I really hope I get to see the vaka, Polynesian voyaging canoes, when they come in tomorrow into San Francisco from the Pacific. They are all docked right now in Bolinas Bay, and will sail together under the Golden Gate Bridge tomorrow morning or afternoon as they make their way to Treasure Island. The voyage was coordinated by the Pacific Voyagers organization and is meant to bring awareness to the life and health of the ocean. The vaka are crewed by different islands: Samoa, Aotearoa, Fiji, Cook Islands, Tahiti, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. The link to follow them is at

Photo from

One thought on “VAKA

  1. I am working on a series of paintings related to the polynesian voyaging canoes in tribute the the late Herb Kane, I was there and attended the kualoa landing of the waka and i have hundreds of photos of it, if anyone would like to see them I will make them available.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s