Thursday, August 4, 2011

Arrived in Italy.

We arrived at the small town of Taormina Roads in Sicily, Italy on July 23rd, 2011 from Lixuri, Greece after a passage of 289 nautical miles in the Mediterranean Sea that took us 2 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes for an average speed of 5.3 knots. More precisely we crossed the Ionian Sea which lies between Greece and Italy. It was a fairly eventless passage with wind only during the second half of the way. The only noticeable fact during that passage was the regular warnings we would hear on the VHF radio broadcasted by NATO forces presently deployed in Libya just south of here and mentioning to whom it may concern that should we be operating any military equipment such as armored tanks or weapons of any kinds we would immediately destroyed. Same automatically applies should we fire at any NATO forces or civilian population! Can't say they didn't warn us!