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, February 3, 2016

Foraging in Spain

OK, those that know me, know I love to garden and forage. In fact besides my family and friends, gardening is the thing I miss most and one of the things that would keep me from being a full time cruiser (lack of funds may be the real reason, but lets assume that pesky little variable was not a factor).  I don't know if it is my Alaska roots, but fruit trees comprise my idea of Eden.  On our latest foraging trip we brought back wild asparagus and later we picked Oranges and clementines from a friend's farm.  I'm not sure if you can OD on citrus or vitamin C, but we are certainly getting our daily requirement.

he will forage for anything providing he can bring a weapon