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, September 30, 2015

Z's Birthday afloat

Year two and Zander is celebrating his second birthday on the boat. He is officially a teenager? How did that happen? He celebrated with a somewhat uneventful day since we left Man and traveled to North Wales with a rolly sea. For the first time since being in the UK we had one of those passages where you don't do much but read, watch a movie or try to sleep. Being productive was just not an option!

In Ireland the kids got a hand me down old crab trap from a local who was upgrading his traps. At anchor they drop it and have fun pulling up all sorts of things; fish, shrimp, and crabs. On Z's birthday the three kids took the dinghy out to pull up the trap and found their first lobster. They were pretty excited about that! Among Z's gifts were a huge Swiss chocolate bar, an IOU to a professional soccer game at some point in the future, and a Scottish Rugby shirt. The kids are getting to used slimmer Birthday and Christmas gifts as we remind them, being out here is your gift (and space and shopping opportunities are at a premium)!

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