Hōkūleʻa’s crew is on the move towards Tahiti and in search of Rangiroa. Here’s Kaleo Wong with a navigation report.
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.
American English translation:
Aloha to you all following us along this journey. Here we are on our way from Rapa Nui down to Tahiti. We have just completed the first half of this voyage. We left Ua Pou in the Marquesas and are on our way to the tiny island of Rangiroa. It is evening here and as you can see behind me our crew is setting up for dinner. Our course to Rangiroa is set in the direction of Manu, Kona, however the prevailing winds wonʻt allow us to head directly in that direction, so we are headed in Nālani, Kona. So if you are tracking us and wondering why we are a little off course, we are adjusting to the winds and enjoying this nice breeze and sail aboard māmā Hōkūleʻa. Thank you all for following us. Head on over to www.hokulea.com. Shoutout to our hoa over at ke ala ʻūlili.
ʻAuhea wale ʻoe e nā hoa o ke ala ʻūlili a me ke ala nihinihi a mākou e hele aku ai a hiki i ka mole. Eia nō mākou ma kēia wahi huakaʻi o mākou mai iā Rapa Nui a hiki i Tahiti. Ua pau kahi hapa mua o kēia wahi huakaʻi ʻoiai ua haʻalele mākou iā Ua Pou a ke hele nei i kahi ʻāina liʻiliʻi ʻo Rangiroa lā. ʻO ke ano ahiahi kēia, hiki ke ʻike ʻia nā hoa waʻa ma hope oʻu ke hoʻomākaukau nei i ka pāʻina ahiahi. Ke holo nei mākou ma kā mākou ala e hele ai i Rangiroa, ʻo ia hoʻi ʻo Manu, Kona, eia naʻe ma muli o kēia pā aheahe a ka makani, ʻaʻole hiki ke hele pololei ma ia wahi hale, ma ia wahi lua ma ka pānānā. No laila e hele ana i ka Nālani, Kona. No laila ke noʻonoʻo nei paha ʻoukou, ah pehea lā kēia mau wahi waʻa, a ʻo ia ke kumu. Ma muli o ke pā aheahe mai o kēia ʻano makani, makani ʻoluʻolu a eia nō mākou e nānea nei i ka holu mālie ʻana o kēia waʻa o mākou o ka māmā ʻo Hōkūleʻa. A ʻo ia wale iho nō o ko mākou holo ʻana. Mahalo ka hāhai mau ʻana iā mākou, noke aku i ka nānā ʻana iā www.hokulea.com. He wahi leo aloha kēia iā ʻoukou e nā hoa o ke ala ʻūlili.
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