Hōkūleʻa Update | April 30, 2015
Aloha mai kākou. My name is Kaleo Manuiwa Wong, I’m a crewmember on board Hōkūleʻa on the voyage from Aotearoa (New Zealand) to Australia. We are coming on our first full day of sailing. We left Mangonui yesterday around lunchtime with a karakia from Uncle Hector Busby. He sent us off, and now we’re on our way. We have Aotearoa behind us still in the distance, Manawa Tawhi – the Three Kings – right off our side. Beautiful weather today. Last night were visited by a couple of orcas and this morning, we put our fishing lines for the first time and pulled up four aku that will be for breakfast and dinner. Continue to follow us on Hokulea.com and mahalo to everyone who continues to mālama honua and mālama ʻāina at home in Hawaiʻi, on a waʻa, or elsewhere in the world. Aloha!
Aloha mai kākou ʻo wau iho nō ʻo Kaleo Manuiwa Wong. He wahi hoa hoʻokele kēia ma Hōkūleʻa ma ka huakaʻi hele mai iā Aotearoa a i Nūhōlani ʻo ia hoʻi ʻo ʻAukelekulia. Eia nō mākou ma ka lā ʻekahi. Ua haʻalele iā Aotearoa i nehinei. Eia nō ke hiki mai nei i kekahi lā holoʻokoʻa o ka holo ʻana. Ua haʻalele iā Aotearoa, hiki nō ke ʻike ʻia iā Manawatahi ma kaʻe o mākou. Aia lā ʻo Aotearoa ma hope o mākou. Ke holo nei i Lord Howe, kēlā wahi moku liʻiliʻi ʻo Lord Howe i kēia manawa. I ka pō nei ua hele mākou ma kahi ʻo, ma kahi ʻo 40 paha mile, 30 mile mai iā Aotearoa mai a noke aku mākou i ka holo. Kēia kakahiaka, ua lou ʻia he mau aku, ʻehā paha, ʻelima paha aku pau i ka lou ʻia. ʻO ia nō ka meaʻai no mākou i kēia ʻaina kakahiaka, pēlā pu nō hoʻi no ka ʻaina ahiahi i kēia ahiahi. I ka pō nei ua ʻike ʻia kekahi koholā ʻeleʻele, ʻano nui, ʻo ia hoʻi ka orca. Hele ma kaʻe o ka waʻa a iho i lalo a hōʻike i ka nani o ia wahi iʻa iā mākou a noke aku ʻo ia i ka holo. ʻO ia nō. He wahi mahalo kēia iā ʻoukou no nā kānaka kūpaʻa i ke aloha no ka ʻāina. Kū haʻaheo mākou iā ʻoukou. Noke mau i ke kūpaʻa ʻana i ke aloha no ka ʻāina, ka mālama honua nō hoʻi. Aloha.