Mostly all is well out here. We have 250 miles still to go and yeah, we are pretty ready to be there. At the moment, we are down a man as Mike is out with some type of weird inflammation in his wrist. He doesn't remember falling on it, but it has swelled to twice the normal size, it is excruciating and he can't do anything with it. In addition, I've got a partial thickness burn (second degree burn) on my leg from a battle with a pot of boiling water, I obviously came out the loser. The boys have really stepped up and they are a huge help. Or, maybe I am helping them? Either way, we are clicking the miles off and we haven't broken anything yet (knock on wood). Zander and I do the watches, so we are tired, but the seas are comfortable and we can doze a little on watch (we've only seen two ships the whole time we have been out here). Anyway, we may limp into port physically, but the boat is holding up well and so are the kids. We are very much looking forward to stretching our legs and hiking in the Marquesas. Two more nights out here and we should be there.
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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