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, June 17, 2015

June 15

We had an amazing first night in New York City anchored in front of the Statue of Liberty.  No, we didn’t go ashore, we were too tired to do much, but we luxuriated in the calmness of the harbor and the brilliant view of the New York City skyline.  One hundred yards from Liberty Island we imagined how millions of Americans must have felt seeing the Statue for the first time, with all their hopes for freedom and prosperity.  We have enjoyed traveling to third world countries in Central America and the Caribbean, but we cherish our citizenship and felt a rush of patriotic pride sailing back into the United States.
We spent the next two days exploring as much of the city as we could with stops at the Empire State Building, Time Square, Central Park and the Intrepid Aircraft Carrier museum where we saw, in addition to a WW11 aircraft carrier, a concord and a space shuttle.  Our last stop was a somber one at the 911 memorial.  The reflection pools where the two towers once stood was a tearful experience and immediately brought us back to that fateful day.

Still pushing forward, trying to get to Maine by the end of the week.

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