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#17 Capraia – Arrival

Well done, Maribelle!

Here I am in Capraia after 22 hours partly frustrating, partly scary, partly exciting.
First, a gentle night breeze spit me out of the Gulf of La Spezia. Then it all becalmed thoroughly for long morning hours – I’m getting used to this scheme. And finally, suddenly, strong south-westerlies – hence at a close reach – with waves up to 2 m. Having learnt Circe’s lesson, rather wet, we held on, averaging 5 knots for hours, and here we are already!


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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