OK, we are about done being out here! We are ready to be there. Now! We have about 500 miles to go and we are starting to dream about the things we are missing out here; fresh fruit, good bread (we were spoiled in Europe with daily fresh bread), ice cream. Conversation is getting a little stale and although we have our podcasts, the only news we get out here is BBC voice of Africa on the ham radio. So, we are current with all African politics, but we have no idea what is happening in our own country! The kids are starting to get on each others nerves and although as a whole they are doing well, we are ready for some other stimulation. 3-4 days to go.
What we miss:
Zander : sleeping without bracing myself
Porter : texting friends
Ana : chocolate ice cream
Mike : sleeping through the night and being more than 43 feet from another human at some point during the day
Amy : worrying about everything
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