The following pages chronicle the journey of the sailing vessel Pelagic and her crew. We are a family of 5; Michael, Amy, Zander, Porter and Anakena, taking our 42' Hallberg Rassy as far as we can comfortably go in three years. We left Oregon in September 2014, participated in the 2014 Baja Haha, continued on through the Panama Canal, into the Caribbean, up the coast of the US to Maritime Canada and from there crossed the Atlantic. After an arrival in Ireland we toured Scotland, then sailed down to France, Portugal and on to Morocco. In January of 2016 we slowed down considerably and enrolled the kids in a local Spanish school in Sanlucar de Guadiana for a few months. In the spring of 2016 we crossed the Atlantic towards the Caribbean. We are now in the Pacific, officially on our way home, albeit via a very circuitous path. We are currently in French Polynesia and looking at weather windows to Hawaii before finally making landfall back in the Pacific Northwest.
Currently our exact location is not available. Our spot coverage will pick us back up in Hawaii towards the end of May, 2017.
Our favorite sailing quote:
"If anythings gonna happen, it's gonna happen out there boss!" Captain Ron
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Couldn't wait on the fish tacos..... October 22, 2014
We are headed towards Mexico on Monday. My very impatient crew couldn't wait that long for the best fish tacos in the world. We rented a car and headed to Ensenada, 60 miles south of San Diego. In the 8 hours we were in the country, we managed two meals at the fish market at the end of the pier. Fresh octopus ceviche, shrimp cocktail and famous Ensenada fish tacos were sampled by all. We were not disappointed and even better we all survived our first foray into eating in local Mexican markets.
In the midst of our gastronomic Mexican tour, we took a drive south of town and stopped at a secluded beach to let the kids run around on the sand and play in the surf. While walking along the beach we noticed the sand was getting warmer and warmer. We had stumbled on a natural hot spring. No, not nuclear runoff as one of our Facebook friends suggested. The kids loved it and it was super fun find!