Two days delayed, but we finally got out of Cape Verde early Sunday morning, May 1st.
We are currently making good time away from the islands and expect favorable winds for at least the first week.
We had one ship pass within about a mile of us last night and we can see others occasionally on the AIS. It is a small comfort to know there are other ships out here......just in case. This morning Z collected flying fish on the deck and he is using them for bait. I'm not sure I feel like fish yet, but in a few days a nice yellow fin would be very welcome.
Anyway, we are getting into the groove, preparing ourselves for a long, but hopefully pleasant passage.
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