Aloha everyone, hope you are enjoying the new year!
2012 will certainly be an exciting year for us as we are hoping to conquer quite a few challenges. First, as you know is the For the Love of Music project, which if you haven’t read about, check out this link. It will be very cool. Speaking of the music project, we have been blessed with a couple of donations that really blew my socks off. We had two people donate pianos to the project! Nice pianos too! I also just got an email from a supporter of the project who wants to donate a trumpet and a flute! How cool is that?! Maybe next my wife will find one of those extra ukuleles we have sitting in the office closet and feel compelled to….. (more…)Learn More
We are really excited to announce our newest project, entitled: “For the Love of Music.” This project was an idea that came from Chris Pohlman, a founding member of The Earth Trot Project and an inspirational voice in many of the projects we’ve worked on thus far.
This newest project combines our love for music and our desire to give underprivileged children an opportunity (more…)Learn More
Here’s the final video from our journey from Kapalua to Kalaupapa. The journey crossed over the Pailolo Channel and along the North shore of Moloka’i. We had a beautiful day with a great window for making our voyage. The skies were clear, the ocean was relatively calm and the crossing was fairly easy. However, we did have a slight problem just before rounding the peninsula… (more…)Learn More
This video starts at the beginning, from when the Kamali’i was first donated to The Earth Trot Project. These clips are from the restoration process and from the first half of our journey which took place on October 23, 2010. We left Kihei Canoe Club and paddled Kamali’i all the way to Kapalua about 32 miles from here. The voyage was pretty calm and easy, especially with the great paddlers we had aboard. I’ll have another video of the culmination of this trip, the paddle around Moloka’i and down to Kalaupapa which should be really cool, but for now, enjoy Part I…. (more…)Learn More
It is with great sadness that I need to report the passing of one of the most dynamic individuals of the Kalaupapa Canoe Project. This past weekend Shaun Gavagan passed away from a heart attack.
Shaun’s brother, Kevin, and I worked hard to restore Kamali’i over the last three months. A few days before our journey, Kevin called me up and asks if there would be room on the boat for his brother. ”Of course!” I said, feeling like I had known Shaun for years already because of the stories Kevin would tell. ”He’s just like me,” he once said, “except the exact opposite. He’s outgoing and fun to be around, and I have the personality of that stone.” (more…)Learn More