Hōkūleʻa Update | May 7, 2015
Aloha kakahiaka kākou, eia nō ʻo Kaleo Manuiwa on Hōkūleʻa going through the Tasman sea from Aotearoa to Nūhōlani, Australia. It was a beautiful day yesterday, I think I ended my last report by saying the wind died. We were kind of just floating. That continued for the rest of the day and the winds came around to the West and we were getting “headed.” We didn’t make progress through the night. As the night fell and as the sun was going down it was probably the most beautiful sunset that we’ve seen all trip. Beautiful stars all night, when throughout the trip there had been lots of nights of no stars when you cannot even see the moon. Last night was the opposite. It was just beautiful stars, all the North and South pointers clearly showing us the direction that we’re headed in, which is straight West for the most part. Here we are, today as the sun came up; it is a beautiful day again. There were not many clouds, just the sun. It was a good day for us to dry all our gear out, dry ourselves out, dry out the canoe, get ready for the rest of the trip. We are expecting perhaps some rough weather a few more days ahead of us. We’re just battening everything down, preparing ourselves, getting our gear dry. Everybody is in good spirits, good health, and working well as a ʻohana waʻa. Stay tuned for more updates, coming back to you guys again tomorrow. Continue to follow us on the tracking map on www.hokulea.com. A special shout out to all the people who are steadfast in their aloha for the ʻāina, for the oceans, and for mālama honua. Mahalo, a hui hou.
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Aloha kakahiaka kākou, eia nō kahi hoa kipa ou, ʻo kahi hoa hoʻokele, kahi hoa holo waʻa ma Hōkūleʻa nei, me ka hoʻolaha o kēia lā, ka holo ʻana o ka waʻa i nehinei, a me ka holo mau ʻana o kēia waʻa i pae pono i Nūhōlani, ʻAukelekulia. I nehinei, e like me kaʻu ma mua, ua ʻano mao ka makani, ua hala ka makani. Ua nele mākou i ka makani ʻole. He wahi lana wale nō kēia waʻa, e holo ana ma kahi o ʻekahi mile paha, hoʻokahi mile, ʻelua mile ka wikiwiki o ka holo ʻana. Ke nāpoʻo ka lā, ua keu nō a ka maikaʻi ka nānā ʻana i nā hōkū. ʻAʻohe ao o ka lewa a ʻo ka hōkū wale nō e ʻimoʻimo mai ana iā mākou. ʻO ia nō ka nani lua ʻole o kēia holo ʻana ma kēia wahi huakaʻi Nūhōlani. ʻO nā pō ma mua he wahi puni i ke ao wale nō. Hiki wale nō ke ʻike ʻia he mau ʻelua paha ʻano huihuina hōkū, a ʻo ia wale iho nō. Eia naʻe, i ka pō nei, ʻaʻohe ao a nani wale nō, nui nā hōkū e hōʻike mai ana i ko lākou nani. I ka mahiki aʻe o ka lā ma ka hikina, mau ana nō ka liʻiliʻi o ka makani i kēia lā.ʻAʻohe nui ke ao, ʻano wela kēia lā. Eia nō ke noke aku i Nūhōlani me ka mālie. He maikaʻi kēia holo ʻana me ka mālie. Hiki nō ke hoʻomaloʻo i ka ʻili, hoʻomaloʻo i ka waʻa, hoʻomaloʻo lole, a pēlā wale aku. No laila mahalo no ka hāhai ʻana mai iā mākou a he wahi leo aloha, leo mahalo kēia iā ʻoukou e nā poʻe aloha ʻāina, kūpaʻa, a me ka poʻe kūpaʻa i ke aloha i ke kai, i ka mālama honua kekahi. A he wahi leo aloha iā ʻoe e ka wahine o ka maka lepo, iā ʻoe nō ke aloha nui, aloha.