Today we head south out of Puerto Vallarta and onto out next leg of the trip. We've been sailing with boats from all over the west coast for the last 4 months and have made some amazing friends. Sadly, we will start parting ways with some of those friends as we decide on different routes around the globe. From Puerto Vallarta many boaters choose to take the big leap and puddle jump towards French Polynesia. Several will choose to go as far south as Zihuatenajo before heading west, but Puerto Vallarta is a logistically easy place to leave from. With much sadness we say good bye to some lovely families and hope our paths will cross at some point in the future.
On reflection, our last 4 months has been a pendulum ride of adventure, emotions and self discovery. The ride continues as we move further south and further away from all this is familiar and comfortable.
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