Récits de Voyage #5 – De La Gomera à la Martinique

 - 15 Juin 2019 - Récits de voyage

« Ça y la grande aventure commence ! Tu as peur toi ? Non mais j’ai une drôle de sensation dans le ventre… ». 

Les courses sont faites, le bateau est prêt, on met les voiles pour les Caraïbes ! Derrière nous La Gomera s’éloigne petit à petit, devant nous l’océan s’étend à perte de vue. D’ici 20 jours, on devrait arriver de l’autre côté.

20 jours ponctués par des quarts de 4 heures

Quarts pendant lesquels, par groupe de 3, on est responsables de la navigation. C’est à dire qu’on se partage la barre (contrairement à beaucoup d’autres bateaux, on n’utilise pas le pilote automatique), qu’on fait les manœuvres, et qu’on garde l’œil ouvert (naviiiiiiire à tribooooord!).

Vous l’aurez compris, cette règle s’applique aussi bien de jour que de nuit. Du coup, on n’aura jamais vu autant de lever er coucher de soleil d’affilés… sans compter les nuits étoilées interminables.

Le reste du temps on en profite pour se reposer car c’est assez fatiguant de rester sur un bateau 24h/24. Ça bouge dans tous les sens et les muscles sont sollicités en permanence.

Et sinon, on joue de la musique, on se perd dans nos pensées, on fait des jeux, on pêche, on reste émerveillés pendant 30 minutes sur le seul oiseau à la ronde, on prend du temps pour soi, on discute et on refait le monde !

20 jours de repas incroyables

On aime tous tellement cuisiner qu’on se dispute presque pour préparer à manger. Sur un bateau, les repas sont des moments de la plus haute importance et malgré des conditions parfois instables, et quelques peu sportives en cuisine, on se régale tous les jours un peu plus ! Pendant 3 semaines on aura réussi à ne jamais refaire le même plat !

20 jours de douche à la lingette

L’eau des réservoirs est réservée à la boisson et à la vaisselle. Il faudra donc attendre notre arrivée pour se doucher … (Bon on a quand même eu le droit de se rincer à l’eau claire après deux séances baignade à 5000 m de fond.)

20 jours à 6 sur un voilier de 14 mètres de long

En fait une transatlantique c’est plus une expérience sociale qu’autre chose. Au milieu de l’océan, quand quelque chose ne va pas, ce n’est pas forcément évident de s’isoler ! Donc tu apprends à t’adapter aux différentes manières de faire des membres de l’équipage, à leurs caractères, leurs envies… mais aussi à oublier, à passer à autre chose et le plus important : à pardonner.

C’est une expérience humaine super enrichissante car tu te retrouves avec des gens que tu ne connais pas forcément, pendant un certain temps (en tout on aura passé 2 mois ensemble depuis le Portugal) et dans des conditions pas toujours évidentes.

Donc oui, une transatlantique c’est un peu de voile et des notions de navigations mais c’est avant tout une aventure humaine où tu apprends énormément sur toi-même et sur les autres !

  • WORLD STORIES #7 - Ed, United States

New live portrait, the story of Ed who we met in Guamal, Colombia when we were teaching english to local kids : https://bit.ly/2XjPnOW «It was in Christmas 2000, I was having troubles with the board of directors of the NGO I was working with and I realized I did not have to do this anymore. Everything I owned was paid for, I could do whatever I wanted to do. 
So one day I woke up and I decided to leave. I have had a very nice and interesting first 50 years and I wanted to share my experience with other people...» Check the full article on our website :)
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  • WORLD STORIES #6 - KERRY, UNITED STATES

We met Kerry during our first volunteering in Ecuador. He bought his farm 3 years ago and wants to demonstrate that a model of sustainable agriculture which does not depend on chemicals or pesticides is possible. 
Take a look at our website to get more information and nice photos ! :) https://bit.ly/2FyqPXQ
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  • TRAVEL DIARIES #5 - TRANSATLANTIC - FROM LA GOMERA TO MARTINIQUE « "The great adventure begins! Are you afraid? No but I have a weird feeling in my belly…" Groceries are made, the boat is ready, we can set sails for the Caribbean! La Gomera is gently fading away as we set our course toward the West. Few hours pass and we eventually find ourselves surrounded by water… Next time we will see the land will be in 3 weeks, on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.» Here is the 5th video of our Travel Diaries serie ! Have a look to the full blog article on our website https://bit.ly/2L0JNtN :) Kisses from Ecuador! 💃☀ :D .
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  • WORLD STORIES #5 - Albert, SPAIN

New live portrait, the story of Albert who we met in Grenada while trying to reach Colombia hitchhiking on sailing boats : https://bit.ly/2X2Zfvx «When I got 19, I was tired of working in Spain. I really wanted to leave, away from Barcelone. I looked for a cheap plane ticket, I took my backpack et I went to work in Norway. I arrived alone in Oslo. I took a bus for Bergen and I easily found a job. 
There, I met many travellers. They were working to get enough money to go travel again ! It hit me ! I wanted my life to look like this as well : work to be able to travel but not too much to not feel like I am wasting my time !

Now, I want to see everything, to know everything. And more than anything, I want to meet people. It’s the most important. It’s what makes a trip amazing. You meet locals, they can share with you about their country, their region… You discover new mindsets… It’s just magical ! And you can do this everywhere in the world !»
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  • TRAVEL DIARIES #4 - TRANSATLANTIC - FROM TENERIFE TO LA GOMERA « "Is this a boat that light over there? Wait but there are 2… and even 3… lannnnnnnd in sight ». If there is one thing that marked me during these 4 months in the sailing world, it’s the arrivals. When you just spent several days at sea, seeing the land truly becomes a magical moment!...» Here is the 4th video of our Travel Diaries serie ! Have a look on our website https://bit.ly/2JOKQfD to read the rest of the article :)
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  • WORLD STORIES #4 - JUDITH, SPAIN

New live portrait, the story of Judith who we met in Grenada while trying to reach Colombia on sailing boats : https://bit.ly/2JJTgF5 « I went to a theatre and dance high school but after one year I was already wondering what I was doing here. I wanted this to end, I wanted to leave… I was sitting on a chair all day long listening at teachers without learning much.

And everyone was asking « What do you want to do after high school Judith? What are you going to study ? ». I just knew I wanted to take a gap year !

When I finished I was 18 years old and with Albert we decided to find a cheap flight and go without a return ticket. We arrived in Guadeloupe where we stopped for some time. Then, we decided to hitchhike a boat to go to Martinique. We almost stayed a month there and we hitchhiked another boat to go to Grenada. And now we are looking for a captain who could take us to Central or South America.

This is what I love about traveling. You really live in the present. Everyday you can decide what you want to do : « Ok well… today I want to visit the island, or : today I want to stay on the beach doing nothing, or : today I will look for a boat to go to Panama…». You do whatever you want with your life. This is freedom !

And it is crazy because everyone tells you that you should study to learn things. But I feel like I am learning much more since I started travelling.»
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