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Hōkūleʻa Update | May 3, 2015

Aloha kākou eia nō ʻo Kaleo Manuiwa Wong ma Hōkūleʻa i Tetaiorehua, the Tasman Sea going from Aotearoa to Australia. You can see today is pretty rainy. We have some winds that are a little swirly, but all coming out of the East. We’re using the winds and swells to guide us until we arrive safely to our destination in Australia. Last night was the same way, similar weather: full of clouds with pockets of some stars shinning out. Interestingly, among the stars that were coming out was Hōkūleʻa. We are using the star Hōkūleʻa to guide the waʻa Hōkūleʻa to get to our destination. We’re also using some Southern stars: Newe, Kamailemua, and Kamailehope. When those stars came out they served as confirmation that we are heading in the right direction just going off of the wind and the swells. Based off of our calculations, we’re now around the latitude of 30 degrees South. So it’s a lot warmer now than it was a few days ago in Aotearoa. I just have a thin shirt under this jacket and surf shorts under my pants, whereas before I was wearing plenty layers of clothes. It’s a nice day. It’s a little wet, but it’s good weather for us. We’re traveling along nice winds, calm seas, with Gershon behind us. Right now we’re traveling with just a jib and our main sail open. We’re traveling about 7 knots, currently we’re going about 5. I can’t go much faster otherwise our escort boat, Gershon, in the back of us can’t keep up. It’s a little bit of a limiting factor on us for our speed and distance of travel, but it’s all good. We’re traveling at a nice safe speed. You can see how warm it is, this guy doesn’t even need foul weather gear. That’s our morning update for today, our third full day at sea. stay tuned for more updates. Mahalo for following us at hokulea.com. Aloha.

Aloha kakahiaka kākou. Eia nō ʻo Kaleo Manuiwa Wong ke holo nei ma Hōkūleʻa. Ke noke nei mākou i ka holo i Kekaiolehua ʻo ia hoʻi ka Tasman, mai iā Aotearoa i ʻAukelekulia. Hiki ke ʻike ʻia ka nui o ka makani i kēia lā a me ka heleleʻi mai o ka ua ma ʻō aku. Pēlā nō i kēia lā a pēlā nō i ka pō nei nō hoʻi. Eia naʻe i ka pō nei ua hiki ke ʻike ʻia nā hōkū, kekahi o nā hōkū. ʻO ia hoʻi, ʻo ka mahina ka mahina ʻo Hōkū a pēlā pū ka hōkū ʻo Hōkūleʻa ma ia hōkū nō e alakaʻi ai i kēia waʻa, a pēlā pu ʻo Kamailemua me Kamailehope ma ka hema. Nānā nui ʻia kēlā mau hōkū i ka pō nei. Eia naʻe i kēia manawa ʻo ke ʻale wale nō o ka moana a me ka pā mai a ka makani, pēlā nō e holo ai ka waʻa, alakaʻi ai ka waʻa a pae pono i Nūhōlani, i ʻAukelekulia. He wahi leo aloha, leo mahalo, kēia iā ʻoukou e nā kānaka kūpaʻa i ke aloha ʻāina. Kūpaʻa nō hoʻi i ke aloha o ke kai, ʻo ka mālama honua nō hoʻi. Mahalo. Aloha.


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