Once again, I have the night to myself. We are sailing to Trinidad, avoiding the tropical storm that has been predicted to hit just north of Grenada. There are currently two other sail boats sailing within a mile of us and another 10 or so that are somewhere beyond the horizon. We are running south with a our small fleet, attempting to be as cautious as possible. Trinidad is out of our way by about 80 miles, but hopefully we can head toward Bonaire at the end of the week and the detour will only add another 20 miles. 4 days and 100 miles in total, not a huge price to pay for a little extra added safety.
The phosphorescence is amazing tonight, the glowing, cresting white caps look like ships in the night and I feel as if I'm amongst a flotilla. The moon is almost nonexistent, but the stars are glorious. After a month at anchor with island lights and noise it is a welcome homecoming to be back at sea. Our little home makes steady progress towards our destination, the kids are all nestled safely in the aft cabin and all is well aboard Pelagic.
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