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Pierre Vallee - Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada - French (Global Lives Project, 2013) -02:00:00 - 02:29:59

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Hi Christa. This is Pierre Vallée. Federal Kumano. Yeah. Humm... 8:40pm. Cast off at 8:40pm. And landing at 1:40am. Draft: Decimal 8 - 200. Yes! Yes, yes, excellent. Okay. Okay. Excellent. I am going to take the red path and go back home. Thanks! See you. So, once we finish a posting, we come here, in this waiting room. As you can see, it is quite a bit better than in Trois-Rivières. This waiting room is brand new and it opened last week. And on the second floor, there are... There are small bedrooms, two for our colleagues from Quebec-Escoumins, in charge of mooring services in the port of Quebec, and two more for people in the same corporation as me. For example, if I was tired when getting off the ship, I could go and rest for a few hours in one of the two bedrooms that are available to us, in order to get back on the road rested afterwards... But... right now, I am not tired, so... we are going to drive back to Trois-Rivières right away. Is there any space left?-- Yes, there is a bit of space.-- Great. Thanks a lot! -- So you are going to meet us over there with the car, aren't you? -- Yes, that's right.-- Okay. -- Text me once you are there -- Yes.-- around 9am. -- Yes. -- That works.-- We should be back to Trois-Rivières. Trois-Rivières? -- Back to the house indeed. -- Okay.-- I need to sit beside you my dear. --Okay. No problem. Yes. Careful Arianne. It won't take long. I am going to try adjusting some... I guess you gave your names to André. He doesn't want to talk to us. We're just going to do it like this. Now, we are leaving the port, driving towards Trois-Rivières. We are going home. It is 2am. We should be there by 3.30am... 3.30-3.40am. Did you enjoy the shoot onboard the ship?-- Yes, it went well. But it is the same as in a car, there was know... A ship is the same as a car, you don't want light inside but that infamous light was always there. That was... It required a lot of attention because I couldn't see outside very well But apart from that, it went very really well. Not a single problem. But it's... you will will be able to tell, you know. For me, it was... For me, it wasn't really difficult. -- But was it...-- It's more for you. But was it pleasant for you to have people around? Yes, yes. You know, that was completely different. You know, that's something we.... I have personally never seen or experienced that before. But... it was pleasant and there were no problems. I heard you ate well? -- Well... We ate really well on the ship, that's true. Honestly,... -- At your house too, but on a ship, it was...-- Yeah. We ate very well on the boat... We were even treated to a ... late feast.... That was... That was a little extra for the shoot. It was really nice. Yeah. Well, we just had a bag of peanuts. -- Really? You missed the chicken cooked with a beer can for example... The chickens cooked with a beer can. And after that, the meal, the Indian feast... Yup, yup. -- Alright, that's true!-- ... for the crew... Yes. That was really nice. There are bananas too. Would you like to eat something? Not right now.-- I have dried mangoes.-- Are you hungry? No. Thank you. I hear we are going to your cabin? - No, we are going back to the house. Okay. -- Yes. We are going back to the house. Yeah? What did he say? -- I don't know... When I come home at this hour,... I always... I shouldn't say always., but... I stop at Tim Hortons, then... I pick up some... hot breakfast sandwiches for my family. They love it and, ... that's... That's a special breakfast treat. How many hours are you going to sleep tonight? Well... Depending on what time we are going to be home, I will sleep until 6-6.15 am. That's it? -- I am going to send the boys to school. And then after that, I will go back to bed. They'll leave and then... I sleep well... when it's quiet in the house. How old are your kids? -- 14, 10 and 8. What are you doing? -- Don't you recognize me? -- Who are you?-- Come on. I played in lots of movies. Come on! -- Which movies? -- Come on! Oh damn! In horror movies! -- No, no, no. Romance movies! Romance? Porn, yeah! Ah, finally, you recognized me, hey? You've got it as long a pickle! -- Oh, yes!! No! -- You are the one who does... -- Oh fuck! They need a life!-- Yeah, exactly! Quebec's revellers. Are you hungry? Because we can stop at Tim Hortons, right here? Or just take a coffee to go. -- I wouldn't say no to a bathroom! Okay. That's nice of you. We've got so much food! Just stop. Thanks. Are you bringing a doggie bag with... indian treats for us? -- Humm, no. I didn't think about it. The guys from the Ocean Group were really friendly. -- Oh yes! Yes. -- Did it go well? -- Really well. Other pilots disembarked there as well. Did other ones disembark before that? There was Vincent who took over from you. Yes.-- That...-- Yes. -- And another one disembarked...later. At another ship. Ah, yes. After. -- They were going to the islands. After... -- He was coming from the island.-- He was coming from the islands. Sorry. Yes. -- I am a little confused. And you, are you coming out? -- No, I won't go out. So, I am just going to drop you off here and I'll come back here to pick you up. Come on. I can go around. -- Do you want... Do you want... a coffee or... a sandwich... No, I am fine. Thanks. That's nice of you. What about you? No. -- No. -- We'll just wait here. We had a smoke before we left. -- Okay. Before leaving. Okay. Is there a cardigan or a coat by any change, something lying around... No, I am not cold. I just want to use is as a cushion for... I have one in the back. Well... I can also take my coat off. I have one in the back. -- Two hours, that's going to be long. -- Yeah! It won't take two hours. A coat and a small towel. -- Thank you!-- Great! I am going to put it underneath... yeah. It's going to be perfect! You can turn it on Arianne. Yes. You can turn down the intensity. So you haven't changed your mind?-- No.-- Okay. What about you, you are not taking anything? -- No. Well... Thank you, that's... That's quite a bit of driving. I am really... In a car with three girls listening to good old Styx... I haven't done that in a while! Did it ever happen? That's the question. -- Yeah! That's... That's what I was wondering as well. Did it ever happen? Exactly! Yeah. Now that I think about it, it wasn't Styx but Chicago. That's right!

Video Details

Duration: 30 minutes and 1 second
Year: 2013
Country: Canada
Language: French (Canada)
Producer: Karen Vanderborght
Views: 69
Posted by: globallives on Sep 30, 2013

Pierre does paper work in the boat pilot's office and then leaves the port of Quebec.

This is part of a 24-hour recording of a day in the life of Pierre Vallée, who works as a commercial ship pilot on the St. Lawrence River in Canada. This forms part of the Global Lives Project, a video library of life experience.

This video was produced by Karen Vanderborght, Catherine Genest, Rébecca Lavoie, Ariane Lorrain, Marianne Ploska, Patrick Pearce and Yanie Dupont-Hébert. 

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