We've finally found the trades. We are cruising with the spinnaker flying, covering 6-8 knots in 12 knots of wind. It feels fast and I don't dare say it out loud, but I think we will have this wind for at least another 4 or 5 days. We still have 1500 miles to go, but now clicking some miles off sure feels good.
We can start to hear the Polynesian cruisers net in Tahiti on the SSB radio. So far they can't hear us check in, but we can hear some light transmission, so hopefully in a few days we will start checking in with them regularly.
Kids are good. I pull a "sea toy" out for Ana every few days, but she's rock solid. She loves it out here. Zander kind of hibernates, he reads and sleeps a lot. Porter is the hard one to entertain lately, although he has been in a surprisingly good mood considering he usually really dislikes the passages. The swim calls have been helpful for morale in general.
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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