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, May 22, 2017

Day 4, May 22


S 01 39
W 141 37

Our spot will not start working until we get to Hawaii, so completely useless on this leg of the trip. That said, we are checking in with the Pacific Seafarers Net at 5pm every day (Hawaii time). Apparently they post our position on their website. I can't attach the link, but if you are interested, our daily position should be there if you search their site.

Wind continues to be steady from the east. Seas are relatively flat and while we aren't flying, we are making a good consistent 5 plus knots. We expect to move a little faster when we hit the trades in the Northern Hemisphere.

We've made the transition to passage life finally and life aboard is simple, a bit boring, but manageable enough. We've been baking, reading and dreaming of what we want to do when we get home first.

Last night, while on watch, I went through 8 AIS signals, all transmitting from a few miles away, surrounding us, and yet I only saw one light on one small ship. Possibly a Chinese fishing vessel with smaller boats? The mother ship was the only one that showed up on the radar and the info on the AIS screen was minimal for the other 7 and they weren't moving fast, but they weren't just drifting either. Not sure what we went through, but that was my excitement for the night.

1550 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's so fun to check the Pacific Seafarers site to see your progress every day. I've shown Fergus were you guys are too. He's counting down the days. I just find this all fascinating to watch because of my geography obsession. Safe sails!!!