We are on Day 3 of our trip to Hawaii. Usually 3 is the magic number when we finally get accustomed to life at sea again. The sleep deprivation isn't a factor because we figure out how to doze a little on watch, but also take a short naps during the day to compensate for any loss of sleep. Meals get a little more elaborate, the kids pull out some of their crafts rather than relying on electronic entertainment.
The wind still has just a little northerly to it (mostly it is from the east), but we are still expecting that to change and when it does it will be that much easier. In fact, looking at the weather forecast we should have some really consistent winds for most of the trip. The equator could have some loss of winds, but we can motor through that if necessary. All in all, we are really hopeful for a good trip.
Just before we arrived into Nuka Hiva we caught a huge Dorado, so we haven't been fishing since. One more meal of fish and we can get the lines back in the water hoping to catch a yellow fin. Life is pretty simple out here and we are trying to make the most of it. When we return home we may one day yearn for these simple days of life afloat.
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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