Hōkūleʻa Update | May 2, 2015
Aloha kākou, ʻo wau iho nō ʻo Kaleo Manuiwa Wong. Here’s our nav update and report for today, beginning with last night. We started off last night. It was a beautiful night, no clouds in the sky. We could see all of our stars and planets that we’re using to guide our waʻa from Aotearoa to Australia. We got Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn. We’re also using Keliʻikonaikalewa, Aʻa, Hōkūleʻa, Hikianalia, and Newe. Those stars were clearly visible last night just after sunset, up until 10 o clock when all the clouds came in and we could no longer see any stars and no moon. Fortunately for us we have a pretty stable, steady wind that we’re able to use to guide Hōkūleʻa on our course. Same with the swells, we have a nice big south swell, southwest swell getting up to 10 to 15 feet. So we’re using those to guide us to continue along our path to get to Australia. Today more of the same. Just full clouds in the sky and it is hard to even see the sun, but again we got the same wind and the same swells to guide us on our course. We’re looking at maybe turning down to go more south to get closer to our pre-determined path that we’re going to take to go to Lord Howe in Australia. Right now we’re heading north because of the wind and the swells, but we’re looking to getting closer to our course starting tomorrow see what the wind tells us. A ʻo ia. Mahalo for following us on our voyage from Aotearoa to Australia. Please continue to follow us at www.hokulea.com. Mahalo. Aloha.
Aloha ahiahi kākou, ʻo wau iho nō ʻo Kaleo Manuiwa Wong. Eia nō ka ʻōlelo hoʻolaha no kēia lā no ka holo ʻana o ka waʻa o mākou, ʻo kākou hoʻi, ʻo ia nō ʻo Hōkūleʻa mai iā Aotearoa a i ʻAukelekulia, i Nūhōlani nō hoʻi. I nehinei, i ka pō nei, ua keu nō o ka maikaʻi nā hōkū o ka lewa, hiki ke ʻike ʻia nā hōkū nunui ʻaʻohe ao i ka lewa. ʻIke ʻia nō nā hōkū ʻaeʻa ʻo ia hoʻi ʻo ka hōkū kau ahiahi ʻo Iau a ʻo Makulu nō hoʻi, pēlā pū ʻo Aʻa, Keliʻikonaikalewa, me Hōkūleʻa lāua ʻo Hikianalia a pēlā pū ʻo Newe. ʻO ia nō nā hōkū hoʻokele waʻa o mākou i kēia wahi huakaʻi. Eia naʻe, ma kahi o ka hola ʻumi, ua puni ka lewa i ke ao, ʻaʻole hiki ke ao, ʻaʻole hiki ke ʻike ʻia ka mahina, ʻaʻole hiki ke ʻike ʻia nā hōkū o ka lewa ma muli o ka nui o ke ao no laila u a holo nō ka waʻa me ka nānā ʻole ʻana nō i ka ʻale o ka moana. A pēlā nō kekahi i kēia lā. ʻAʻole hiki ke ʻike ʻia ka lā, puni wale nō ka lewa i ke ao. No laila, i ka mahiki aʻe o ka lā i kēia kakahiaka ua nānā wale aku i ke ʻale o ka moana a na ke ʻale nō e haʻi mai ana i hea lā e holo ana a pae pono i ʻAukelekulia. A ʻo ia. No ko mākou holo ʻana, inā nānā paha ʻoukou ma kā mākou ala e holo ʻana, ʻaʻole like paha me ka mea i hōʻike ʻia ma ke kamepiula no ka mea ua ʻano hoʻololiʻ ia ke ʻano o ka holo ʻana. E holo ʻana i ka ʻākau, ma hope huli ʻana i ka komohana. ʻAʻole pēlā ka mea i manaʻo ʻia ma mua pono o ka haʻalele ʻana. Eia naʻe, ʻo ia nō ka holo ʻana o ka waʻa. Holo nō e like me ka hiki, e like me ka pā mai ʻana o ka makani a pēlā hoʻi o ke ʻale o ka moana. ʻO ia wale iho nō. Mahalo no ka hāhai ʻana mai iā mākou ma kēia wahi huakaʻi. Mau aku nō i ka nānā ʻana iāwww.hokulea.com. A he wahi ʻōlelo kēia iā ʻoe e kahi wahine wai lana o ka uka o Maunawili, aloha.