Shipwrecked

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Capo Bruzzano, Italy

In March 2007 Kurdish refugees reached Italy on the Turkish fishing vessel Kaptàn Balikcilik 1. A sea storm made them strand on the beach of Capo Bruzzano, Calabria. I believe they were all rescued by the Coast Guard. At least I hope so.

I took the picture the day after the shipwreck. It’s been 10 years since then. I re-edited the photo and a sepia look seemed perfect.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

Sailing

Twenty years from  now you will be more disappointed by things you didn’t do than by things that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

This quote is attributed to Mark Twain. And Mark is also the name of the tillerman in the picture above. He is a good friend of mine and I’m sure that he really appreciates the strong exhortation of this quote.

See Naples and Die

See Naples and Die: the popular phrase suggests that before you die you must experience the beauty and magnificence of the city of Naples, Italy.

Last February I finally visited Naples. I found that the old saying is still valid. The wonderful views of the Bay of Naples and the silhouette of Mount Vesuvius in the background make this a truly unique city.