More fog......we just crossed the half way point and we now only have 850 miles to go. We are excited with our progress, but we sure could use some clearing to boost morale. We saw a brief glimpse of blue yesterday, but today we are again in a veil of fog. Thank God for GPS, or we may have ended up in Greenland. It would be hard to celestial navigate without seeing any celestial bodies for a week at a time; no moon, no stars and no sun.
Last night we did have an amazing bio luminescence showing. All the white caps were lit up like ships in the distance and our wake left a neon trail marking our path.
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