This is day three of sustained 25-35 knot winds and 12-15 feet waves. Everything is difficult; cooking, sleeping just trying to sit and read. We've given up the home schooling for the last few days. Our meals come from a box more often than I would like to admit and we spend our days trying to get comfortable. As I sit at the navigation station I am doing a complete ab workout while I try to keep in my seat, keeping my hands free to type. The boat keeps wanting to pitch me out of my seat.
The good news is, we are out of the fog, we haven't had full clear skies, but we did see a semi sunset last night and a few stars. Everyone has also remained healthy, which I can't begin to tell you how happy I am about that. Extreme dehydration due to seasickness was definitely one of my concerns. I didn't have to crack open my u tube videos on administering IV fluids and everyone else is pretty happy about that. Small happiness's make up our day!
We are also super excited to be almost there. The big seas are exhausting. We expect one more day of heavy seas and then we should be viewing the Aran Islands of Ireland on the morning of the 23rd. Yipee!
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