The search for Fatuhiva continues despite rough conditions at sea. Here’s Navigator, Kaleo Wong with a report from the deck Hōkūleʻa.
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, here we are on our voyage to mālama honua. We are nearing the Marquesas islands. We think that we are very close to spotting land because we saw a lot of birds yesterday: the manuokū, the ʻewaʻewa, the ʻiwa, the ʻā, the koaʻe, as well as a whale, a dolphin, and many other fish. So we are on the hunt for land this morning. As you can see the crew is up on deck in search of the island Fatuhiva. You might also notice the wind is whipping and the surf is surging. This is the first day of this kind of weather. While it might look scary to most, for us voyagers this is pretty typical and we are use to it. That is my update for today. Thanks for following us on this journey.
Aloha kākou e nā hoa o kēia wahi huakaʻi o kākou o ka mālama honua. Eia nō mākou ma kēia wahi waʻa ma kaʻe pono o Hiwa, mā ʻo nā moku ʻāina ʻo Marquesas. Noʻonoʻo mākou aia nō mākou kokoke loa i kēia ʻāina ʻoiai ua ʻike ʻia nā manu i nehinei: he mau manuokū, he ʻewaʻewa, he ʻiwa, he ʻā, he koaʻe , a he mau palaoa kekahi, he naiʻa, a he iʻa, nui nā hoa iʻa o kēia wahi kai. No laila ke ʻimi nei mākou i ka ʻāina i kēia manawa, i kēia ʻano kakahiaka. Aia lā nā hoa waʻa ke nānā nei i hea lā e moe mai nei ka ʻāina ʻo Fatuhiva. Hiki ke ʻike ʻia kekahi ka hao mai ʻana o ka makani, a me ka piʻi ʻana o ka ʻale. ʻO kēia ka lā mua o kēia ʻano moana kau weli iā haʻi. Eia naʻe, na mākou, no nā hoa holomoana, he mea maʻamau nō ia, a maʻa mākou i kēia ʻano mea. No laila ʻo ia wale nō. Mahalo ka hahai mau ʻana iā mākou ma kēia wahi huakaʻi. A he wahi leo aloha kēia iā ʻoe e Kawailana, aloha.
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