Sailing along the West Coast of Italy

Messina, Sicily, Italy 29/9-2011


Sailing distance made: 5125 nautical miles

The last week we have been sailing along the west coast of Italy. From strong winds and thunderstorms to total calm sea and stunning sunsets. Our time out at sea has been truly beautiful and memoriable.

In the beginning we get strong winds in our sails and the GPS starts to count the nautical miles even faster and faster... Now we have a nice sailing speed! But during the day the heavy waves are damaging the zodiac and we search shelter in a bay close to Orbetello. Here we can repair our inflatible on the long sandy beach.

Thereafter our trip continues further south and we pass by nice islands which, with their dramatic landscapes, become outstanding film objects.

I truly enjoy my time out at sea. For me it is both relaxing as well as exiting in the same time! Here even the small things are inspiring me.., like the sunset which never is the same...

From heavy thunder storm warnings and strong winds it is always so fascinating to see how the sea suddenly become total calm without any waves left. The images below were taken on our last evening out at sea before entering the harbour in Messina, Sicily.

From strong winds and heavy waves all day we suddenly got a sea calm like a mirror. And when this beautiful evening become dark night the dolphins starts to play in the phosphoresence. So lovely! :)

We are now in Messina, at the east coast of Sicily, and will continue our voyage tomorow morning (30/9). Our plan is to head further east to Greece and its many nice islands. One more night with good sleep and we are ready to experience what the morning light is bringing us... :)


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