A little article showing the European trip I did after my PhD. The main plan was to see my family & friends...The trip began in my town, Kourou, French Guiana and finished in London - I left Kourou in a pretty unsual (and amazing) way this time -
Hope you like these pictures
Thanks to all the friend and family for this amazing trip,
With all my love,
Boat: Guyavoile, catamaran 60 feet
Skipper and owner: Fred Lachaux
My job: seaman (3rd man)
Sailing from Kourou (French Guiana) to Le Marin (Martinique, French West Indies)
Distance : 750 miles, around 1300 Km
Departure from Kourou, and 2 hours later, first watchstanding at night (a little bit stressful at first)
Genoa out, and GV 1 ris
After four nights and days of sailing, we arrived in Barbados, first island in the South-east of the Caribbean ;) We spent one night there, and had the chance to go inland on wonderful beach...
One of my friend Julien "Cali" welcomed me that day, and I spent four amazing days with him and his friends (snorkeling and little bit of surf in Tartane !
End of the boat trip : Le Marin, Martinique (French West Indies)
One of the best spot for snorkeling, Anse Noire ! So many cool stuff to watch, and bonus, no tourists there
I arrived in France early April, 2013 to visit my family close to Paris, and some of my best friends..First, Paris !
Le Pont des Amoureux, Notre-Dame - My dear brother jérémie, and my mom, Deirdre ! (Imagine folks it's only early April, check out the cloth)
Institut du Monde Arabe (Amazing Museum) PARISSS
I visited one of my best friend Dorian, with his girldfriend Maria in Amiens (Somme, Picardie) - They moove out in a gorgeous city where they lived in a island of 6-ha - so cool ! Damien and polo, friends from the west Indies, joined us for a week-end !
Dorian 's outside gate ;)
Then, I visited my best friend Nico in the Hautes-Alpes, Cervières, joined by my bro' from Lyon, and Cédric from Villars de Lans - At nearly 30', I never had the chance to ski, so I tried snowboard for the first time of my life ! Super good trip ! It was freaking cold tho' ;)
Serracthi ' family - and myself with a snow ;)
Some pictures of my 10 days trip in Ireland, mostly in Donegal - I rent a car from Dublin to travel a bit on my way home ! See how gorgeous Ireland is when it's sunny ;)
Rathmullan (County Donegal)
Cornerstone of every single irish fellow ;)
My dear cousin Liam 'frog' Ward and my uncle Andy Mc Hugh
Slieve League, the second highest cliff in Europe
My dear cousin Caoimhe Ward - and one of my favourite place in Ireland, our house in Dungloe
The beauty of the Glenveagh National Park, Coounty Donegal, Ireland
After Ireland, I flew to London from Dublin to see my cousins Tony and Catherine Dune, and for a day, I was invited to the National History Museum to visit the official collection; I know I'm lucky man ! Some colleagues of mine are working there, and I take the occasion to send all my gratitude to Chris Rapper. Some pictures of my first trip in UK.
Westminster and Hyde park
Beyond the scene..the Lepidoptera collection I visited: so cool to be there ;)
As biologist and evolutionist, I finish this article with pictures of Sir. Charles Darwin and his Bible ;