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, November 17, 2016

Cartagena's version of Carnival, November 17

Not all of my pictures are in perfect focus, and I apologize for that.  The sights and colors and sounds were amazing and I tried to snap away without missing the experience myself.  I'm not a photographer, but I wanted to show the amazingly elaborate costumes the people were wearing for the cities version of carnival.  It was fun to be a part of it.  We watched from the city walls at a small restaurant (good call since the parade was 2 hours late, or rather perfectly on Latin time). Afterwards we wandered and got to see the costumes and the dancers up close.  Stunning!


Watching the parade from the old city wall (modern Cartagena in the background)

traditional shaving cream fights during the parade

old city wall

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