Hōkūleʻa Update | March 15, 2016

Aloha mai kākou, this is crewmember Todd Yamashita on board Hōkūleʻa for Leg 18 sailing towards Cuba. We actually had our first sighting of Cuba last night, and are currently sailing off to the northeast corner. As you can tell, winds are pretty light today and we continue under tow thanks to our escort vessel Gershon II. Currently, we’re in a narrow shipping lane with shallow water to the north. So we’re seeing a lot of traffic, including freighters, cruise ships, and unfortunately we’ve also seen a lot of trash. There’s been a fair number of plastics floating in the water. So that was a little bit of a bummer. Some highlights for today, besides sighting Cuba, we woke up to a fresh mahimahi loco mocos cooked by our chef Eric Co. Our crewmember, Poita also made dried mahimahi, which is totally awesome. I just wanted to say a quick aloha to my wife and kids back on Molokai and until next, please continue checking us out on Hokulea.com. Aloha!

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