Cala Rosso (the Bay of Blood)

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Sun 21 Aug 2016 08:57
After only one night in the marina we left our berth and headed out to Favignana, one of the Egadic islands. Our main wish was to swim,read and have a long nights sleep. Dropping anchor in Cala Rosso we were accompanied by loads of Italian ribs with Italian familys enjoying their Sunday. The bay itself looks like any other bay suitable for swimming but more than 2000 years ago this bay saw more human anxiety,fear and blood than most bays over the world ever did.
A Roman fleet of 200 warships encountered a fleet of over 400 warships from Carthago. Allthough outnumbered the Romans won a devastating victory and took 15000 prisoners. It took the Romans days to execute them all and according to Roman history notes the bay was red of blood for several days after all executions. When reading things like this I can not avoid thinking there must be something wrong in the construction of humanity.....
Having a windshift to northerly winds in the evening, we wayed anchor and reanchored on the southern side of Favignana.

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