Hōkūleʻa Update | May 12, 2015
Aloha kākou, here we are tied up in Coffs harbor, Australia after 12 days of going across the Tasman sea from Aotearoa to here. We came here as originally planned, but we’re planing on spending a few extra days here and waiting for this big approaching weather coming our way. Safety is our number one priority and going out into Sydney at this time would be a foolish mistake. We want to let the weather pass and get to Sydney as safe as possible and still allow us to make some time in Sydney to spend time with the community, do our outreach, do our science, and engage with the communities that are down there. Being here at Coffs allows us time to clean our canoe, clean ourselves – we all got to take a fresh water shower last night, wash our clothes in fresh water, sleep in a bed in a stable area. And it allows us time to make sure everything is good on our waʻa, clean everything up and allow us to arrive into Sydney with our canoe looking all brand new, fixed, shiny, and in top shape. We plan to get to Sydney maybe a few days after originally planned, but that’s okay. Again, safety is the number one priority and waiting out this weather is how we will stay safe for the crew and our waʻa. Mahalo for following us on our journey and we’ll check in with you guys later on. A hui hou.
Aloha mai kākou, eia nō mākou ma Coffs harbor, ma Nūhōlani, ma Australia nō hoʻi. Ua pōmaikaʻi mākou i ka holo maikaʻi ʻana o kēia waʻa, ka holo maikaʻi ʻana o nā hoa waʻa ma ka waʻa kaulua ʻo Hōkūleʻa nei mai iā Aotearoa a pae aku i nēia ʻāina. 12 lā ka holo ʻana o kēia waʻa ma ka tai o rehua. Ua ʻanuʻanu ka hapa nui o ka manawa, eia naʻe ma kēia ʻāina, ma ʻAukekulelia, ʻaʻohe makani. Pā wale mai ana nō ka lā i kēia lā, ʻano wela. Eia naʻe i ka pae ʻana mai i ʻaneʻi ua hiki nō iā mākou ke komo i ka wai ʻauʻau, hōloi lole, kēlā ʻano mea. E noho ana mākou ma kēia ʻāina no kekahi mau lā. No ka mea e hele mai ana kahi ʻino o ka moana, kahi makani ikaika o ke ʻano nui nō hoʻi. Ke pau aʻe kēlā wahi ʻino o ka moana, e haʻalele ana iā Coffs nei a holo ana i Sydney. Iā mākou ma ʻaneʻi, he wā kēia e hoʻomaʻemaʻe, hoʻomaikaʻi, hoʻoponopono i nā waʻa, nā mea o kēia waʻa. He mau mea liʻiliʻi wale nō, eia naʻe, he mea e hoʻomaʻemaʻe ai i ka waʻa. A pae pono i Sydney ua maikaʻi nā mea apau, hiki nō ke kūpaʻa, ke noke, ke kuʻupau i ke kamaʻilio ʻana me nā ʻōiwi o ia ʻāina. ʻAʻole nui ka hana ʻana ma ka waʻa, ʻoiai ua pau ka hana ʻia ma kēia ʻāina ʻo Coffs nei. No laila mahalo ka hahai ana iā mākou. Eia mākou ma Coffs harbor e hoʻomākaukau nei no ka holo ʻana i Sydney. He leo aloha kēia iā ʻoukou e nā kānaka kūpaʻa i ke aloha ʻāina. Eia nō mākou ke kūpaʻa i ke aloha kai, ʻo ia nō hoʻi ka mālama honua. Mahalo no ka hahai mai ana iā mākou, a hui hou.