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






Saturday, February 25, 2017

Flip Flop Recycling, scheduled post

In addition to the plethora of single use plastic bottles we see strewn along the beaches, we also find hundreds of lost flip flops mingling with the flotsom at the high tide mark. Many are trashed, but many are in near perfect shape. Instead of buying flip flops I've started collecting higher quality shoes that are my size. I do get some strange looks walking around town with different shoes on, and while it seems like a pathetically small effort to combat global pollution, it gives me a small degree of satisfaction.

February 25, Day 20

Yup, we are still out here. I'm starting to think we are more like Thor Heyerdahl's Kon Tiki rather than a sailboat, we seem to be floating across the Pacific rather than sailing across it. It has been a slow passage, but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We have 500 miles still to go, 40 gallons of diesel left, currently we have wind and boat and crew are in good shape. We were hoping to get into port before the end of the month, but it looks like it will be a March arrival. Maybe 4 more days to go......

We are dreaming of waterfalls, snorkeling, eating baguettes, fresh fruit and sleeping a whole night through, among other things. Dare I say.....almost there?


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