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, June 29, 2016

Chasing the Pirates of the Caribbean

Have any of you seen the Pirates of the Caribbean? In the first one, The Curse of the Black Pearl there was a place called Port Royal where Johnny Depp steps on the dock after his boat sinks. It is the second scene of the movie and the first scene Johnny Depp is in.  We went into the port and looked around, but we didn’t stay there because there were two murders there recently. We also saw the rock where the pirates hanged. “Pirates ye be warned”. The rock isn’t as impressive as it is in the movie, but it was fun to see. 
Now we’re in the Tobago cays, and they also filmed a part of the Pirates of the Caribbean here.  This was the part where Elizabeth Swan and Captain Jack Sparrow were marooned on the desert island.  Once again, we went to that island and I found the ditch where they stashed the rum but all the wood wasn’t there “obviously.” The filmed the 4 movies all over the Caribbean, but most of the first movie was in St. Vincent or the Grenadines.
After we played pirate we went snorkeling in the cays and saw a lot of cool fish and coral. The reef was really healthy. I saw a barracuda and some tuna, an octopus and some reef sharks.  Later we snorkeled in the Marine Turtle reserve and saw some more cool reef creatures. We didn’t actually see turtles while we were snorkeling, but we saw a few while we were in the dingy.

Well, I would tell you more, but I have to do it first.  

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