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
Sunday, November 20, 2016
hunkered down, November 20
It seems we have some weather coming our way. There is a low predicted to settle in just north of us, starting tonight, bringing possible 45 knots winds. Apparently it is pretty localized, but the grib files show angry cyclonic features, and it will keep us hunkered down for the next few days. We found a safe place in the lee of some islands just off shore that we will spend as much time as we need to. Hopefully the storm won't stick around too long. I don't relish the idea of being cooped up on the boat for three days in the wind and rain. We are in 30 feet of water with lots of room to swing. We are protected from ocean swell and close enough to the mainland that the fetch shouldn't be too bad. I think boredom will be our biggest concern in the next few days. That and driving each other crazy!