Whatʻs In A Name?

Posted February 28, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.


I have been gifted two Hawaiian inoa (names). As with all Hawaiian names there is the ʻsurfaceʻ meaning and then the many layers of kaona (hidden meaning). HaʻaoLakaināpali : Laka dances on the cliffs This can be seen simply as Laka: Goddess of love, hula and forest plants, dances on the cliffs. Namakanaokalani: one who… Read more »

Can You See The Island?

Posted February 15, 2018 by & filed under Uncategorised.


In traditional voyaging, it is said a navigator has ‘pulled an island from the sea’ when he or she guides the canoe to land beyond the horizon. Navigators of the traditional, ancient ways are able to see further and in ways that others cannot – thus inspiring their crew to find courage and venture into the… Read more »