Captain Bruce Blankenfeld is with us for today’s navigation update as crewmembers sail from Rapa Nui to Pitcairn. Bruce talks about some of the smaller islands, including Ducie Island, that lead up to their target in Pitcairn.
Yesterday crewmembers spotted manu o ku land birds that ensure they were near to land. Bruce mentions that apprentice navigator Kaleo Wong succeeded in getting them “in the zone” and that his efforts represent a “major accomplishment”
Calculations via Kaleo:
Condition of of crew and vessels: Happy and healthy
Speed: 5kts last 24hrs, currently 5kts
Direction: Aina Hoolua
Miles covered In the last 24 hours: 120 miles
Miles left to target: 250 miles left
Any important weather: warm, humid N winds, lots of squall surrounding, lightning early this morning
Anything interesting: lots of birds yesterday, no birds this morning, confirming that we past Ducie, which was to the South of us, most likely after twiligh
For more, view the clip above or photos of the day below. And remember you can tracks Hōkūleʻa’s progress in real time from the Mālama Honua Tracking Map.
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