Meeting the people of the Pacific
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Exploring lost islands, meeting and discoverying authentic lifestyles, traditional photos.
Summary of the stopover
We’ve been navigating for four days, four hard days for Monica and Steph who are seasick. Still, I try to lift their morale. It’s still dark as we arrive on this small island, seen on our map almost by chance. It is inhabited? Can we enter its inner lagoon? What will we find there? All these questions keep us aware as we wait for the sun to rise. As we approach, we see smoke, some little fishing boats as we search a place to drop the anchor. Some months later, Stéphane Husson, touched by this beautiful moment, composed this beautiful song before passing away in a mountain accident…turn the volume up!
Stef and I set off to join Erwan as he arrived in the Solomon Islands after a month of sailing solo. Neither Stef nor I were sailors, it was a bit hectic, and very soon we were unable to leave the deck. We waited wisely for Erwan to come and bring us some food, it was impossible to go down into the hold, a great lesson in humility! We still survived and shared a magical week in the village of Utupua, sailed in Vanuatu, a great life experience aboard Maewan.
- Distinguishing featurealways hungry during a trip, must always have some nuts in her pockets, or she gets very grumpy. Fan of wildlife and nature, likes to capture images of extreme sports, the power of the elements, the links between human and nature.