Hōkūleʻa Update | January 7, 2016
Aloha ahiahi kākou, eia nō wau ʻo Kaleomanuiwa Wong on Hōkūleʻa as we are traveling across on this Leg 16 sailing from South Africa to St. Helena. We are calculating our position to being fairly close to St. Helena, and we two nights ago we got a good sight of one of our latitude stars confirming our position along our reference course. We began seeing manu o Kū, which are birds that must return to land every night. We say some yesterday and more of them today. We are optimistic that we’ll be seeing more tomorrow morning and the island hopefully in the afternoon. Right now, we have been lucky and had a break in the weather. This entire trip was dominated by overcast skies and shifting winds and no dominant swells. But now we got clear skies, sun shining and out of the fog for a bit hopefully. And we are hopeful that tomorrow will bring us St. Helena on our waʻa. So mahalo for following us and continue to follow us on our website Hokulea.com. Aloha!
Aloha ahiahi kākou, eia nō mākou ma kēia wahi waʻa kaulua o kākou, ʻo ia hoʻi nō ʻo Hōkūleʻa, ka waʻa kaulana loa o kēia wahi honua holoʻokoʻa. Eia nō mākou kokoke loa i ka pae ʻana aku i kahi moku liʻiliʻi ʻo St. Helena. Eia nō mākou nānā ʻana i nā hōkū o ka lewa, ua hoʻoia mai i ko mākou wahi o ka moana e like me i holo ʻana i ka mile. No laila, ke noʻonoʻo nei mākou apōpō paha e ʻike ai i ia wahi moku liʻiliʻi. A ʻo ia pū kekahi no ia mea e ka manu o Kū, ua ʻike ʻia he mau manu o Kū. I nehinei, ʻoi aku ka manu o Kū i kēia lā. No laila, apōpō paha, e nānā ʻana paha i nā manu o Kū he nui, i laila aku i St. Helena. No laila, mahalo no ka hahai mai ʻana iā mākou, a he wahi leo aloha kēia iā ʻoe e ka uʻi o Maunawili a me nā kānaka aloha ʻāina a pau ma kēia wahi honua. Mahalo. Noke aku ʻana mai iā mākou ma Hokulea.com. Aloha!
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