While in Panama City we were anchored off the last island in a handful of islands connected by a causeway to the mainland. On the last island the Marina is adjacent to a few acres of forest land that is untouched by the surrounding development. Somehow at least one sloth has found residence there. We have no idea how he could have made it out there, located just a few miles from a major metropolis and far from the jungle, but there he is. This one fell out of a tree and we almost stumbled on it. In this picture he is scampering (slowly) up the embankment back into the forest. We scoured Costa Rica looking for sloths and here we find one in the parking lot of a marina with a view of Panama City.
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