Navigations hivernales

While the stillness of our ship will last for many more months, Francis Joyon sailed alone around the world in 57 days, and Tara is just free from pack ice after 16 months across the Arctic Ocean. This boat is heading for Longyearbyen where a good many of the scientific instruments will be conveyed to Vagabond. Our commitment for Damocles is extended until summer 2009, which will allow us to welcome the team of Montagne du Silence as their next expedition is postponed to next year. Our 3 dogs are enjoying being on pack ice next to Vagabond, at least, but would have been happy to get a copy of this week issue of Femme Actuelle magazine to read the article about our family life.