#20 San Pietro – Departure

After some waiting, I’m leaving Carloforte too. The weather forecast, although not perfect, seems finally acceptable.

200 nautical miles, on a straight line, separate me from Marettimo and from Sicily. In between, the most absolute nothing if not the mythical Skerki Bank with its 50-cm deep Keith Point (but this is another story).

A handful of years ago my Spanish friend and reference Quico Taronjí shipwrecked in this stretch of sea with his kayak trimaran during his journey from Cádiz to Istanbul. I have his project, Aislado, and his book that I highly recommend in mind. I think of you so much, Quico…

A big thank you to Porto Turistico Calasetta and Marinatour – Carloforte for their welcoming and understanding. And most of all, thank you to my friend Salvatore Melis, King of Carloforte and “Tuttofare”, for the unforgettable genuin mediterranean and island-style hospitality.


Posted on: 26.Jun.2018   Leave a comment

#19 Sant’Antioco – Arrival

Even though it started well, with more than 100 nautical miles on the first day, that is, more than half the overall distance, it took us two and a half more days to cover the rest. We had really rough seas, a 1-hour break for I was too tired, and more than 24 hours going upwind against a dreary Mistral getting stronger every minute.

Yet here we are in Sant’Antioco, the voyage isn’t over. Amunì!

 

Posted on: 18.Jun.2018   Leave a comment