Strait of Messina - Sicily, port side & Calabria, starboard
Grete & Fred Vithen
Sun 6 Aug 2017 05:58
38 14 57N 15 39 74E Stretto di Messina
We left Bari 3 nights ago, 3rd August. 330 Nm covered.
At the moment we are motoring North through the strait, it's our 4th day at sea. All is well.
This night was beautiful, full moon flat sea and perfect temperature. Motoring of course.
Just a few hours of sailing so far, most of the time no wind, not enough wind or wind directly in the nose.
From no wind to +40 knots in the strait. And the wind is, of course, in the nose.
On top of that there is some current as well, also against us.
Probably will take us 3-4 hours to pass through this famous and infamous narrow strait separating Sicily from the mainland of Italy.
Clear blue sky and sun.
Depending on the weather conditions after we have passed the straight we might decide to go directly to the famous spectacular Stromboli.
Known as the oldest "light house" in the world. The volcano has been active for a very very long time and still is.
Should be spectacular to watch during the night.
This picture is illustrating the weird micro climate in the strait with very strong winds appearing just here.