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Hōkūleʻa AM Update | July 3, 2015

Aloha, this is Haunani Kane from the deck of Hōkūleʻa, and we are sailing across the Gulf of Carpentaria on the northern coast of Australia. Yesterday, we left the Torres Strait Islands and Thursday Island, and took a back sight on one of the smaller islands off shore called Booby Island. From there we sail 50 or so miles to an off-shore shoal with a lighthouse we had targeted. Now we are making our way to the western portion of the Gulf of Carpentaria. We have gone 100 miles, and we have about 200 miles more to go, and then we will continue on to the next portion of our navigation leg. We are heading almost due West, and the sun has just risen so we have been able to get our bearing on both the swell and the wind. Everyone is doing awesome here on the canoe working really hard to make sure that we make our course. So thank you for following us and continue to do so as Hokulea.com. Aloha!


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