June 13th 2010
After we collected and processed the sample from Blanes on May 26th we dropped off the collaborators on the dock, and set sail for France. After a overnight sail we reached our last Spanish sample site, it is in Spanish waters but monitored by French scientist.
Other than collecting our Spanish sample the main reason for the trip to France was to get some specialized boat work done in La Ciotat . From May 28th-June 8th Sorcerer II was docked at Composite Works Construction and Super Yacht Refit for the rigging work.
Our yard manager was Marion Gorman, some of you might know her better as Frenchie, she has done many passages on Sorcerer II over the years. Although still in the yachting industry, she is taking a break from boat deliveries and is focusing on delivering a baby (She is 8 months pregnant!)
As always the crew took time to enjoy the local scenery, food and culture.
We also celebrated Jeremy’s birthday!
On June 8th we left France for Valencia Spain, with a stop on the Island of Mallorca (we actually stopped in the city of Palma) for supplies. While in Spain we will prepare for the upcoming intense sampling season in the Mediterranean/Black Seas, it will all be kicked off with a big media day event.