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After months in Australia, Hokulea embarks on journey to Indonesia

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DARWIN, Australia (HawaiiNewsNow) -

After spending a few months traveling across the coast of Australia, a voyaging canoe on its worldwide journey is on its next adventure after it set sail for Indonesia on Sunday.

The Hokulea departed from Darwin, Australia and is now on its way to Bali, a 900-mile voyage across the Indian Ocean.

Apprentice navigator Lehua Kamalu will navigate the first four days, then apprentice Jenna Ishii will take over.

Master navigator Nainoa Thompson said the trip will be difficult, but crew members are looking forward to the challenge.

“For the first time, we'll be going into the Indian Ocean,” Thompson said. “The Pacific is big, it's deep, it's cold, it's relatively safe. The Indian is completely the opposite. It's shallow, it's small, it's hot. But it's an ocean we look forward to crossing. It's very challenging.”

It could take up to 10 days for crews to arrive in Bali.

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