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Leg 2: After Australia visit, crew member gets into trouble during rough seas

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    Seabirds are a common and welcome sight as reliable indicators that land is nearby.

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    Medical officer Dr. Craig Thomas steers the Hokule‘a across the Indian Ocean as a swell rises in the background.

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    The sounds of a didgeridoo resonate in Sydney Harbor following the Hokule‘a’s successful crossing of the treacherous Tasman Sea, marking the sailing vessel’s first visit to the island continent.

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    Dancers greet the Hokule‘a as the sailing canoe arrives in Bali, Indonesia, in August 2015.

The Polynesian Voyaging Society predicted five such incidents were possible during the arduous journey. Read more

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