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Total Blackout – PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 153 (part 2)

PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 153 (part 2)

As Jean, his wife, and son entered their house located nearby, Pierre headed towards the beach to the north of Saint-Pabu, where he had gotten used to swimming. The place was deserted, and the wind even stronger. Gusts whipped his face, and sometimes he could feel a few drops on his skin.

The sea was as gray as the sky, and the air was fragrant. Winds pushed tons of water onto the Breton coast, luckily it was low tide. He walked further along the beach, covered with seaweed, small mollusks, old wood, and some plastic items. Waves formed imposing rolls that crashed with an explosive noise when they were close enough to the shore. The wave rolled and then slid on the gray-white sand until it exhausted all its energy and died before giving way to the next.

Before him stretched the ocean, dark and menacing as far as the eye could see. He couldn't imagine anyone foolish enough to venture into the sea now.

A few rocky islets added a little something to this marine landscape that seemed to come out of a fantasy story. Some seabirds soared in the sky flying low.

Then he saw a small one-masted ship approaching swiftly with the help of the west wind. It was the Carmen<

/em>, a small pleasure boat converted into a fishing boat. It wasn't even seven meters long, was white and sky blue, and had an inboard propulsion system running on gasoline. The engine hadn't worked since the blackout, so it had to be modified a bit.

It hadn't been too complicated because just behind the cockpit were four metal bars forming two robust triangles on each side connected by a fifth bar. All of this was meant to provide the pilot with protection from the sun. It was this part that had been transformed to propel the boat with the wind.

It wasn't very efficient, but it was the best they could do until they could modify the other boats in the Aber Benoît.

The one piloting this small boat was none other than Yvon, still proudly sporting his ponytail.

Pierre followed the boat along the sea to the Stellac'h port, a kind of concrete platform slightly advanced into the river from which small boats were launched.

The Carmen<

/em> moved at a moderate pace, but not by choice. Its sail was made of a humble bedsheet. Yvon guided his boat on the Aber Benoît river as he had been doing for months. When he reached a certain point, he left his post and folded his sail only with his large, tired, salt-worn hands.

The small boat came to a complete stop at a red buoy in the middle of the river. Yvon securely tied the boat before boarding a small white dinghy. With the strength of his arms, he made his way back to the port where he was greeted by Pierre. It surprised him a little.

He was standing near a lamppost, hands in the pockets of his long black coat, a deep gray hat deeply embedded in his head, his face still as unexpressive as ever.

Chapter end

Catalogue
NATHAN BELCOMBE - DAY 1
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 1 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 1 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 1 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 1 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 1 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 2 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 2 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 2 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 2
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 2 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 3 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 3 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 3
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 3
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 4 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 4 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 4 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 4 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 4
KARIMA ALI - DAY 5
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 5 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 5
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 5 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 9 to 17 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 2)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 3)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 18 (part 4)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 1)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 2)
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 21 (part 3)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 22
KARIMA ALI - DAY 22 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 22 (part 2)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 31
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 68
KARIMA ALI - DAY 88
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 94
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 124
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 153 (part 1)
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 153 (part 2)
AMIN SAIDI - DAY 155
AMIN SAIDI - DAY 157 to 164
KARIMA ALI - DAY 169
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 188
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 195
KARIMA ALI - DAY 216
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 232
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 245 (part 1)
KARIMA ALI - DAY 245
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 245 and 246
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 246
KARIMA ALI - DAY 253
STEPHANIE LEMOINE - DAY 253
PIERRE MARCHAIS - DAY 259
KARIMA ALI - DAY 262
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