Day 7

Day 6  • 
[🇺🇸] Yesterday's day had started well... Immobilized under the sea anchor for 3 days to let pass safely a period of strong winds accompanied by a deterioration of the sea state, the conditions aboard my ocean kayak were uncomfortable but within the limits that we had anticipated. As predicted by my...

Day 6

Day 6  • 
[🇺🇸] Patience. Few more days of this. Building up til Monday. Trust with Val is building. Who would have known that those mornings I was lazy to get out of bed to go training were actually the best training I needed. Wow. Huge wave passed over my entire kayak, smashing into the stern in a big noise....

Day 5

Day 5  • 
[🇺🇸] Still on anchor. Valentine is my cocoon and I feel safe even with the noisy waves crashing on me. I feel rested even if I wake up every one to two hours to check plotter. I have none of the fears I thought I would have in this situation. So cool! I was not afraid, but the unknown (and non exper...

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Day 6  • 
[🇺🇸] Listen to this "Maman (unplugged) - Christophe Mae". Pour ma Maman Chérie. [🇫🇷] Écoutez-ça ! "Maman (unplugged) - Christophe Mae". Pour ma Maman Chérie. >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92dSTNgYlXo

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Day 6  • 
[🇺🇸] I've got listen to the ocean, stay humble in front of her strengths. Patience. Patience. My time will come, then I'll paddle. [🇫🇷] Il me faut écouter l'Océan, rester humble face à ses forces. Patience, patience. L'heure viendra bientôt où je pourrais reprendre ma pagaie !

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Day 5  • 
[🇺🇸] Listen to this "Je veux", by singer ZAZ. [🇫🇷] Ecoutez ça: "Je veux", par la chanteuse ZAZ. >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TFNGRYMz1U (link added by support crew / lien ajouté par la team support)

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Day 5  • 
[🇺🇸] Few more days on the sea anchor to let the high winds, gusts and big swell go and it will be safe again to paddle. Can't wait! [🇫🇷] Encore quelques jours à l'ancre flottante pour laisser passer les vents violents, les rafales et la grosse houle, et les conditions seront à nouveau suffisamment c...

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Day 5  • 
[🇺🇸] Thanks everyone for your support and energies. I feel them here. Life is an adventure, Live it! ❤️ [🇫🇷] Merci à tous pour votre soutien et votre énergie. Je les ressens très bien ici. La vie est une aventure, vivez là à fond ! ❤️

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Day 5  • 
[🇺🇸] Hi everyone!! Big hugs and kisses from the Pacific! Huge respect for the strength of the ocean these days. [🇫🇷] Salut à tous!! Des embrassades et des bises du Pacifique ! Un immense respect pour la force de l'océan ces jours-ci.

Day 4 (2)

Day 4  • 
[🇺🇸] Later in the day I wanted to paddle so I came out to the deck to get ready and realized something was wrong as I couldn't move the steering lines. Looking back I saw my retrieval line was entangled. I stripped to my underwear and added the tether attached to the lifeline on starboard and follow...

Day 4

Day 4  • 
[🇺🇸] In the cabin with the sea anchor deployed for comfort and no drifting. Winds are building up so I'm resting in the cabin probably until Tuesday at least. Mentally feel good. I made water. Cleaned with baby wipes. Last three days I saw whales. Yesterday some kind of albatross. Dolphins. [🇫🇷] Je...

Day 3 (2)

Day 3  • 
[🇺🇸] I was able to make west way with side waves on my right side. Swell increased size progressively as the wind picked up too. White appeared so I decided to stop for the day. I paddled non stop for 7 hours and am super tired. Still a bit weak from yesterday's sea sickness so can't eat much. Forci...

Day 3

Day 3  • 
[🇺🇸] Battled with seasickness yesterday, but better today. Went on the sea anchor for a bit "just be the current". Pleasure at the end of each day are hand warmers. Ha! [🇫🇷] J'ai dû lutter contre le mal de mer hier, mais ça allait mieux aujourd'hui. Je suis resté quelque temps avec mon ancre flottan...

First night

Day 2  • 
[🇺🇸] Good night overall. Cold, Woke up every hour to check on containers. No worries at all in the end. [🇫🇷] Bonne nuit dans l'ensemble. Froid, un réveil toutes les heures pour vérifier la positions des porte-conteneurs. Tout s'est bien passé au final.

Day 1

Day 1  • 
[🇺🇸] Great day, seeing lots of whales along the route. Paddled for the entire day only stopping once for a 1/2 hour nap in the cabin. Stopping for the day to use the good conditions to deploy the sea anchor and work on a routine for the nights to come. [🇫🇷] Belle journée. J’ai aperçu beaucoup de bal...