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






Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Grenada, by Porter, July 10

We made it! 
Has any body bean to Grenada? Well, if you have you know how nice it is.  When we made it my mom told me that there would be a lot of kid boats and sure enough the next day I was hanging out with a group of 10 and 11 year olds. Also there is a kids net on the radio that only started a few days ago, and it is pretty cool. A Radio net is a VHF channel that everyone in an area tunes in to at the same time.  They talk about weather, problems people are having and what is going on. One day all the kids were meeting at the pool, another day we met at a beach and we arranged it on the kids net. Then we found a boat named Higgins that we met in Gibraltar all the way across the Atlantic. They have three kids.  Two boys that are 11 and 9 and a 6 year old girl for Kena.  

Do you know why all the boats go to Grenada? Well, they go there because the hurricane season is north of Grenada, so many boats stay in Grenada all summer.  

Fast Forward and since I didn't finish my blog, we are already down in Trinidad.  Trinidad is south of Grenada and we will sail back to Grenada after we get back from Maine. So far we haven't done much in Trinidad, and if you don’t live on a boat you won’t get this, but we rented a AC unit and it's awesome!   

                   

                                   
A few of the kids in Grenada participating in an organized activity.