New pictures and video from Hokule’a and Hikianalia’s voyage were available Friday, with crews busy steering, taking care of sails and cleaning up.
The Hokule'a is about 2,369 kilometers away from its next port, Tuamotu.Crews on Hikianalia caught an ono Wednesday morning.
The voyage has been rough going, with several crew members saying they experienced seasickness.
“I’m feeling better,” said apprentice navigator Jenna Ishii. “Truthfully, I’ve been seasick for three days now and it’s been really tough to stay awake to even eat, to even drink. And so this is the first day I’m feeling normal."
Apprentice navigator Austin Kino said they have been through some squalls.
“Actually (we) had a situation where we saw another vessel approaching, so we were making a really good course,” he said. “And then, right when the squalls hit, we had to keep track of where we were falling off and to take care of the cane, maybe deviated from where we like to steer. You kind of only can go where the wind will let you.”
Crew members had limited space and chose carefully what they needed to bring. At times, the canoes are within yelling distance, but typically Hikianalia stays behind Hokule'a.