There are all kinds of "stuff" on a boat! While Pierre, Mélanie and Julien are running around getting everything ready to go, I don’t really know what I should be doing. There are a lot of “ropes”, lots of things to attach to different places and I don't understand half of the words they're using... I know you’ll just say every sport has its own vocabulary!
They explain things and let me help, so I learn a few concepts and try to remember the order of the things they're doing to prepare the boat.
Why are you doing this? And that? I've never asked so many questions in my life. Between the “why”s and the “you're sure we're not going to capsize”s, I was basically harassing them. "You're 100% sure, huh?” It’s normal for a first-timer, especially when you don't know everything that's in play! For me, the only way you measured wind was by looking at how hard tree branches were moving, and currents by baïnes forming along the Landes coast that meant the lifeguards made us get out of the water. One thing’s for sure: For once, I’m not in control of everything, the elements now have the upper hand, and they must be harnessed to reach our destination!