The master piece

The most demanding leg of this trip, emotions proportional to the risk of the adventure.

Starting with the amazing anchorage inside Saint Paul crater, and to can  fresh lobster. Nobody never dive in this crater, but we don't mind to be the first, we will dive for the fun and the hot water springs below sea level.

Then a little circumnavigation of Kerguelen islands , and just to raise your interest an extrat of teh log book for the day,  

Enter the

If here , you don't dream, find another planet. One day, one should no longer dream, but go away to realize his dreams.

 

Then we head for Terre Adélie.  It's windy, icy, rocky on the end: very hot situation. These are the 25 days the more demanding. We'll need a bit of luck to land at Dumpont D'urville French scientific station. But chance always favors prepared people. Previous sailing boat in Terre Adélie was in the Astrolabe of  Dumont d'Urville in 1840!
Typical weather in the howling fifties latitudes, Little yankee and four reefs in the main, boom brake , under automatic pilot: Windy! i

 

Program

From

To

days

Available  berths

10

Réunion

27/09/04

30/09/04

3.00

4

36

10

Réunion  to Saint-Paul

30/09/04

18/10/04

18.00

4

37

10

Saint-Paul

18/10/04

01/11/04

14.00

4

38

10

Saint-Paul - Kerguelen

01/11/04

14/11/04

13.00

4

39

10

Kerguelen

14/11/04

28/12/04

44.00

4

40

10

Kerguelen - Terre Adélie

28/12/04

22/01/05

25.00

4

41

10

Terre Adélie

22/01/05

31/01/05

9.00

4

42

10

Terre Adélie - Wellington

31/01/05

15/02/05

15.00

4

43

11

Wellington

15/02/05

18/02/05

3.00

4

Program: 144 days - It's square!

  HISTORY/

The island Kerguelen was discovered by a French navigator, Chevalier Yves de Kerguelen-Trémarec, on 12 February 1772. On the day after the discovery, the Captain of the Gros-Ventre (a ship), de Boiguehenneue, managed to land in a bay, now called Gros-Ventre Cove. He left for home after claiming the island for France. Captain Kerguelen never actually set foot on the island, even though he discovered it.

 

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