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#27 Ortigia – Arrival

A lot happened during these 150 nautical miles. Flying fish landing onboard after hitting and startling me; thousands of huge ships all around from Malta’s latitude northward; a deaf sound from the boat and Hey what was it, Well I just hit a giant turtle; an incredible moon eclipse, with Mars underneath, while suddenly and unforecasted a nice wind had risen after the mythical Capo Passero; and last, the same wind that stops them turns right against me when only 10 miles separated me from Siracusa, forcing me to a few tacks.

Well then, here I am in Ortigia! And thanks to the Lega Navale italiana Sezione di Siracusa for the hospitality.


Posted on: 28.Jul.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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