This summer Rémy Tokouda from New-Caledonia has been working for us here at North Sailing. Rémy arrived in beginning of June. He was hitchhiking around Iceland and wanted to earn a some money to continue his journey. But he liked it so much here that he decided to spend the rest of his time in Iceland here in Húsavík. I asked him to tell us why he came here and how it has been this summer. This is what he wrote.
Being from one of the Southern islands, I dreamed to discover one of the Northen islands. I was born and raised in New Caledonia and then moved to France, worked there for few monthes and earned a bit of money to afford the journey to Iceland. When I arrived in Húsavík this little harbour attracted me a lot, for that reason and as I had no more money to follow my "road" I applied for a job at North Sailing. 5 min. later I started working. They offered me a good job and a place to live. I think I´ve discovered Iceland by the greatest way, meeting a lot of very good people and worked with them. I´ve learnt a lot about whales, sailing boats, Iceland and the icelandic language. For me this has been a great experience with North Sailings international crew who were friendly and open minded. I´ve experienced unforgettable moments on the ground and much more on the sea.
Rémy cleaning his favourite boat, schooner Haukur
Now I will continue following my road with a new knowledge and wonderful pictures in my mind. If you have been thinking about travelling to Iceland don´t think any more, go! Just go and try it for your self like I did.
It was a great pleasure for all the North Sailing staff to spend the summar with Rémy and we would like to thank him for all that he has done here. And we wish him all the best in the future.