Tuputea - Moonbow / 23 May 2011
Last night, during the crew change headed into Tauarii’s watch, around quarter past midnight, Petero woke me up saying “Sunny, Sunny, come quickly! There is a moonbow. I quickly climbed up onto deck and on our port side, at 8 ‘oclock, there was a moonbow over 5 va’a. This tuputea is a sign of Ta’ere, God of knowledge, of Atea, Godess of the rain and wind, and Hina, the moon. These are signs that the Gods are willing to share ancestral knowledge with us. In fact, since the full moon on the beach of Rakerake, a motu in Fakarava, we’ve been waiting for a sign. That sign did not appear at the time but instead choose last night, during the Ore ore mua moon.
Moana’ura (“Sunny”) – Faafaite i te ao mao’hi