some food…

waves … small but waves (7 photos)

1000 NM upwind – day 14 (4 photos)

Vieste – Komiža, Vis island 86 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 14, the 06.10.2010.  Vieste – Komiža, Vis island 86 NM

The silent day. After yesterdays “adventure” we were not in the right mood that day. We left Vieste in Italy at 11:00 and had to sail over the Adria to the Vis island in Croatia. Very very long 86 NM. No talking, no laughing. Everyone was just sitting and thinking about yesterday. The best things we saw that day were Palagruža, the most distant island from the Croatian Adriatic coast and the Croatian flag on the boat. We were almost home.

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1000 NM upwind – day 13/17 (15 photos)

Monopoli – Vieste 86 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 13, the 05.10.2010.  Monopoli – Vieste 86 NM

The worst day of the trip. We left Monopoli at 6:40 in the morning. Out of the harbour the wind were only 3 to 5 KN. After it came to 35 KN and it was not so fun. We made a “small” mistake and almost loosed the boat and our lives. 2 hours fighting with waves and strong wind … i don’t like even to think about it. What happened on the boat stays on the boat. The only important thing is that the boat is safe, we are alive and still friends. I don’t know how many friendships would survive such a situation. There are not too much photos of that day, here are only this few poor shots.

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1000 NM UPWIND – DAY 12/17 (38 PHOTOS)

Otranto – Monopoli 80 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 12, the 04.10.2010. Otranto – Monopoli 80 NM

We left Otranto at 8:00 in the morning. Wind between 2o and 25 KN. It was a good sailing that day. The South Italy coast is not that interesting from the sea-side, no islands, no small towns practically and not too much traffic on the sea. The best thing that day were the waves. We arrived in Monopoli at 18:15. Monopoli is an interesting small town with a lot fishermen and fishing boats. The atmosphere in the port was like in the old italian movies.

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1000 NM UPWIND – DAY 11/17 (32 PHOTOS)

Corfu – Otranto 84 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 11, the 03.10.2010. Corfu – Otranto (Italy) 84 NM

We arrived at Corfu the day before practically without a drop of diesel and water. First thing in the morning was to repair the genoa (we had problems with that sail the day before) and since it was Sunday, to find an open gas station. We found one in Gouvia near Kerykira. After fixing and preparing the boat we left Greece. We were in Albanian water for short time and then we headed to Italy. 84 NM without wind. All the sails were open, the engine running and we spent the whole day lying on the deck, taking sun and relaxing. We arrived in Otranto late in the night. It was the most relaxing day of the whole trip.

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people on my way… n&d (7 photos)

below the bow… (4 photos)

too bad … i wasn’t prepared, i had the sigma 70-300 on the camera at the moment and there was no time to change it … this dolphin was direct below the bow for few moments

fatamorganic one – bw or sepia?

One of my first shots on the sea. I know it is not a “WOW” shot but I like it. This photo is at least 5 years old and i still have a problem – not sure about the composition, not sure about the post processing… what do you think?

This versions are with some HDR and then converted to bw and sepia…

dolomiti… (14 photos)

Corvara, my favorite place in the Dolomiti

istrian regatta 2010 (31 photos)

streets of bcn… (20 photos)

1000 NM upwind – day 10/17 (23 photos)

Nafpaktos – Corfu 136 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 10, the 02.10.2010. Nafpaktos – Corfu 136 NM

Night, day, night … the “longest day” of the trip. We were sitting on a terrace in Nafpaktos and around midnight we saw that the sea was calm like the oil. After a 5 minutes discussion we decided to sail away. The boat was ready in 1 hour so we left Nafpaktos. We were not sure on which point to sail under the bridge (the one connecting Greece and Pelopones) but we made it. The sea was crowded, full of cruisers and fisherboats  so we had to keep watching our radar and gps. It was a “hard” night. The day was better but then we had strong wind again. We arrived to Corfu at 22:00. What a ride… 136 NM in 21 hours.

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1000 NM upwind – day 9/17 in HDR… (23 photos)

Chorint – Nafpaktos 60 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 9, the 01.10.2010. Chorint – Nafpaktos 60 NM

North, here we come… the nice weather was over, this was the third day with strong wind and occasional sun. We left Chorint in the morning and arrived to Nafpaktos at 17:00. Wind 25 to 30 Kn and mostly cold. The harbour in Nafpaktos was small but nice. A lot of bars and, i would say, the most beautiful girls we saw in whole Greece.

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my first sailing photoshot… (26 photos)

this was the first time (in 2009) i had the possibility to take some shots of a regatta from a boat and it was a disaster… i had no idea how to adjust the camera and i have a lot of blurred shots but ok … as i wrote, it was the first time … today i played with post processing of this old images… some hdr and some other tricks

traditional way of having fun – part II (12 photos)

In this post You can see the regatta of traditional boats with the old latin sail. It is organised in my hometown every june and it is spectacular. This photos were taken in 2010 with my old Olympus E410 on the regatta .

Part one

traditional way of having fun… (21 photos)

1000 NM upwind – day 8/17 (30 photos)

Glyfada (Athene) – Chorint  40 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 8, the 30.09.2010. Glyfada (Athene) – Chorint  40 NM

We left Athene at 9:30 with 15 Kn wind. Before Chorint canal the wind was much stronger (more than 35 Kn) and we had a wild ride till the canal. It was pretty exhausting but we made it. To transit the Chorint canal is a great sensation. We had also the luck to be the only boat going North. Very peaceful 3.5 NM. After the canal again 35 KN of wind so we decided to stop in Chorint and overnight.

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