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, September 28, 2016

Waiting out tropical storm Matthew, September 29

The weather is predicted to be mild where we are currently holed up. We've set the boat with an anchor and then tied ourselves into the mangroves with two large lines. The wind is not expected to get very strong here, so it is probably overkill. In the meantime there is lots of rain. We've opened our deck hatches and we have endless water. There are another dozen boats here that have also sailed down from Grenada and the kids boats are having fun. Serendipitously we tied the boat up next to a rope swing, so the kids are waiting out the storm, practicing their Tarzan swings into the water.
Today we celebrate 3rd birthday afloat. On his wish list was a battery charger for his underwater camera, a new band for his spear gun and an underwater watch that records dive times and depths. I guess this life suits him!

Now it is a waiting game to see if the seas will settle before we head to Bonaire.

We get weather information, but nothing on the news, so hopefully Matthew doesn't do too much damage up the island chain.

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