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Everest : but what’s a cruising day like, then?

Published on 01 august 2016 at 0h00

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“Salsa on the corner of every street, stylish girls on the beach: there’s no doubt, we’re in Latin America, at Culebra, an island attached to Puerto Rico. We are going to have to stay here for a few days, long enough to fit a new propeller to replace the one which mysteriously disappeared. Of course this has happened in the middle of holy week, when everything is closed. It wouldn’t be funny otherwise. We’re going to take advantage of this opportunity to describe for you a typical day aboard Everest.
7.30 am, the crew gets out of bed. 9 am, breakfast is finished and the previous evening’s washing up is done and put away, thanks to the two children in charge of the dish towels. From 9.30 to 11 am, home-schooling for the children. Depending on Camille and Victor’s degree of concentration, there are either one or two subjects on the program. Meanwhile, Bertrand is preparing the navigation. From 11 am to 3 pm (on average), short sail to reach the next anchorage. We take advantage of this opportunity to eat a quick lunch at ...

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