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Published on 01 december 2016 at 0h00

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Who : Renée & Patrick
Where : Galapagos Islands, Pacific Ocean
Boat : Lagoon 470
Blog : www.saltimbanquesdesflots.fr
We arrive at the Galapagos. Having listened to every piece of advice, we hope to have optimised our chances of being granted the famous temporary permit. We stopped for a morning in the Perlas to scrape any shells off the hull. A few hours before mooring in the Bay of San Cristobal, Patrick gave the hull a last clean up. We installed three different bins, with what was destined for each clearly marked. We pressed the oranges, other fruit was cut into salad and put in the fridge. We checked the vegetables, inspected and cleaned the holds. We felt as though we were living on a charter boat for a few hours ! A few minutes after our arrival, our agent Carmina arrived. She presented us with the bill. Despite the exhorbitant cost of $1350, we had to provide the paper and pen ! The next day, late morning, the taxi boat arrived and nine people climbed on board. ...

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