Récits de Voyage #1 – Le Grand Départ

 - 01 Février 2019 - Récits de voyage

Il a dit “viens ! on part en Mongolie en stop !”, j’ai répondu “l’Amérique du Sud sinon ?“, il a dit “ok mais on y va en bateau“… J’étais persuadée que c’était une idée folle mais quelques recherches sur internet m’ont vite fait changer d’avis…

On a décidé de partir en Juin. J’allais finir mes études, Edouard travaillait mais il avait très envie de partir à l’aventure et cette idée de traverser un océan trottait dans sa tête depuis un bon moment.

Plus je lisais, plus j’étais convaincue que moi aussi j’en avais envie de cette transat. Quelle meilleure façon de commencer ce voyage ? Ça allait me permettre de découvrir le monde de l’océan, de m’initier à la pratique de la voile, de vivre une expérience humaine incroyable, de ne pas prendre l’avion et surtout de prendre du temps pour réfléchir…

Je me suis donc retrouvée à éplucher les annonces sur une dizaine de sites pour trouver un bateau. Et contre toutes attentes, on l’a trouvé !

Le 16 juillet 2018, notre cher capitaine nous a envoyé un message de confirmation : on avait notre place sur le Cuba Libre et on partirait début novembre après un week-end à Porto fin août pour faire connaissance.

Ces quelques mois d’attente nous ont permis de préciser le but de notre voyage. On voulait monter un vrai projet autour de cette aventure ! On a donc bossé sur le site, lu beaucoup d’articles de blog, exploré différents sites internet de voyageurs, réfléchi à l’équipement nécessaire, décidé quels vaccins on ferait, quelle assurance on prendrait

On a tous les deux également beaucoup bougé pour profiter un maximum de nos familles et de nos amis avant de partir.  C’était une période superbe, remplie de phrases d’amour et d’émotions positives ! Il semblerait que ton entourage se livre davantage quand tu pars… Et ce n’est pas pour me déplaire !

1er novembre 2018 : après plusieurs mois de préparation, c’est parti !!! On enfile nos sacs et on tend le pouce en direction de Porto.

Notre aventure sans argent ne commencera qu’une fois arrivés en Amérique du Sud mais on tient à utiliser l’autostop comme moyen de transport durant la totalité du voyage.

Après une halte pour dormir dans la ville de Guimarães, connue comme le berceau du Portugal, on arrive dès le lendemain à la Marina de Matosinhos, à côté de Porto !  

Ça y est on aperçoit le bateau, c’est les retrouvailles ! Le grand départ approche, on est tous super heureux de défaire nos sacs et de s’installer dans ce qui sera notre maison pour les deux prochains mois !

Bon cette excitation s’estompe un peu quand on apprend qu’on ne pourra surement pas mettre les voiles avant le 12 . On pensait tous partir autour du 5 mais on est retenu par la météo. Début d’un apprentissage très important : quand on fait de la voile, on dépend du vent, donc il y a plutôt intérêt à être patient !

  • 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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