Once is not custom, it is as second that I embarked on this Lagoon 620 for a quick conveyance from Canet-en-Roussillon to Porto-Vecchio. After returning from the West Indies in the spring, this charter catamaran had been under construction in Canet for the essential revision and maintenance work before the Mediterranean season, and it was going to the south of Corsica to take its first customers summer.
While this type of unit often works with only two sailors – in this case a captain and a hostess – the rules of manpower require the presence of an additional professional duly patented for this type of crossing, which justified my boarding as backup.
Conveywithout stories, if not the encounter with a whale halfway to the continent and Corsica, always moving moment … as long as the behemoth remains at a respectable distance from the ship. A short stopover in Bonifacio allowed us to let pass a windy episode in the Bouches, whose venturi effect systematically reinforces the breeze of two good Beaufort notches, if not more.
The next day we ambushed the Piantarella pass, a route paved with pebbles but superb and perfectly passable in good weather – provided we follow the alignments carefully – and a few hours later we threw the pickaxe in Porto Vecchio and I put my bag to the ground, leaving my companions at the dawn of a season that was expected to be busy.