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Mike spent the day making repairs, two of three being human error and this human was only responsible for one of them, so I'm grateful for that. I inadvertently turned off the inverter when Mike was making water this morning and it burned out the pump. Big oops, but he fixed and it and I feel like I should be given some credit for forcing him to acquire a new skill! He doesn't seem to see it that way though. Otherwise we had a spinnaker pole drop through a hatch today. Unfortunately the hatch was closed so we had safety glass everywhere. Hopefully we will find a machinist in the Galapagos that can cut some plexi glass for us. At the moment it looks pretty ghetto with duct tape, plastic garbage bags and plywood filling the space. Lastly, Mike was worried we had an engine leak, but fortunately all was well, just a lot of rummaging around in a hot engine room to be confident of that fact.
Making steady progress towards the Galapagos. Two hours ago we had to turn the engine on and we are expecting mostly light variable winds for the remaining 320 miles. Probably some light air sailing with on and off motoring.
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