Hōkūleʻa Update | Sighting Ascension
Auhea wale ʻoe e na hoa makamaka o kēia huakaʻi holopuni honua o Hōkūleʻa, ka mālama honua no hoʻi. Eia nō ko ʻoukou hoakipa, ʻo Kaleomanuiwa Wong. He wahi hoʻokele kēia a he haumana na Kealiʻinui, ke kanaka waʻa nui ʻo ʻAnakala Bruce Blankenfeld. He welina iā ʻoukou. Eia nō mākou ma ka waʻa kaulua ma ka Atalanakila nei. Ua hōʻea mai he ʻāina ʻo Ascension. Ua loaʻa mākou i ia ʻāina, ʻaʻole loaʻa ka ʻāina iā mākou e like me ka moʻolelo a Pele. Ua ʻōlelo ʻia, ua hōʻea he ʻāina, eia nō mākou kekahi. Ua hōʻea nō he ʻāina, a ʻike ʻia nō e mākou. Ke haʻalele nei mākou iā Ascension, kēia wahi moku liʻiliʻi ma ka Atalanakila. Ke holo nei i Fernando, i kekahi moku liʻiliʻi nui loa. Nui loa ka liʻiliʻi o kēia wahi moku. A ke noʻonoʻo nei, ma kahi o ʻumi paha lā, hoʻokahi anahulu, e pae aku ai i Fernando. No laila, he mea noke aku i ka hahai, i ka ʻeʻe pū ana mai i kēia wahi huakaʻi a kākou ʻo ka mālama honua. E kūkala hou ana i kekahi wā aʻe. He wahi leo aloha nō iā ʻoukou e nā kānaka kūpaʻa i ke aloha ʻāina a me nā wahine uʻi o Maunawili. Ke aloha nui, a noke aku i ka nānā ana mai, a hahai mau ma Hokulea.com. Ke aloha nui iā ʻoukou. Aloha!
Good morning and aloha kakahiaka, this is Kaleo Wong reporting on board Hōkūleʻa as we continue to make our way across the Atlantic. Yesterday evening, Ascension revealed herself to us. And we knew we were close a couple days ago as we started to see manu o Kū birds. Yesterday, we saw many birds including iwa, ʻā, noio, koaʻe and manu o Kū. So we knew we were getting close. And about an hour before sunset, there she was right in front of our waʻa. So did a little ceremony last night where we left a pōhaku. Meheiwa was the name of that pōhaku, and here we are continuing on our voyage to Fernando, a tiny island about 200 miles off the coast of Brazil. Continue to follow us on our voyage as we make our way across the Atlantic and weʻll be reporting to you guys again in a couple days. Aloha!
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