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

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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We've been enjoying our visit to Gibraltar.  Our first two days here have been spent on the upper rock checking out some of the 34 miles of tunnels that criss cross the Rock of Gibraltar, taking in the amazing views of the Straits with the Atlas Mountains in Africa in the distant haze and of course hanging out with the monkeys.  They are cheeky little guys.  We had a water bottle stolen out of a pocket on the backpack, another one jumped on top of Zander and unzipped his backpack to pull out a bag of crackers and a third pulled Ana's ponytail to keep her from assisting her brother.  She is no longer a fan, but hey, how many people can claim a monkey pulled their hair?  We are enjoying out time here while we figure out what is next.
Home in Gibraltar for the next couple of weeks

Still in the decision making process phase, but his may be home for the next 4-5 months if we stay

More of the river around Sanlucar de Guadiana

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two monkeys on a rail

Just monkeying around
sometimes they actually look like they like each other

moments after the monkey pulled her ponytail

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