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Shipping of the 17 23 2013 August from Marseille

Shipping of the 17 23 2013 2013 August from Hyères

Shipping of the 10 16 2013 August from Marseille

Shipping of the 10 16 2013 August from Hyères

Shipping of the 3 9 2013 August from Marseille

Shipping of the 3 9 2013 August from Hyères

Shipping of 27 2 July to August 2013 from Marseille

Shipping of 27 2 July to August 2013 from Hyères

Shipping of the 20 26 2013 July

Shipping of the 13 19 2013 July

Shipping of the 6 12 2013 July

Shipping of 29 5 June to July 2013

Shipping 17 23 August 2013 (from Marseille)

Saturday August 17

Arrival at the port of all eco-volunteers, and surprise surprise we even have an extra passenger! Small misunderstanding of its destination, so we give appointment to another boat in Bandol the next day to deliver their "parcel".
We await the end of the day to sail and travel to the islands of Friuli to anchor for the night. The first crossing is going pretty well for everyone, the captain even tells us that we have a keen eye! Some small sea of ​​pain still, but the crew at sea legs and no shortage of enthusiasm!
So we anchor in one of the coves of Friuli facing the castle of If, and we are surprised that a boat "night club" for a burial life girl decides to come with us. Music and atmosphere guaranteed until no time.

Sunday August 18

Early Antoine departure while we rest again all (to 6h) cap on Bandol targeting the key points of potential encounters with whales seen the previous week.
First quarter gain for the observations we have the pleasure of being together after an hour and a half 6 Stenellas who come to play to our bow. Some difficulties for raw data taken together with a GPS recalcitrant but still we enjoy this first meeting.
We find our colleagues in the other boat Cybelle Bandol for the early evening anchor, splash all together and transfer the passenger "package" on the other boat.

Monday 19 August

Departure a little more morning (5h) to enjoy the last hours of good weather without wind before the storm announced for the afternoon. Unfortunately, apart from a few boats we meet, we finish empty-handed ...
We still explaining the absence of cetaceans for two days, a submarine is in office between Marseille and Toulon!
Lunch on the course and swimming off before returning in the Bay of Bandol to protect themselves next to ecovolunteers our colleagues in the other boat.
The day ends with the specialty of our captain, its lentils (washed down with white wine) and a magnificent waterfall of our ecoguide who prefer not to take the ladder down into the cabin and ends on the bottom!

Tuesday 20 August

restless night with 7-8 force wind but little sea which allows us to sleep peacefully.
After studying the weather in coming days and different choices offered by the skipper and the eco-guide, we decided to stay protected in the bay today and go on night sailing to reach the Gulf of Lion.
Our fridge has decided to give up the soul since our departure, a smell emerges, it becomes urgent to make a good sort and cleaning! Mission inflating the annex to reach the land, promising much desired food (ice cream !!).

Wednesday 21 August

Placing two hour guard towers (on instructions from the captain), during which the eyes of each ecoguide were on the alert to avoid uncomfortable encounters with other ships. On a boat that moves constantly, NOT EASY.
8h the first rounds of observation begin: 8h06 first breath of whale in sight; we go immediately in his direction, then-agitation on the boat- a dolphin bench appears ... Hard choice, which ones to follow?
Full speed ahead towards the dolphins to contemplate the jump along the bow of the ship.
Then shift to the whales.
Very emotional moment, the boat finds himself surrounded by two whales that gauge us. It grape dry photos!
In continuation the afternoon will be as rich: our attention is attracted by birds that lead us to a group of full hunting tuna and a loggerhead turtle dubbed Rasta turtle by its shell covered with mussels and shellfish .
By late afternoon, a group of dolphins come our way, scattering around the boat.
The day end comes, we stop at the cape -Only the world- we take the opportunity to make a small bathing / washing and we are barely out of the water a whale is shown in front of the boat accompanied a young dolphin.
Installation of the hydrophone to listen to the sound of the sea during our meal. A turtle will follow at the end of the meal (2th turtle of the day WHICH LUCK).

Thursday 22 August

After a night of navigation, we test one night at the cape off. The watchtowers keep coming until morning without any particular problems. At sunrise the lucky watchmen could see a whale stealth behind the boat and a small group of dolphins passing in the dark.
the road to recovery and the comments we hear at the end of a few hours via VHF that military vessels are out today ... we lose hope something during the day ... the crew morale is at its lowest !
Did not count on our Nathalie who continues to call "Pupuce" as she peels the apples for crumble. The Pupuce she heard it?
Our eye Lynx Laurine, realizes suddenly a blast back to port! Unexpected! We quickly turn around and try to catch the animal. Whale? We begin to have doubts about the case, a tail appears, no doubt it's a whale!
We stop the engine and down to the hydrophone to follow. 30min later we always listen and ecoguide we announced that we can hear two sperm whales!
And finally after a blast 45min reappears before us a few hundred meters! The sperm whale catches his breath that gives us time to approach to take full eyes and lens. magical moment that ends with a sublime tail when his probe.
The rest of the day is more than quiet but everyone keeps in mind the image and share this magical moment with this great cetacean.

Friday 23 August

Last day on board, we return to the port of the Corbières. Cleaning and storage for everyone, while our ecoguide finished computer files and handles pictures.
We look forward to all to take a real shower with hot water but we are also sad to leave our boat and our shower rituals seawater ...
Direction restaurant "La Rade" for one last meal together, we did our review of the week: beautiful meetings emerged as qu'immergées!
All the crew said goodbye, the email addresses are exchanged and we promise to keep in touch to share our memories.
Cybelle Planet, a great adventure, unforgettable moments, thank you all !!!

Shipping of the 17 23 2013 August (Leaving from Hyères)

Saturday August 17

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 20131e very nice day. Meet jovial but shy colleagues. Breakdown of tasks between races and storage.
1er meal around noon, good little chicken and languages ​​that are loosened ... ..Jo explains the safety instructions and to 14 hours we finally take off. Unfortunately, a wind force 4 requires us to turn around ... .. False start but Jo promises to leave the next day at dawn.
Mooring at the Badine After a brief briefing by Céline (program, explanations of the data ...), first swim! We feel more than lucky on this boat at the cocktail hour!

Sunday August 18

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013An 2nd day that started early. The crew awoke to the soft sound of the ascent of the anchor. We were all warned, it will be very difficult to see animals, the team last week was not very lucky! Still, first dolphins: Tursiops Truncatus! (scholarly name !!)
The crew is delighted to see even small and total fifteen individuals! Then, second surprise a few hours later with a group of Stenellas in full hunt and pictures worthy of postcard.
Despite a strong swell and a few high of heart, we returned to the anchorage with a final visit of dolphins and great memories already full head.
Maybe tomorrow the first sperm whale? We all hope.

Monday 19 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Moonfish and Puffins glimpsed. Back to port to 13 h, a little disappointed, the whale dance did not work. There's a way that tomorrow, it's better!
After a game of cards, the afternoon unfolds quietly between swimming and sunbathing. Everyone is impatient, this evening Jo made us his famous couscous!
In the meantime, the happy team is playing a little game: find the names of baby animals.
Baby dolphin: delphino?
Baby tuna: Thonneau?
Baby turtle: a cake?
"So, Celine, what's the name of the whale baby?" A whale? Céline, it's up to you to find all of this for us next time ...

Tuesday 20 August

Departure from Bandol, Cape 200, towards the sea. The opportunity for us to get out the sails and Isa, as a real captain with his sailor, stands at the Bar! No sperm whales or dolphins, much to our regret .......
Only a military helicopter will come to meet us today. The disappointment of seeing nothing pushes us to despair. We then go to Brégançon. Crazy decor: beautiful sunset, the islands of Porquerolles and the Levant in the background ............ The day ends with pasta with pesto and a delirium on a bizarre animal from Dordogne: half bat, half gull: the migoel.

Wednesday 21 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013First quarter: Marine, Lisa and I take our positions. And it is with joy that towards 8 h 30, I see my first breath between the waves! We are entitled to a visit of a whale!
First whale since the beginning of the stay, we will not go back, this is awesome!
We are lucky to be able to approach and several times we see our whales come back to the surface to breathe. Finally, in a last reverence, our whale probe and we see her small fin, so disproportionately tiny compared to the rest of the body! To finish the day, we try the island of Port-Cros to spend the night at anchor but there are people everywhere. Finally, we settle in our place yesterday in Port Brégançon, still perfect scenery.

Thursday 22 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Last day observation ... This starting off takes a special taste, our last chance to see whale or Risso's dolphin.
H 7 30, already the post! Words fail me to express how I feel this morning. I'm standing there in front of the boat, scanning the horizon in search of a breath or a spoiler. It is quiet. Apart from the hum of the engine, only the sound of wind and the boat gliding on the water with us. I feel humbled by this blue immensity. ... The sea calms ...
Suddenly a blast, just opposite the boat pulls me out of my reverie. A whale! That it's nice to start the day with a whale !! This is more shy than our whale yesterday. Hardly 2 or 3 breaths and that's that probe already. She leaves the task of "oil" feature: the step.
A few hours later, a dozen Stenella appear. Follows Pascal the great whale who totally ignores us. We have time to admire it fully. Another succulent meal on the Diapason, without any boat on the horizon. Feeling of absolute solitude, to be the first pioneers who furrow these waters full of wonders. Thinking anxiously of all these kgs taken this week because of our plates always richly full, a small dive in the open sea is needed and we discover a new species of the most surprising: a dozen individuals with long hair probe at the same time by order of their trainer (except a palm creature = Isa, who daydreams). The result is a great picture, all buttocks on the surface, perfect for Cybelle's web page.
We leave after long crazy laughs, cook on deck during our shifts, resist the urge to hide in the shade thinking of our future tans. Can we dream better than this week: fabulous encounters, human and animal, sublime landscapes, unforgettable laughs ...
The moon rises red. We could not hope for more good show for our last night. We take these moments to bottom; a strong stomach to knot reminds us that tomorrow we part. Lisa pink squid, Mary with her "tipitipiti" Matilda the survivor of Marseille, Navy very soft, Pauline the end-to-train, Celine scholarly, Marion the gangsta-who-stinks, Isa diver inveterate and Jo the druid. A fine team that we will all miss.

Friday 23 August

And yes, all good things have an end, after a last breakfast on a sea of ​​limpid oil, we loop our bags and cleaning: it's sport, and sauna for those who are inside ... Exchanges of contacts and the group photo that will mark for all the end of this extraordinary week.

Thank you Cybelle Planet for these delicious moments and see you next year.

Shipping of the 10 16 2013 August (From Marseille)

Saturday August 10

Arrival of all ecovolunteers morning. A small expedition in the afternoon the port of Estaque for the last races. Everyone is eager to sail but the wind makes it probably not.

Sunday August 11

We take off to 8h: we start our first quarter of sightings and we see the first whales in the afternoon. Anchorage in the bay of Bandol where we find the other crew Cybelle left from Hyères. We woke Antoine several times, in doubt! His night was hectic! ...

Monday 12 August

Beautiful weather (or not), the crew is excited to go to 6h morning. New whales observed, the sea is beautiful. We enjoy a swim break in the blue worries some of us. In the afternoon we can observe many striped dolphins. We take this clement weather for the night off.

Tuesday 13 August

The night watch quarters went well with a great sense of freedom, some thought they saw flying saucers, phosphorescent calamari, others heard breaths! We resume our journey in the morning and cross a school of baby dolphins. By force 4 to 5 we return to the coast, to sail; each one takes a quarter under the watchful eye of Captain Tonio! We then attend a fabulous show: jumps of whales; the same we suppose we observed the day before.

Wednesday 14 August

Relaxing day in the bay of Bandol (because of the wind!), Bathing, jumps from the boat, excursion to the port for others ... inflating session of the annex and inconclusive engine test, it is not won! Departure off at the end of the evening for a night of navigation to arrive at the observation site at daybreak. The guys are preparing dinner to gain strength, the captain concocts his little salty lentils, excellent! The culinary competition is definitely launched.

Thursday 15 August

An engine problem forced us to change course at night, only to return home port. It is a holiday, it is not possible to make a technician, so we decide to anchor in Friuli, where we have fun watching the starfish and octopus to seek and enjoy a hot sunny day.
We spend our last night in this wonderful site where Puffins unbridled chouinent much of the night!

Friday 16 August

Back at the port of Corbières for spring cleaning of the boat. The end of the adventure is nearby but we are determined to return next year.

Shipping of the 10 16 2013 August (Leaving from Hyères)

Saturday August 10

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 201314h30 leaving port to the engine after a lunch chicken / chips, the cutting has been an introduction by Jo of art!
Anchor Badine, quiet; BMS announced preventing access to the islands.
After a topo training and psychological preparation around a friendly drink in a lovely family pet "Goe l". Beautiful sunset and night of stars to finish off.

Sunday August 11

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Today we forced fate! Conditions not playing in our favor for the next few days, we decided to all get up at 5H to start the observations at 6H30.
The day began in the presence of a cicada on the boat which brought us luck: many species have embellished our itinerary (puffins, dolphins, whales, rays, turtles, butterflies, jellyfish, dragonflies), leaving us barely time finding time for lunch. Eloise showed us his talent tamer of nature: no sooner has she-pointed his finger
towards a kind of bee that it has landed on it. Françoise deserves the nickname "Woman who falls": just out of a nap she sees a breath of whale!

Monday 12 August

TheSynopsis Cybelle Planète 2013part of the Ciotat 6 hours by calm sea. The crew wakes up very slowly as the boat heads south. Sea strength 2 and good conditions of observation. 2 ¼ in the morning: nothing! The first dolphins are noticed during the first ¼ afternoon. A turtle then passes close to the boat. At the end of the day: a sperm whale in the back of the boat that we seek to join, greets us with its caudal. We will also see before the evening swim a dolphin broom.

Tuesday 13 August

That night we slept off! Nothing on the horizon, no land, the sea and only the sea in sight! Happiness ! As soon as night fell, heaps of jellyfish surrounded the boat. Everything was phosphorescent! Superb! There were also squid and at one point we also heard several dolphin breaths. The class !! : D
The Milky Way was just outstanding, shooting stars as well! Us it was he who saw the most! I think this is Celine who won!
Sea we had to watch all night for not a boat rushes us.
This morning the sea was just perfect! A sea of ​​oil, the sky was reflected in the water of a deep blue color! We could see a whale and a breath of sperm whale! Eventually the wind got up, so the swell started to be strong, the (sea) sheep appeared ... impossible to see anything. So we went back gradually to the kids. Arrived at the badine, in the program there was bathing, tanning, return of the data with the precious help of the computer scientist of the group! And tonight, a huge and super good food! Thanks to Jo and Anne.

Wednesday 14 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Wake to 7h30 / 8h the Badine. Sea oil and calm after the engine noise of any kind yesterday afternoon / evening. Breakfast followed by a swim to some as a shower. Departure of the boat at 9h towards the island of Levant to spend Brégançon search off marine animals ...
1 turtle seen during lunch, but apart from that, and despite our eyes ... Lynx empty handed!
We believed see Risso's dolphins to Porquerolles, but perhaps we have been victims of a collective hallucination ...
After an afternoon tanning in the sun during the shifts, without seeing the shadow of a fin, here we are at anchor in front of the presidential residence thanks to a favorable wind and the good graces of our exceptional skipper, who needs the to say, wet the shirt at the bar but also in front of the stove ... "Chez Jo, the boat restaurant that you need! "

Thursday 15 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013And now, our sea journey ends. And to the end, the crew found the motivation to get up early to start the observations 6h, hoping to find some (small) cetaceans ... In a sea increasingly agitated, we were treated to encountering a jellyfish pélagie, a loggerhead turtle and green turtle ... We are far from our goal but we were still all excited.
In the course of the afternoon, weather conditions making it impossible observations led us to the learning of under sail. And this is our little captain Mary who brought us to our well-known anchorage: Badine.
At the same time, we had the chance to cross a rare species but far from being endangered: the humanis slip leopard ... It makes you want!
We ended this day with a moment of relaxation, a good swim and pennies with cream of peppers ... hum !!

Friday 16 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Sunrise to 7h30 for the last breakfast on the boat. Some took the opportunity for a last swim before departure to the gas station and the port for the household and especially a very good restaurant before leaving with emotion! Goodbye difficult ... but we give appointment soon!

Shipping of the 3 9 2013 August (From Marseille)

Saturday August 03

We are welcomed by Andréa, our eco-guide and Antoine, our skipper. After discovering the boat we try our lifejackets and adjust them (you never know, it can serve!).

Andrea offers us a point on the course of the week and the mission objectives. Antoine we list some recommendations:
- How to move the boat
- The 5 F to prevent seasickness! (Hunger, fatigue, cold, "f" oif, jitters)
- How to deal with seasickness
- The risk of fire on a boat

At the end of the day, we sail to the island of Ratoneau and anchor on the cove of Pomegue. The first effects of seasickness are felt for some. A well-deserved swim refreshes us at sunset: we lost Sophie and her palms!

Sunday August 04

Morning and solitary swimming (without warning! ....) for Alain. Mooring hoist at 8 h. Navigation "high sea", direction off!

Hardly the débutées observations, we see a troop of 5 dolphins! Is Andrea which spotted them. Magical moment ! They just play the hindrance.
We are preparing to spend our first night off. Anthony made us a point on the night shift and explains the technique of "constant field", which helps guard against the risk of collision with other boats.
We sleep South East Cape Sicié, 16 miles from the coast! The depth is over 2000 m. The pairs succeed each other throughout the night. It is the highway of the boats !! It's also the "jellyfish night", for a couple who have seen hundreds! We woke Antoine several times, in doubt! His night was hectic! ...

Monday 05 August

At breakfast, we tell each other the progress of our respective shifts. The sea is beautiful and observations begin at 8 h.
From 09h30, we see a group of 20 blue and white dolphins. Thanks to Carole who spotted them. We take advantage of these beautiful moments reproduced at the end of the lunch. We continue the observations all the afternoon, in vain, until the appearance of a breath of bias just before 20 h! This is 2 sperm whales. They probe and we see their tails. We stop the engine at the end of the day and we sit down to the table with a new breath! We spend our second night at the cape, off Cape Camara.

Tuesday 06 August

We are a few to be lifted us 5 hours to attend the sunrise. And it was worth it! We leave the cape 6h30 and send the mainsail. Very nice moment of navigation. We sat at anchor in Port-Cros. Some small hike in fins / mask / snorkel and observations of flora and diverse fauna: wolves, grouper, bream, sopes benches, wrasse, red starfish, etc.

Wednesday 07 August

Departure of anchorage at 08h00 under cloudy skies (7 / 8). We sail several hours. Several eco-volunteers are at the helm. The sea is a little rough, the waves are a meter, the wind is strong 4.
We go along the creeks. We make an entry start in the creek En Vaux but conditions do not allow us to wet. At the end of the day, we moor at the port of Corbières.

Thursday 08 August

"Quiet" day between data entry, food inventory, etc. Antoine teaches us how to make sea knots! We are doing 2 sea trials following a small autopilot failure.

Shipping of the 3 9 2013 August (Leaving from Hyères)

Saturday August 03

LSynopsis Cybelle Planète 2013e day of departure finally arrived ... everyone joined the platform at their own pace! Cape to the island of Porquerolles where we moor for the night with the earliest briefings to better organize life aboard from Jerome our guide Eco and Jeremy our skipper. We take our late afternoon to go exploring snorkeling around the boat. We are tired but a great team of cooks was born, our forks !!

Sunday August 04

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Porquerolles and starting ¼ first observation despite some rough seas. No pets but we learn to follow the protocol. At the lunch break, at sea, listening and sperm whales record. The evening is spent either relaxing outside mode or in the square with Jerome explanation for other marine species, fish, sea slugs ... ..
the day disaster assessment: Laeticia broke a bitoniau the table, Jeremy lost a sea bucket and Odile broke the carafe .... Great atmosphere on board!

Monday 05 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Departure from La Ciotat at 6 hours by calm sea. The crew wakes up very slowly as the boat heads south. Sea strength 2 and good conditions of observation. 2 ¼ in the morning: nothing! The first dolphins are noticed during the first ¼ afternoon. A turtle then passes close to the boat. At the end of the day: a sperm whale in the back of the boat that we seek to join, greets us with its caudal. We will also see before the evening swim a dolphin broom.

Tuesday 06 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013First awakening off after a more or less relaxing night. The lucky ones were able to share their ¼ night with a group of dolphin who accompanied the boat for an hour. Other dolphins and a moonfish show up at the beginning of the day then nothing. The team is struggling with patience. The break is an opportunity for a swim off ... and a welcome nap!
The particularly mild weather so far is spoiled by mid-afternoon. Cap St-Tropez in the middle and yachts mooring in front of the Madrague in the cove of Canebiers.

Wednesday 07 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013The day begins with a memorable yoga session (thank you Laeticia) suitable for space constrained Bridge. Everyone manages to isolate his body and relax ... great experience.
After a nap, heading towards the ground with the appendix for a stroll to the citadel overlooking the village of St Tropez. On the way explanations of the foreshore, coastal plants and some insects. Back to the boat for a gourmet dinner "tortillas and Coke" (peppers pie) dish ends in song and cannon, we even got the applause of our mooring neighbors. Tomorrow hopefully heading to the sea again we look forward ...

Thursday 08 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Starting at sunrise, the crew hopeful went to the "Chinese" to watch his first whales. Breakfast organized on the deck with the early birds and motivated crew. The flood surprises us and compels us to turn around. We see some stunts tuna. So we leave (a little disappointed) sailing (less disappointed) to the kids to spend the afternoon. Calm has returned and we enjoy this place to go and watch some fish with our eco-guide terrain. Some join the earth to enjoy the beach. We spend still a very enjoyable day with (as usual) meal chefs.

Shipping of 27 2 July to August 2013 (From Marseille)

Saturday July 27

We are warmly welcomed by our skipper Antoine Vincent and our eco-guide. Hardly on the boat ancestral war is declared between Marseille and Paris for our new band. Taking full hectic contacts with laughter.
Leveraging the health of the captaincy for a final shower with fresh water before knowing the joys of toilet seawater.
Our dock adventures brutal boarding of our neighbors to the right, false start of our neighbors left, woke fanfare by the cries of a desperate "haunted" lol

Sunday July 28

Departure early. Some disturbances due to very strong gasoline hints, occurred during the day. A shortage of garbage bags and paper towels forces us to return to Bandol in the afternoon. Quiet evening, at anchor, under the starry sky.

Monday July 29

Blocked in Bandol due to a bad weather. Big disappointment strength 4. Activity of the day: food supplies and sunscreen !!! Community cooking, swimming, courses of marine knots, learning to "coating" (recovery) lavished patiently by our two "hosts". A Cuban aperitif to drown our sorrows in joy and good mood.
After a delicious meal, we reviewed the different types of species and procedures that we would apply the next day and an introduction to navigation lights and reading nautical chart.

Tuesday July 30

Again in Bandol weather always unfavorable. Disappointment forces at least 12.Baignades consolatrices, races with "blow of the breakdown": fortunately that the women are there to row !!! Evening filled by poker games fierce rules dubious and fluctuating at the expense of the fairer sex of the crew. Communication of safety instructions to follow during a night shift. Discovery of a new world of soothing calm and starry sky during the first night shift.

Wednesday July 31

Finally we are going !!!! Deception 0, hope + 1000. To us sperm whales, whales and dolphin !!!! Very quickly a young Sperm Whale crossed our road, showing us his Caudale full frame on our back. He was followed closely by a young whale pursued by a motorboat filled with tourists.
Then some dolphins came to close this excellent day. Magic quarter night under the milky way spiced with a collision avoidance with a fishing boat and passages of pelagic jellyfish banks.

Thursday 01 August

Wake at dawn with breakfast eventful linked to the passage of a container door.
After disappointing watch watching, a school of dolphins came to wish us "Bon appétit !!! We have already started ... we apologize! ". After a good meal prepared by our Vincent, swimming, followed by an afternoon of observation under sail punctuated by an initiation to navigation (gentlemen of Crossmed sorry for the zigzags we did not drink !!!!) . Direction the islands of Friuli.

Friday 02 August

Return to the port of Estaque for the general cleaning and last restaurant meal all together.

Shipping of 27 2 July to August 2013 (Leaving from Hyères)

Saturday July 27

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013

Moment of uncertainty on arrival at the port where is the boat? To our rescue comes a volunteer who puts us in contact with our eco-guide. Yippee !! The Adventure is !!
Meet the crew, although nice, some of which were carpooling.
Welcome with presentation of the association, the program and point on safety, preparation of lunch and departure heading to Porquerolles.Arrive in the bay, swimming and watching some fish. After a small shower with sea water, it's time for the "aperitif" !! In the evening program: presentation of the mission, species and protocol.

Sunday July 28

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013The weather does not allow observation, we stayed at the anchorage at the island of Porquerolles. Morning devoted to clarify the cetacean observation protocol, ecology of the species and the marine environment. Afternoon relaxation: swimming and walk with explanation of Jerome our eco guide on the fauna and flora of the island.

Monday July 29

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Awakened at 6h30 by a gust of wind, we are all on deck to witness this scene, this capricious sea and this beautiful swollen sail that will take us to Cape Camara. On the way seasickness hit on board, and made 2 crew members HS and sent 2 to other bed. First observation session, however, full of enthusiasm and hope. In the late afternoon some go diving. The stars of the expedition will be a mother-of-pearl and a small octopus.

Tuesday July 30

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013very quiet awakening after a very windy night facing the beach of Pampelonne. We head south -is, with a first observation morning fairly successful. quick lunch in the sea, swimming and resume submissions. RAS 16h until then a formation finish of cetaceans: sperm whale 1, 2 whales and dozens of striped dolphins that open the way. We follow the evolution of our friends hydrophone.
Cape Town to the islands of Lerins in the late afternoon and beautiful sunset on the Esterel. Some dolphins point the tip of their rostrums. Crew HS. Strongly thereafter.

Wednesday July 31

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Early departure of the Lérins islands for a new day at sea. From the first quarter, cetaceans are at the rendezvous: sperm whales, whales accompany us. At noon we stop for the lunch break and a whale joins us making repeated appearances around the boat. A "hug" whale that will push the skipper to restart the boat to avoid any inconvenience. In the afternoon we still bring dolphins and we cross the road of several loggerhead turtles and a moon fish.
In parallel, "enforced rest" for all to anticipate our night at sea. After a delicious meal, once the distribution of night shifts performed, each pair took turns during a beautiful night and "relatively quiet "

Thursday 01 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013After the night off, during which some heard dolphins rub on the hull, the first surveys have the right to wake rhythm of the breath of whales near 3: magical! Apart from some mashed jellyfish on the road, nothing to note side comments for later.
We return to sailing at the beach of Badine passing through the islands of Hyères. Once at anchor, swim, shopping list for the week after, preparing the last meal. The beginning of a short night is announced for everyone, the stars take over until the next day.

Friday 02 August

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Cut back to the port of Hyères, thorough cleaning of the boat for the following, luggage ... the week went quickly but team spirit is born ... we must now say goodbye with a little tug and let go of this great team with which the highlights were shared.

Shipping of the 20 26 2013 July

Saturday July 20

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013The ecovolunteers are all gathered on the bridge to 10h30. Guillaume, student in BTS Management and protection of Nature, Nadège law student, his friend Floriane student in Sociology and Jean-Michel the father of Nadège logistics manager. The races are received and arranged in stride. Once lunch engulfs us we leave the port to reach the island of Porquerolles and its bay of white sand for a nice bathing. The day passes we sleep on the spot to go off the next day.

Sunday July 21

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Wake 7h, early observations 8h30, 10 minutes later a moon fish and other unidentified spoiler. Ten Pelagia are observed during the day, we will be prudent for swimming. Girls apprehend their first swim off but take courage to 2 hands and jump into the big blue. Resumption of observations 16h where we get several helium balloons with the image of Hello Kytie. We return to sleep in the bay of Cassis, greeted by a beautiful sunset.

Monday July 22

Hardly parties Cassis, on a sea of ​​oil we see a beautiful fish moon transparency, thanks to good viewing conditions everyone can enjoy the show. We head towards the west throughout the day, no particular comments. Tonight we sleep off at sunset everyone is on deck to try to attend to the appearance of the famous green flash ... without success the clouds are also invited ... Jeremy explains the night shift, the moon is almost full we look forward to the appearance of some sea creatures ...

Tuesday July 23

firstlySynopsis Cybelle Planète 2013re night off ... long and trying for a small team but the experience was friendly. At breakfast, Jeremy and Charlene notice it twenty dolphins they come and regale us for a quarter of an hour. A mother and young stay close to the boat for our delight. They are striped dolphins, first observed this week. We are well rested during the day to night shifts, we will this time 3h consecutive quarter to become one quarter each night.

Wednesday July 24:

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Second alarm clock off. At 11H30 we can see a boat in the distance. With the help of the binoculars, Charlène and Guillaume saw the reason for this interest: thirty dolphins scattered on both sides and between jumps, small antics and dives, found time to come say hello. It was really great, it was everywhere, two common dolphins (apparently rarely seen) were seen. Back on the island of Porquerolles, we saw a little fish Moon and two dolphins came time for a flash at the front of the boat.
Once Porquerolles, we went swimming in clear water, where you could finally see the bottom. We took some pictures with the Go-pro Guillaume and short videos of the fish that were near the coast. Jean-Michel and Jeremy took the Annex boat to the harbor of Porquerolles shopping.

Thursday July 25

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013We left Porquerolles early, in order to start 10h (as far as possible from the coast) the observation shifts. Again at breakfast, Charlene saw dolphins but too far this time for us to approach them. For this day we only observed a small flying fish. We returned near Hyères, Badine, to spend the night. While Charlene and Jeremy finalize the next supply order, the ecovolunteers do the dishes, Nadège wanted to rinse the pan directly with sea water by clinging to the ladder, which she was not fixed ... She has fallen into the water! Fortunately, we were not off and ... she did not let go of the pan! If we had organized a contest of upscaling, she would have won hands down! The evening ends on the hilarity general. The week is almost over, tomorrow is the cleaning that awaits us!

Shipping of the 13 19 2013 July

Saturday July 13

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The ecovolunteers arrived at the drop-in not without adventures and discovered the boat and the crew: Pauline, a young student in biology; Maëlle and Philippe, two biology professors in a Parisian high school; Hélène and Florence, came to share this mission with the family; Tiphaine, a young rugby player with webbed fingers and Agathe a beginner teacher. All headed by Charlene our eco-guide and led by Jo our skipper. We anchor near the port of Hyères, in the Badine. The eco-volunteers get used to pitching slowly and especially enjoy a pleasant first swim. Once refreshed and rested, the eco-volunteers are ready to receive the rules of observation. We are all gathered in the square for the first time. Blue and white dolphins, whales, common dolphins, jellyfish, sperm whale, ... Eco-volunteers are even more eager to start their first observation shifts. The meal is prepared and shared in a good mood. We even have the chance to see a piece of fireworks in the distance. Some eco-volunteers linger and make some card games.

Sunday July 14

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Jo is always the first man and starts the boat every morning to 5h the first team does not take long to join him and has breakfast on deck with the rising sun on the horizon. The sea is agitated and the wind does not take long to rise, the swell returns some stomachs. Observations are difficult and ecovolunteers see only a few gulls and boats. Jo puts Cape Town on the coast to shelter us. Arrived at Pampelone, we put on all our jerseys and dives. Mask, fins and snorkels will have been seasick. The funds are more provided: first fish and some jellyfish. Dinner is being prepared while Charlene enters the data not very provided.

Monday July 15

La Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013sea ​​is calm, the sun is high, quarters resume but this time we are lucky: we see off the first striped dolphins, many Pelagie especially 2 loggerhead turtles. All in the same quarter, you had to get the right number. Jo stopped the boat at noon, we dive again to freshen up before lunch. Helen suffers from sunburn that weaken and prevents their enjoyment of observations. The afternoon was not very rich in observations, but we go wet the Lerins Islands, near the beautiful 2 masts. We have the chance to enjoy another fireworks, the most beautiful of this mission.

Tuesday July 16

We voySynopsis Cybelle Planète 2013ons few dolphins approach the boat, others pass away without worrying about us. Typhaine is a good observer. The sun beats down and the comments are nice, the atmosphere on board is good. At night we sleep off, allowing us to taste the specialty of Jo: couscous! As soon as the boat stopped, we see a few breaths is our first whales. Jo restart the boat and try to follow them. Despite our efforts, they probe quickly, we'll see more. Shortly before sunset we hear tub, some dolphins graze the hull. Once the sun fell, mashed Pelagie come to the surface that we see with our flashlights. Last night shift, first in the morning, and Maelle Agathe observe off an indeterminate form. A whale ? A shark ? No, just a chair become floating puffins nest.

Wednesday July 17

meditatesSynopsis Cybelle Planète 2013rranée today is a great aquatic wilderness ... that's good, everyone can recover his hours of night ... We are surrounded by military ships ...

Thursday July 18

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Last day of observation, everyone is up early, eyes on the sea to miss nothing. But we will not have more luck, only tunas and puffins will dare brave the exit of the submarine port of Toulon, the incumbent fighters and aircraft carrier not far from us ... Thunderstorms are waiting on the shore, a small gale amount 17 nodes will we stop the observations and the engine unroll the genoa. We skirt the islands of Porquerolles and Port-Cros to return near the Hyeres port, where we will enjoy our last swim at sunset.

Friday July 19

7h30 everyone at breakfast, the morning promises to be busy! Sprucing perspective ... Moreover, it is not going to do it alone, duty calls!

Shipping 6 12 July 2013 (From Hyères)

Saturday July 06

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Ecovolunteers get to know each other and make their mark on the boat. Direction the Islands of Porquerolles, for a small swim. We discover around a small aperitif and some olives what will be our role during the week.

Sunday July 07

JournSynopsis Cybelle Planète 2013ideal ed oil and sea, we go towards the sea. Everyone slept well and the crew is fit despite support from snoring ... We meet some dolphins in the morning and seeing our first whales of any loan through the gentle approach of Jo.

Monday July 08

We take breakfast and each tells his experience at sea. We go to the West and meet a group of about sixty dolphins while Catherine is preparing delicious pancakes. We lunch with a whale that revolves around the boat. We spend another night off.

Tuesday July 09

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013We resume navigation with a crew who now master all the strings of a good observation. We meet 3 rorquals that we follow a little while, which allows us to make an underwater video attempt unfortunately unsuccessful. We join the Bay of Bandol for a couscous "Provencal" around a festive atmosphere.

Wednesday July 10

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Oily morning, breakfast at 9h while Jo, Vincent and Helline went to the market to bring supplies. The teammates are now real sailors. We take the road all the way out with the ecovolunteers at the helm.

Thursday July 11

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Last observation day, we are determined to cross our first whales. All forces are mobilized and we comb the area off Porquerolles. Finally, we will cross a whale and the key is there! The whole group enjoys a last meal together in telling his best memories.

Friday July 12

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Boat cleaning and shower with fresh water at Port well deserved! Everybody finds the "Café du Port" for a good meal.
No goodbye but "soon A" shall close this beautiful week.

Shipping of 29 5 June to July 2013

Saturday June 29

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013The ecovolunteers take possession of the place, and get acquainted with their teammates. Anchoring in the badine, it is announced the wind for the next day. The crew is still shy.

Sunday, June 30

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Big swell and first nausea ... Superhanded cabin exit: Oh, it's moving! »Direction Port-Cros to take shelter. In the afternoon, we all go together to the underwater trail for an afternoon in the sun. Back to the boat first bath / shower for all to sea water and it was time ...).

Monday July 01

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013First day of observation in open sea. From the first minutes, the first dolphins appear. Jellyfish, skipjack, a moon fish and a fin whale were also seen at the end of the day. Our first night off begins with dolphins and snoring ...

Tuesday July 02

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Sea Dew with dolphin jumping at the first light of day. A group of dolphins playing in the bow, the first movies are made. Peter sings off and scares away sperm whales (none has also been seen this week ...). 9h to a group of twenty the blue dolphins approach the boat.
Data is saisies.2 newborns are observed, as well as young. In total, more than 100 dolphins are observed today without forgetting the 2 whales seen off in the late afternoon.

Wednesday July 03

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013During the night to 4h, a whale comes to blow near the boat. The weather looks less favorable than the previous days. The sky is gray. To believe that the whales appreciate because 3 were observed in the morning. In the afternoon, we leave to shelter always accompanied by the dolphins. Studious afternoon with data entry in the computer, observations made on the bridge

Thursday July 04

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Sun found, out at sea on the canyons, a priori favorite playground sperm whales. With the swell, however, no breath was detected. The day is not lost, however, the tan deserved to be unified.

Friday July 05

Synopsis Cybelle Planète 2013Back to Hyères and end of this unforgettable expedition. Cleaning the boat.
We wish an excellent week to the next team of eco-volunteers!

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