After departing Oʻahu, the Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia made their way to Kaʻena Point and then crossed the Kaʻieʻie Waho Channel (Kauaʻi Channel) between Oʻahu and Kauaʻi at an average speed of seven knots. The crew had clear skies to see stars Hokupaʻa and Hōkūleʻa to steer their way. They also saw some bioluminescence, lightening and many Manu o Kū before spotting Kauaʻi. The crew then headed toward Niʻihau to position themselves to find Nihoa.
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