Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Le Deuxieme Jour: Le Bateaux

On Day Two, we moved aboard S/V (sailing vessel) Clarabella, a 38-foot Dufout--eight feet longer than our own boat that we took to the Bahamas. This is our home for ten days.

We are now a crew of three or four--two stayed in DC due to illness, and one here is battling a respiratory condition complete with fever.

We did not sail today. The boat was ready too late in the day, we hadn't finished buying provisions, we spent two hours taking inventiry as required by the charter company,  and we have a lot to learn about our "cruise ship."

Pope and I dragged a large duffle on wheels down here with supplies we were told we needed to bring--mosquito nets, beach towels, clothespins, safety harness--only to find them on board.

I hunkered down best I could in the v-berth mosquito net, the outside of which was covered with the pesky critters by morning.

First thing in the morning, covered in repellent, I made the obligatory morning jaunt to the boulangerie. It is a French island, after all.

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