Hokulea Voyage Back On

BIG ISLAND (KHNL) - The polynesian voyaging canoes, Hokule'a, and Alingano Maisu have finally set sail for the open ocean, and are on their way to Micronesia.

First, rough weather delayed the departure.

Then, a crack in one of the "steering sweeps, forced the vessels to turn back.

But now, the canoes are on-the opening leg of their 7-thousand mile trek to Micronesia and Japan, that is expected to last several months.