Aloha mai kākou! Eia nō mākou ma Kāmoa nei, ke kakali nei i ka makani maikaʻi e holo ai i Vavaʻu ma Tonga. I kēia manawa, mai ka hema mai ka makani, a i laila ana no mākou i kēia waʻa. No laila, ʻaʻole hiki ke hele i kēlā ala. ʻO ke ala e hele ai ʻo ia nō ʻo Nalani Malanai, ʻo ia hoʻi ʻo ka hema, hema komohana. A inā ma laila ana ka waʻa, ma laila ka makani, ʻaʻole hiki ka waʻa ke holo. No laila, eia nō ke noho nei, ke kakali nei ka makani maikaʻi e holo aku ai i laila. A i kēia manawa, ke noʻonoʻo nei mākou ma ka Pōʻakolu paha o ke ahiahi o ka Pōʻakolu a ma ke kakahiaka o ka Pōʻahā paha e holo ai i laila. Haʻalele iā Pago Pago nei a i laila nō. No laila, mahalo ka hāhai ʻana mākou a hoʻomau i ka nānā ʻana mai, ke kākoʻo ʻana mai i ka hoʻouna i ke aloha iā mākou a me ka manaʻo maikaʻi e hele mai ka makani maikaʻi mai e holo aku ai i ka waʻa i laila.
Thank you for following us here on Hokulea.com, continue to follow us. We are still here in Pago Pago, American Samoa waiting for favorable winds to go down to Vavaʻu in Tonga. Our course to get there is 318 miles south of west. So that’s Nalani8 Malanai, which is south of southwest. And just happens that’s where the wind is coming from. It’s coming from the south. So we can’t sail directly upwind. We’d have to take long tacks to get there. And since we don’t want to do that, we’re waiting for favorable wind. We’re expecting the winds to fill in about Wednesday afternoon or early Thursday morning. So that is when we are looking at our departure onto Vavaʻu. So continue to follow us and send us your aloha and positive thoughts and energies so that the winds change, and we can get on our way down to Vavaʻu and continue onto Aotearoa (New Zealand).