Blog written Tuesday 21 October:
We were warned by various sailors not to get into the wind shadow of the volcano’s. Though they must have been certainly right, we could not test it in absence of any winds.
After we left the Street of Messina, we quickly observed there would be no winds, or perhaps not much. Therefore we steered East of the group of boats ahead of us which included DUFFY. That worked only in the first hour or so, since after that also we arrived in no-wind-sea.
We moved very slow towards the Stromboli. We had to respect actually the Strombolicchio ánd the Stromboli. We rounded the Strobolicchio together with VELENOSA. Actually we passed many boats on that stretch.