Posts tagged ‘Boat’

Fishing in the Big Blue

Fishing boat close to Sicilian Tyrrhenian coast, Sicily, Italy
Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily, Italy (2009)

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

Fishing is a hard job. Yet I have always envied fishermen.

I took this photograph 10 years ago. It is the Tyrrhenian Sea. I took the photo from the cliff near Scopello, Sicily. I like the texture and color of the sea on this image. I like the sea.

Shipwrecked

shipwreck-capo-bruzzano-italy

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 in Calabria, southern Italy. 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.