Mau cutting up an ono, 1985-1987 voyage. Kamehameha Schools Archives
We just caught a big ono for breakfast.
Last night, we held Na Leo Koolau (NNE) as our heading and broke into 19 degrees S latitude. By noon today, we should punch into 18 degrees S latitude. We currently continue at Na Leo Koolau. 136 Nautical Miles to Tahiti. See Tracking Map.
time: 2012-10-24 16:04 UTC/GMT (06:04 HST Oct 24)
position: 19 degrees 40.6 minutes S 150 degrees 24.9 minutes W
course: 024 degrees True
speed: 7.0 knots
weather: beautiful tradewind weather from the east; dry and warm
wind: down to 15-20 knots out of the East
sea state: settled; E swell 6-8 feet; NE swell of 2-4 feet crossing it
vessel and crew condition: all ok (Faafaite also)
Celestial Observations, Navigation Stars, Planets and Moon Phases: Our heading for the night has been Na Leo Koolau, The 6 to 10 watch used Kealiikonaikalewa, the stars of Kalupeokawelo, Makalii, Aldeberan and Orion to help steer. We saw lightning off the starboard bow and experienced one brief rainsquall. As the night went on, we used the setting ole kukolu moon over the end of our port railing. We also kept Puana (procyon) in the starboard shrouds, and Sirius over the end of one of our benches on the starboard side.
Cloud cover built throughout the night, until the 2 am to 6 am watch was only using the wind and sails to steer. We watched Venus rise in the East, however, as the sky both lightened and cleared.
Animal Life: We just caught a big ono for breakfast.