We are really happy with our progress thus far. The winds have been consistently from the East and Southeast between 10-15 knots. That kind of wind doesn't kick the seas up much and we've have fairly smooth sailing. I hesitate to even write that, but so far so good. We sped over the equator at 7 knots, quite different from out last passing of the equator where the weather was so calm the kids swam over the line separating the hemispheres. We still have over 1200 miles to go, but we are clicking the miles off nicely and everyone is content on board.
Our only complaint is all of the beautiful fruit we traded for in the Marquesas is starting to ripen all at the same time, so it is fruit every meal of the day. Canning aboard a rocking boat is not ideal, but we are managing to make a dent in our seemingly endless supply of bananas, passion fruit and pomplemousse and mangoes.
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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