Hōkūleʻa and her crew have been at sea for four days now after departing Pitcairn for Tahiti. They are very near to the Marquesas Islands, here’s Kaleo Wong with your navigation update.
For more, view the clip above or photos of the day below. And remember you can tracks Hōkūleʻa’s progress in real time from the Mālama Honua Tracking Map.
American English translation:
Aloha Hawaiʻi, here we are on Hōkūleʻa continuing on our sail from Pitcairn to Tahiti. In this part of our journey we are close to arrival at Nuku Hiva. We are projecting that we are about 650 miles from Pitcairn, and about 400 miles remaining until we arrive at Nuku Hiva. Today, and actually, every day since we left Pitcairn, we have seen a bunch of birds; the white tern, frigate birds and boatswain birds. This is interesting because sighting these birds are usually a sign that we are nearing the Tuamotu archipelago on the west of us. We caught two mahimahi yesterday, and a swordfish the day before. We ate the fish as poisson cru, fried fish, poke, soup and such. Indeed, our ancestral foods are delicious! So, here we are continuing on this ancestral oceanic path, eating the same food as our ancestors. Thank you for joining us, and continue to do so at www.hokulea.com. Aloha!
ʻAuhea wale ʻoe e nā mamo a Hāloa, eia hou mākou ma kēia waʻa kaulua o kākou, ʻo Hōkūleʻa nei, ma ka huakaʻi mai Pitcairn a i Tahiti. I kēia wahi ʻāpana e kokoke ana nō ka waʻa i Nuku Hiva, a ma laila nō mākou e pae ai. Ua noʻonoʻo mākou aia mākou ma kahi o ʻeono haneli me ka hapa mile mai Pitcairn aku, a ma kahi o ʻehā haneli mile i koe no ka pae ʻana i Nuku Hiva. I kēia lā a me nā lā a pau a mākou i haʻalele ai iā Pitcairn a i kēia wahi o ka moana, ua ʻike ʻia nō nā manu o ka lewa; ʻo Manuokū, ʻo ka ʻiwa, ʻo koaʻe. ʻAno kupaianaha ka ʻike ʻana ʻoiai he hōʻailona kēia no ka ʻano pipili ʻana o nā mokuʻāina liʻiliʻi o nā Tuamotu mā ma ke Komohana o mākou. I nehinei, ua lou ʻia ʻelua mahimahi, a ia lā ma mua, he aʻu. No laila nui ka iʻa a mākou i ʻai ai. A i kekahi manawa, no ka nui o ka iʻa, eia nō mākou ke hoʻomaloʻo nei. I ka pō nei, ua ʻai ʻia ma ke ʻano he poisson cru he palai, he poke, he kupa a pēlā wale aku. Hū ka ʻono o nā kūpuna, ʻeā! ʻO ia nō mākou, ke noke aku i kēia wahi ala o nā kūpuna, a ke ʻai nei i ka iʻa, ka ʻai a nā kūpuna. He wahi mahalo kēia iā ʻoukou no ka hahai ʻana mai iā mākou ma kēia wahi waʻa, ma kēia huakaʻi ʻana. E noke aku i ka nānā ʻana ma www.hokulea.com. A he wahi leo aloha kēia iā ʻoe e ka wahine noho uka o Maunawili. Aloha!
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