|Holule'a in Ko Olina Marina (Oahu, HI)|
|Fran in Crew Berth|
|Stephen demonstrating toilet|
|Stephen at the tiller|
|Fran & Tamika|
After Eddie's death, we could have quit. But Eddie had this dream about finding islands the way our ancestors did and if we quit, he wouldn't have his dream fulfilled. Whenever I feel down, I look at the photo of Eddie I have in my living room and I recall his dream. He was a lifeguard ... he guarded life, and he lost his own, trying to guard ours. Eddie cared about others and took care of others. He had great passions. He was my spirit.
Plaque to Eddie Aikau on bulkhead of Hokule'a
"No greater love has a man than this that he lay down his life for his friends"
A major surfing competition began in Eddie's memory. Here is a link to an earlier blog describing this competition