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, April 27, 2016

Post by Porter.......Are we there yet? April 24th

 We are finally there and I can see Cape verde, I can’t believe we made it after seven days at sea! So here is the lowdown, the first day out it was super calm and I was listening to music, dancing and climbing the mast (the big stick in the middle of the boat). On the second day it was a little rougher then the first but we put the fishing lines out and it wasn’t too bad. The second day always sucks, you’re not yet in a grove. The only thing very good about the second day was the lasagna, it was probably the second time we had found ricotta cheese and my Mom made my favorite meal.  It was good, good, good. On the third day it mainly the same but I got into a grove and I felt like I could go down stairs without throwing up and I was able to get some legos out and do some reading. Wow, on the fourth day I got a great wake up call. I woke up to a bunch of screaming and I looked outside to see if something happened and Zander was hanging from the bosuns chair over the side of the boat! it was awesome. I did it too, so fun! Fifth day same thing, read for 30 minutes, watch some TV, do some homework, do a watch (stay outside and make sure we don’t hit anything), put the fishing lines out, have dinner, read more, watch another movie, take the fishing lines in so we don’t catch a fishermen’s net and then we go to bed. Sixth day all the same again nothing special although we were getting excited because it was the second to last day. 

Finally, I see it, I see it, land! We are finally on land and it’s so exciting, no more rolling, no more not wanting to eat because you don’t feel good and no more wind!

 I have to go, too many things that I can do now that we can get off the boat!