An excerpt from the famous book by Marie et Herve Nieutin about their family catamaran trip.
6.00 I wake up and sit down at my logbook.
6.30 Children wake up. Marie (wife) is still asleep.
7.30 Marie wakes up and prepares breakfast for everyone.
7.45 I install a net under each bed in the forward cabins.
8.00 While Vincent (son) teaches lessons under the strict gaze of Marie, Sarah (daughter) plays on the computer. After 1 hour and 30 minutes, the roles change.
9.30 Renovation of one of the two WCs. He is constantly clogged. I didn’t use a hammer as I didn’t want to break the toilet.
11.30 At the pontoon, Vincent uses a hose to fill the holding tanks with fresh water.
12.00 Christophe (mechanic) checks the outboard motor. I write down what else needs to be done.
14.00 Received back the mainsail, which was in the workshop for repair. We install it. Sailing on a 42-foot catamaran is not as easy as on a 12-meter boat. The three of us spent an hour and a half.
15.00 Food delivery. In the marina you can shop on request. Orders are accepted by radio. A few hours later, food arrives on the pontoon on a trolley attached to an ATV.
16.00 I am tidying up the seawater system for the washbasins. Everything worked the first time after half an hour fiddling with the pump. In parallel, Marie is trying to receive a weather report on the BLU radio.
16.30 I go with the children on a boat to the beach. The daily beach session has already been finally established. At this time, Marie remains to clean the anchor locker.
18.00 I finished washing the anchor locker and put the anchor and chain back. During this time, the children take a shower.
20.00 We are hosting friends from the Antilles for dinner and celebrating Vincent's seventh birthday. Bolognese cakes and chocolate cake are delicious!
22.30 Fireworks. We are not bored.
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