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

Monday, January 18, 2016

Blog by Porter

The following is written by the kid that threatened to mutiny two weeks ago and stay on the docks in Gibraltar:

hanging around on a friend's boat

It was an amazing week I tell you, I loved it! I can’t believe I said I didn't want to go to school in the river.
I just got to experience the most wonderful week of my life. Who thought going to school would be, actually, fun? I made a lot of new friends and I am getting a lot of Spanish out of it.
There are three grades in my class Third, Fourth, and Fifth and I am in fifth [obviously] along with three other ten year old girls. There are five boys and five girls total in the classroom, but all of the kids in my grade are girls, which I DON’T have a problem with.  I just wish I had a ten year old boy I could talk to, not like I would talk in class, but still. As for recess it is called mediana in Spanish, all the grades go out at the same time and eat a tiny snack, but I think going all day with just a snack is a little tight so I just bring a big snack. They were surprised when I knew advanced multiplication which I thought was a little weird but that happens. So at school it is good, and at 4:30 all the kids go up to school to play football FYI football is soccer and that is the main sport here. But that is just a usual day for Porter on the boat.

                 If you want to hear more just tell me and I will write more bbbbbbbbyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeee.


  1. Porter, please write more!~~@@###$$%%^&&*(!!!! Byyyyyyeeeee!

  2. we were wondering why there is no lunch. Also, are the kids a lot different in Spain than in the U.S.? This is Mathieu Buchard