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, April 18, 2016

More giggles and rainbows (I hope), April 18, scheduled post

I'm going to assume our passage to Cape Verde will be like this, all giggles and rainbows. Actually I've scheduled this post, so it is all wishful thinking at this point. We do expect some very light wind and swell for the first 2-300 miles until the wind fills in further south.  

Unless you hear otherwise we didn't get away from the southern most island in the Canaries until the morning of the 17th.  As we were sailing down the islands Mike realized all the charts he had downloaded disappeared from his iPad, seems someone had downloaded a bunch of pretty pony and nail salon apps before we left and used up all the memory.....hmm, who could that be? New rule, Dad's iPad is just for navigation! While we do have paper charts, I've mentioned Mike is a belts and suspenders type of guy, so we pulled into Fuerteventura to find some wifi and download all the charts and get one more good night sleep before the 900 mile passage. 

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