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






Monday, July 4, 2016

Hanging out in Grenada with a few other boats, July 4

Happy Island, Union Island, Grenadines 
Happy Island, and island made entirely out of Conch shells


enjoying a motor sail to Grenada

Never get tired of this water color.  Tobago Cays

We've joined the hordes of other boats that have run south to evade the hurricanes.  We are now anchored in Prickly Bay in Grenada and there are probably 100 other boats here with another 50 in the neighboring harbor.  While it is nice to have finally caught up with the elusive "kid boats," it is definitely a little culture shock.  We recently joined 25 other kids for an impromptu get together and our socialites are pretty happy.  We aren't doing much else at the moment, but we've promised the kids that once we got to Grenada there would be other kids to hang out with, so we are here for a few more days while they get as much socializing in as they can.

The weather looks good to leave on the 7th or 8th and we hope to head to Trinidad about that time.  We are getting some work done on the boat and we are also leaving the boat for a few weeks while we head home.  Trinidad is officially out of the hurricane belt, so we feel pretty comfortable leaving the boat there. Once we return we will head back up to Grenada for a spell before we start our westward progress.