Rottinger, visited our home in August 2016 in Fakarava, to make a collaboration with many local people, sharing knowledge, and collecting live specimens to photograph in the ocean, lagoon, and aboard the Vaa Motu sailing canoe. Kahi Kai creates stunning photographs of tiny marine animals, magnifying and sharing their often overlooked unique personalities and living textures. As Aldine says, “People enjoy our images, they want to look at them and understand… and what they can understand they can learn to protect” What a beautiful vision for this successful scientific outreach project!
Visit Kahi Kai’s online community to enjoy their images