©Guido Trombetta

I was in Isola d'Elba for the wedding of my sister (finally a weekend not taking pictures of boats.. I thought) when during the night between saturday and sunday a really strong storm has stricken the Island. For less than an hour winds up to 100km/h, whirlwinds and heavy rain has unleashed their power: many boats sank and many other were scattered over the beaches. Sadly a skipper is still missing. On the following morning I went for a walk on the beach and this is what I saw: One big boat hurled against the rocks in front of a house, another one, even bigger, grounded some meters further. On the beach there were rubber dinghies everywhere, pieces of the boats and dead seabirds

UPDATE: after 36 hours in the rough seas the skipper has been found still alive at 23 nautical miles (42 km) from the point where he fell into the sea... that's surviving spirit!


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