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#16 Palmaria – Departure

Finally back towards the South. Palmaria was beautiful and unique: so small, distant only 180 m from the mainland, with as little as 30 inhabitants, yet so much an island, a real one. It is just getting rid of a huge military presence and it wonders what to become.

And then, technical stop on the other side of the La Spezia Gulf, just the time for climbing on top of the mast for a couple of repairs and just the time for catching up with a bunch of old precious friends from one life ago.

A big huge thanks to the guys from the Santa Teresa sailing school, who lifted me up and recognized me as one of them.


Posted on: 5.Jun.2018   Leave a comment


The project is conceived and realized by me, Lucio Bellomo, born in 1983 in Palermo, Sicily. Which is also Italy ;-) I am (not proud of being) an engineer in electronics. After the PhD I worked as a physical oceanographer in France, doing research on the physical phenomena that rule the oceans. I took part in several long international oceanographic cruises onboard research vessels. Eager for an even tighter contact with the sea, I left the University and today I work as a diving instructor, both SCUBA and freediving, in small Mediterranean islands and tropical seas. In my spare time I fancy sailing: I began in the Mediterranean Sea and am continuing in the Atlantic Ocean.

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