Hōkūleʻa Update | May 4, 2015
Aloha kākou, here we are broadcasting from Hōkūleʻa again as we travel across Aotearoa to Australia. You can see behind us there are big wind, big swells, and rain today. We are estimating about 15- to 20-foot seas. We had some 30-foot rollers every once in a while. No sun, there are so many clouds we can’t see the sun. We’re just navigating our canoe by the direction of the swells and the wind. Unfortunately this rain isn’t helping out much either, but uē ka lani ola ka honua. It was the same way last night too: strong wind, big seas, rain off and on, couldn’t see any stars or planets or the moon. We couldn’t see the moon shining through the clouds. This is the same way we navigated all day today, all night last night, the day before, and it will probably be the same tomorrow. Today we were visited by a pilot whale. Today we just got this big ahi, big yellowfin right here. It’s too much for us to eat by ourselves, so we will cut it up and we’ll take some. The rest we will send over to Gershon for the escort boat crew for them to have some meaʻai too. Mahalo for following us and we’ll back to you again tomorrow. Aloha.
Aloha kākou, eia nō au ma Hōkūleʻa a like me ka mea maʻamau ke kamaʻilio nei me ʻoukou iā mākou ma ka waʻa e holo ana mai iā Aotearoa i ʻAukelekulia. Hiki ke ʻike ʻia ka nui o ka makani a mea ke ʻale o kēia lā. Ma kahi o 10 kapuaʻi a i 25 paha kapuaʻi ka nui o ka ʻale o ka moana o kēia lā. Heleleʻi mau nō ka ua kekahi, pēia pu i ka pō nei. Nui ka makani, nui ka ua, nui ke ʻale, ʻaʻole hiki ke ʻike ʻia nā hōkū o ka lewa a me ka hōkū ʻaeʻa. ʻO ka ʻale o ka moana me nā makani, mau nō lāua ke holo pū nei me mākou, he wahi hoa waʻa lāua nō mākou ma kēia waʻa. Pēlā nō e hōʻea aku ai i Nūhōlani, ʻAukelekulia. I nehinei ua ʻike ʻia kekahi koholā, he ʻano Pailaka ke ʻano o ke koholā. I kēia lā akahi nō a lou ʻia kahi iʻa nui, ʻo ke ahi. He iʻa nui nō ia. E hapalua ʻia ana na mākou ke kahi, na ka escort boat ʻo Gershon ke kahi. Mahalo no ka hahai mau ʻana iā mākou ma ka waʻa. He wahi leo aloha kēīa iā ʻoukou e ka poʻe kūpaʻa i ke aloha o ka ʻāina. Ka poʻe kūpaʻa i ke kai, ka poʻe kūpaʻa i ke aloha no ka honua. Aloha aku iā ʻoe e kahi uʻi o ka uka ʻo Maunawili. Aloha.