Tuesday, July 13, 1999 (8:30 a.m.)

Canoe Departed Hilo p.m. June 15, 1999,

As of Sunrise Today Hokule'a was at Sea: 27.5 days

Actual Position (From GPS unit on board escort boat).

Sunrise: 30 SW of Nukuhiva; 15 miles off of Ua Pou.

Strategy: Heading Manu Ko'olau (NE) at 5 knots. Seas diminished in the shadow of Nukuhiva, Ua Huka and Ua Pou. Light easterly winds, 10-15 knots. Cumulus clouds. The crew is cleaning up the canoe and then plans to relax and enjoy the day. 4-5 hours out from Taiohae, the administrative center of the Marquesas, and the main harbor on Nukuhiva.

Fishing report: 15 lb. Ahi

Sea Life: dolphins this morning, boobies and other birds.