Milanto has turned into a National Express. Docked this am and already leaving again on June 2nd having collected two guests today!
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The 5th day of sailing 15 knots of wind and high pressure over Milanto as she sails close-hauled towards the Azzores . We have seen our first smallish whales who seem quite shy! They appear,or at least I like to think so, that my guitar music, especially the ballads and less so the rock & roll, attracts them! Have seen stunning dawns and sunsets and moral is high among the crew . Our 'nerd' is learning to tie knots, trim the sails, and take a reef too. Today, a break-through ,for the first time he has not woken up talking about video games and apps! The cure has begun.
Yesterday, a large cargo ship passed by 4 miles from us, the first life form seen on this infinite expanse of water since we left Antigua . At night the waves seem like hills which move slowly rising up under the keel . The ocean breathes and makes one feel part of a large and natural organism. This reminds me of the words of the great mystic Angelus Silesius: "The Rose is without a 'wherefor'—she blooms because she blooms." (The Cherubinic Pilgrim -1657).
Position UTC 13.26 22.38N 54.10W DTG to the Azzorre 1622M
In viaggio sotto una pioggia di stelle: al via la missione "Save the nerd"
Pronti alla partenza da Antigua i tre ragazzi che solcheranno mari e oceani per aiutare uno dei tre, Filippo, a disintossicarsi dalla dipendenza dalla tecnologia
Travelling undar a shower of stars:The mission of "Save the Nerd' has begun......from the article in La Nazione di Pistoia 2nd May 2014 http://www.lanazione.it/pistoia/curiosita/2014/05/02/1060112-viaggio_sotto_pioggia_stelle_missione_save_nerd.shtml
The 'Nerds' have arrived in St.Maarten, tired but happy.They bought most of the provisions and then set sail for Antigua to get used to Milanto and acclimatise to the heat.
Disintossicarsi da Internet andando un mese in barca a vela
Detox from the Web bying sailing for a month.........the idea came from 3 guys from Pistoia and a skipper from Prato. Sponsered by the Praese firm Ambrogio. "Save the Nerd' is up and running!
L’idea è partita da un gruppo di giovani, tre di Pistoia ed uno skipper di Prato, con la sponsorizzazione dell’azienda pratese Ambrogio. Il progetto si chiama “Save the nerd” ed è già operativo.
Read the full article from the Tirreno 25/4/2014