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
Sunday, August 2, 2015
August 1, Newfoundland arrival
We made it to Newfoundland, although we could be anywhere at the moment, we haven't been able to see more than about 100 feet in front of the boat for the last 24 hours of sailing! We think we are in Francois Bay! We left the Bras'd Or Lakes region and after about 6 hours of clear skies, flat water and a good wind from the stern, everything changed. The wind died, the seas got rolly and the fog crept in and stayed. We had a full moon, but we never did see it. The fog was so thick we couldn't always see the bow lights. Thankfully the radar, GPS and AIS let us know where we were and who else was out here with us! And cold, we layered up for bitter cold watches. Not surprisingly, we were looking forward to a good night sleep, a toasty cabin (love that diesel heater) and a good meal. Alas, a quiet night was not in the cards. We decided to do a quick walk around town after we secured the boat at about 8pm. The next thing we knew we were pulled into a little stilted shack over the water and invited to socialize (super nice people here). Zander got into a wicked dart game and all of a sudden we had a little party. Amazingly friendly people here in Newfoundland! Our introduction was a good one and we are looking forward to the next couple of days.