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Hermione (the ship) part 6 - Carnet de Bord
Sorry, I missed a few days! I kept looking for the videos but didn't see any, so I thought they stopped making them, but it turns out they didn't; I ended up on this first video by accident. XD
So the last one was from April 20th:
This one is from April 21st:
"I'm happy to be on the "civadière" at... 7:20 in the morning."
I think he's being sarcastic.
"We've been using the engine for 2 days, even though we have been preparing for everything..."
[Shows them tightening the sails]
"... we do little maintenance jobs to occupy ourselves [...] Having to use the engine kinda sucks, I didn't come for that, but because of it we have some free time, we can enjoy the sun... our job isn't very intense. But we have to do it, it's part of the game."
"we're making belts"
I don't really get what they're doing with the hammock. XD
Hermione (the ship) part 5 - Carnet de Bord
Logbook from the April 20th.
(Video posted 1h ago!
I told you I would keep up with their journey. )
"Because of the weather conditions, the depressions are more vast than usual, [...] we have the wind in our faces and the depressions that are awaiting us are quite strong so we'll try and move as fast as we can to get away from it to arrive at the south of Portugal as fast as we can. Thus we put the engine on, because otherwise it will take too long. We're only using it now for a little boost so that we can use more of the sails afterwards. The weather is changing quite rapidly now, creating complex situations like these. For now we'll try to brush past the coast of Portugal to get a better head start and move away easier."
"We're getting ready for some rough winds and bad weather, so we're preparing for it: [...] rolling up the sails, etc. etc. Damn it! It's impossible! I can't do it! *laughs* Voilà (There you have it). And, um, it s
Hermione (the ship) part 2
I find this event so fascinating that I'm going to keep up to date with the ship's journey from now on.
Hermione, after doing a little tour around the coast of France to say goodbye, finally left France at 10 pm.
Here are the latest videos that were posted yesterday evening:
Here are the final preparations:
Here they're turning the boat around once it had finished it's tour around the coast.
Cannon fire used symbolically to say goodbye.
And here it's finally at sea! YAY!
Bonus: Here's an extract from the news:
It will arrive in the US on the 5th of Jun. ^w^
Hermione, Lafayette's ship
Hermione (the ship) part 3
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