Who I am ?

Hi! My name is Yves.

            I am a 59 year-old French globetrotter.

I have always maintained a very active lifestyle. After going through the Alps on foot, ski, bike (with 7 years of competition), or even on a plane (with a pilot’s license at the age of 19 years), I also roamed the seas, from the Mediterranean to the Caribbean seas on 2 different sail boats.At the age of 28, I embarked with 3 of my best friends on a 55 ft yacht towards South America and the Caribbean. 14 years later, I was still cruising by myself, on the 44 ft boat I had built from scratch.

Gardénia, my 1st sail boat

Gardénia, my 1st sail boat

Sisyphe, my 2nd sail boat

Sisyphe, my 2nd sail boat

I lived on the island of Guadeloupe (French West Indies) for 12 years, got a black belt in Karate, and became a sports instructor that allowed me to teach Karate in St François (Guadeloupe) along with my master: Béatrice Joffroy, who holds a 7th degree black belt.

In 2004, I went back to France and created a club in the South: in Lodève, a small town near Montpellier. At the same time, I was volunteering with a local association whose main goal was to support primary and high school immigrant students with courses in French.

In April of 2013, I flew to Myanmar to visit three kids I supported through a local organization: World Vision. During this trip, I caught the disease that left me totally paralyzed for the better part of a year. They call it Guillain-Barre’s syndrom.

After a whole year in a re-adaptation center, I started to be able to walk with braces and crutches, so I decided to hit the road again. I was planning to go on a tour around Europe.This time however, I will need a vehicle adapted to my needs.

Yves

Yves

You can see the chair I am now using on my facebook page !

2 thoughts on “Who I am ?

  1. Simon Crook

    Hi Yves,

    It was great to meet you this afternoon while on my mountain bike. My 9 year old son was very impressed with your off road vehicle, as was I. I hope you enjoy your travels around Oyne and up in the Highlands. All the best with all your future adventures : )

    Simon and Ollie the English Springer Spaniel.

    Reply
    • Yves Post author

      Hi Simon,
      Nice to read you,
      Highlands were the most beautiful and interesting part of Scotland. Landscapes and people where great.

      Best regards to your son and yourself.

      Yves

      Reply

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