11th - 27th of December of 1996
Logbook: 11/12 at 1305 - “Took advantage of the sunny day to clean Gizmo II. Now is the time to make little trips to practice and fight the laziness. We can’t snooze, there are still 5 000 NM [nautical miles] to go and we just started.”
Logbook: 20/12 at 1125 - “Ready too sail, hoping to get to Vulcano and be back by 1500.”
Logbook: 20/11 at 1405 - “Sail aborted. Batteries not charging correctly, need to check them. I have to register that Third decided to leave the boat before the departure, he did not want to leave with a force 5 forecast. He may be right. I’ve got to better manage the crew.”
Logbook: 27/12 at 1950 - “Probably the coldest day since we started, probably below 10ºC. Third and The Boy with Mother in town (Canneto). Charged both batteries. Forth drawing in the saloon.”
📷 1 - Christmas of 1996 in Lipari. Third posing for a picture.
📷 2 - The Boy and Forth during 1996 Christmas.
We travelled overnight from Naples to reach #lipari in the #eolianislands We drove around the islands at spent time at the Roche Rosse #obsidian#rhyolite flow which erupted in around 1600. Here we also saw Lipari' s famous #pumice quarries and went for a swim.