Hōkūleʻa Update | January 22, 2016

Bruce BlackWritten by Bruce Black

Another orange ball sunrise with 15mph winds, small seas, and scattered clouds that all make for nice sailing conditions.  Our noio friend stayed with us last night on the back rail of the canoe. Lohiao has been offering it food and water, but it is not interested at this time.


Last night the moon was almost full, providing a lot of light to sail by. We did see a big fishing vessel moving along with us on the horizon before disappearing. Captain Bruce provided more star training as the sun came up, which has been very interesting and useful for navigation and steering. Knowing how stars reference other stars is very useful when the clouds roll in.

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