August 26, 2019, 2 am. From the Mediterranean Sea.
See video of our trip by clicking the picture below:
The rushing water is the continuous sound as the boat glides through the water at 7.5 knots. A ship just passed us 3 miles to starboard, going in the opposite direction. A clear light with no moon — stars are fantastic! And then a golden sliver of a moon rises behind the boat. This is a typical night watch on a clear evening; uneventful, calm and breathtaking as I explore the stars with my binoculars.
We left at 7 pm to return to La Grande Motte from Corsica. This was a very short trip because I must catch a flight from Montpellier to return to Canada then Boston. Our friends from Florida, Jean-Marc and Melissa Zanni were in Spain, and joined us for the outward trip to Corsica before flying back to Spain and home. After they left, Pierre and I explored tranquil bays and enjoyed swimming in the warm, clear waters. A visit to Bonifacio will need to wait until after BioTrek is shown at the Cannes Boat Show Sept 10-15.
On this passage, we will be 2 nights at sea, with a planned arrival early morning Tuesday. Pierre is asleep. On overnight passages, I always sleep first and do my shift in the wee hours. I will stay up until too tired, or wake up Pierre if there are decisions or sail changes. An advantage to sailing as a couple is that we don’t need a precise watch schedule, we just find our own pace.
See the youtube video of our trip with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96-_u553zyo&feature=youtu.be