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, December 2, 2015


A few pics of our stay in Morocco.  We didn't take our big camera into Morocco since we were traveling by train and only carrying backpacks.  In fact most of our pictures have been taken with iPhones lately.  Obviously the pictures are not quite as good, but I find that I miss magical moments when I am trying to get the best photo.  You almost need to travel twice to a place.  Once to experience it, the second time to capture it on film.  Anyway, I'll write a little about our visit later, but for now enjoy the pictures.

olive stall, not a great picture, but imagine a market with 1000 stalls like this

spice stall

Atlas Mountains

deserted ancient city, now used as the backdrop for many movies; Gladiators, Indiana Jones, Cleopatra, Alexander, Game of Thrones, Jewel of the Nile among others.


ancient adobe city
Saharan sunrise

visiting the Sahara near the Algerian border

Camel trekking into the Sahara

Camels always look so cool!
market snake charmers

The meal we had in a market stall before we got on a 10 hour, one bathroom, overnight train.  Getting brave!

getting our motor heads on

A few more from Gibraltar

upper rock ecosystem management program

we never get tired of these monkeys

walking up the old Charles V wall that protected the city from pirates before the British moved in

famous rock of Gibraltar, or Pillar of Hercules

monkey stealing out of Z's bag

back drop city of Gibraltar

one of the 34 kilometers of tunnel throughout the rock

Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz, Spain