Convoying a Dufour 34 during containment

The containment was still in effect, when I carried out this ferry from Hyères (Var) to Port Leucate (Aude) of this Dufour 34 which had changed ownership – and therefore home port – on the eve of the health crisis due to Covid-19.

In the first hours of the crossing, after the small pass of Porquerolles (photo F. Augendre)

This 140-mile format was ideally suited to a solo crossing: after 24 hours at sea, the legislation requires a second professional on board, and given the restrictions in force until May 11, I was not supposed to stop. 
I would not have crossed many people: a customs helicopter came to pick up the name of the ship on the rear board, a warship, some cargo ships that I could count on the fingers of one hand. 

At the time of putting on light waxed and fleece pants, a dream twilight (photo F. Augendre)

I was greeted on arrival by an owner delighted to recover his acquisition in time for the lifting of the containment: the new order of the maritime prefecture of the Mediterranean had just been issued, authorizing from 11 May the navigations up to 54 miles from the home port.