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

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Photos from Graciosa and Lanzarote, April 14

 We are hoping to be on our way to Cape Verde as early as tomorrow morning or the next day.  Porter informed us this morning that his tooth has been hurting.  Usually it is the weather that dictates when we leave, this time it will be the Dentist.  Anyway, we are prepping like mad, stowing food and making last minute arrangements (bought a new dryer for the house; outlet needs updating, gardener quit; need to find a new one......the joys of home owning from afar).  Anyway, there is always a flurry of activity before we leave the land of good wifi and strong bandwidth.  Cape Verde 900 miles south is our next stop.

I am attempting to connect our spot satellite tracker to my blog, but for some reason it isn't working quite as easily as the last time we did an ocean crossing.  If you would like to follow us, I hope this link will work.

Montanas del Fuego, Parque National de Timafaya

Isla Graciosa

more Graciosa

Climbing to the highest point on Graciosa with another kid boat, Ros Alisther

Looking into the crater from the top

Looking over at Graciosa from Lanzarote
Normally this sight wouldn't make me so happy, but for the first time in 18 months we will have everything on the boat clean at one time!  Washers are few and far between and several commercial size near us on the dock makes me a happy boater!


  1. Hello Pelagic. Lily and Katie were very pleased to hear the Ana made the acquaintance of Katie and Reuben and they wish they could be there to join in the fun!! If this reaches you before your departure to Cape Verde, just want to let you know we'll be thinking of you on your 900 miles and can't wait to hear how the voyage went and your impressions of Cape Verde when you get there. It's raining today on the river and I'm sitting in the Chiringuito nursing a coffee. All the best, xx Martina