language of the navigator

Identifying the stars as they rise up out of the ocean and then dive back in. Decipher wind systems, how to understand sea birds flying to and away from land, how to interpret clouds. The shape of the ocean and read the “character” in the waves. Discern the varying widths and hues of the sun’s path along the waves. The “talk of the sea.”

From Patagonia’s “Mālama Honua: Hōkūleʻa’s Voyage of Hope”