At Geneva International Airport:
Loading the rest of the many items, and with virtually no space for an
additional handkerchief, Flight planning with an outbound slot (severe
restrictions during the EURO 08) was completed.
A few photographs were taken, and we were ready to head off to the
Europe for our first overnight stop.
Flemming Pedersen and some other friends waved us good by as we left
Zigzagging around some cloud layers and build ups, climbing up to
we passed Mont Blanc (the highest mountain in Europe) on our left, and
after, we joined IFR overhead Turin in Italy.
The flight continued over northern Italy, Genova, the Mediterranean
then the Island of Elba with the Island of Corsica clearly visible to
Passing Rome, then the Island of Sorrento and Naples, we turned east
Apennine mountains and on to Brindisi at the bottom end of Italy.
At our arrival: Surprise - Surprise; there was unfortunately no fuel
for us, as the AVGAS pump was just gone out of service.
At this stage we had no alternative, but to continue on to another
southern Italy, or across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik in Croatia.
To our left Mont Blanc
Passing the Mediterranean coastline near Genova
Brindisi in southern Italy