Heading for Sicily
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Fri 19 Aug 2016 22:19
We had a period of headwinds around 20-24kts dropping to 4,8kts but the majority of the passage was very comfortable with flat seas and a full moon lit all over the ocean during darkness.
On our port side we passed the island of Lampedusa only a days trip away and while coming up along the Sicilian coastline we heard the Italian Coastguard asking other ships to alter course since they were towing a boat with immigrants. It all reminded us of the turmoil in these waters well known in world media the last years,