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Old 13-06-2016, 18:49   #1
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Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

Kinda funny story:

Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat | KVAL

Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

By Stephen Loiaconi




This chicken is sailing around the world with a French windsurfer. (YouTube/Guirec Soudee)




WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) Monique has spent the last two years sailing across the world with a 24-year-old Frenchman. The two have traveled through the Caribbean and the Arctic and are currently docked somewhere in Greenland.
Monique met the man, Guirec Soudee, in the Canary Islands in May 2014 and they have been sailing together ever since.
"She fears nothing, just like me!" Soudee told the New York Daily News. "She likes adventure. She loves to visit the boats, which are our neighbors, and jump into the Arctic Ocean, which is 2 degrees by now."

Also, she's a chicken.
In an interview with BBC News, Soudee said he connected with Monique instantly when he met her.

"She was only about four or five months old then, and had never left the Canary Islands," he said. "I didn't speak any Spanish and she didn't speak any French, but we got along."
The two now live on Soudee's 39-foot boat. While he sails, Monique roams the deck or relaxes in her hutch, laying an average of six eggs per week.

According to the website devoted to their trip, they spent a year in St. Barths after arriving there from the Canary Islands in summer 2014. Soudee earned money teaching windsurfing and crowdfunding, and they spent 40 days in the Grenadines repairing the boat that winter. They made a few more stops on their way up to Greenland, where they have remained since last August.
Soudee plans to make a documentary about his voyage, and he is also crowdfunding a series of illustrated children's books about it.

Soudee's website says he and Monique next plan to cross the Northwest Passage or the Northeast Passage, then hit the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.
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Old 13-06-2016, 19:18   #2
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Re: Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

I saw this earlier and had a good chuckle. I used to raise chickens and I know they absolutely are affectionate birds. I also belive Monique to be very healthy based on the appearance of her comb, wattle and glossy feathers.
Cleaver girl, shw wanted to see the world and found a way!
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Old 13-06-2016, 19:29   #3
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Re: Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

Why. Not? The only problem is it dedicates everywhere. Eggs are nice. How about check in?
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Old 13-06-2016, 19:54   #4
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Dedicates, is that we hat they call it? How can you call it solo sailing when you have a chicken with you?

Reminds me of the old joke who went to a bar and mentioned that his wife thought she was a chicken.

"Have you thought about taking her to a doctor?" asked the bartender.

"Nah," said the man. "We need the eggs."
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Old 13-06-2016, 20:43   #5
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Re: Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

Some sailors have all the luck finding the right chick to take cruising.
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Re: Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

Someone had to start this:

Why did the chicken cross the Northwest Passage?
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Old 14-06-2016, 09:08   #7
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That is the new definition of a free range bird!!

Did anyone see the Geico commercials a few months back...
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Old 14-06-2016, 09:10   #8
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Re: Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat

Does she have a passport ?
How did the chicken cross the Atlantic ?
If one of the eggs were to hatch in the USA would the chick be a US citizen or would it be considered an illegal immigrant.
You might want not want to dock in Buffalo, NY. They like chicken wings.
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Kinda funny story... "She was only about four or five months old then, and had never left the Canary Islands," he said. "I didn't speak any Spanish and she didn't speak any French, but we got along..."
You forgot to say that they've both agree that French or Spanish was to demanding to learn & they both agreed to speak... "Globish"... you know, "Global English" 1 500 words plus some basic grammatical rules, the language used on the planet by non English speaking people such as former KGB agents trying to sell nuclear heads to ISIS procurement officers Cheers !
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Some sailors have all the luck finding the right chick to take cruising.
LOL, single sailors take not
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Yum! Fresh Eggs in the middle of the ocean!
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Fresh eggs are great, but I have chickens (and parrots) ashore...all birds are messy. Clearance in many countries could get quite interesting.

Did cruise with a parrot once, messy, entertaining, no eggs.
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[QUOTE Yes, that is a chicken on a sailboat.

Monique met the man, Guirec Soudee, in the Canary Islands in May 2014 and they have been sailing together ever since. In an interview Soudee said he connected with Monique instantly when he met her.

"She was only about four or five months old then, and had never left the Canary Islands," he said. "I didn't speak any Spanish and she didn't speak any French, but we got along." Soudee's website says he and Monique next plan to cross the Northwest Passage [/QUOTE]



OK.. is it just me? Or does it sound like they met on a dating website. How the heck would that work? "Lonely French man tired of French women seeks young Canary Islands chicken to sail the world with. Egg laying ability a plus."

Really???

The way the article is worded is a hoot! I have been laughing for an hour. Thanks for the post!
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Yuk yuk
I think you meant "yolk yolk"
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I thought this was an eggcellent story.

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