22 Aug - 23 Aug 2002 Lipari

Mediterranean Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
Italian Republic
Aeolian Archipelago
Lipari Island
Marina Lunga
SY "Kamu II" with her stern to the jetty and with bow anchor.

Click below for a bird's-eye view of our harbour berth:
N 38° 28.28' E 014° 57.32'

Click here for a summary of this year's travels:
2002 Map

Matt: Getting involved in a brawl with one of those self-appointed, useless and yottie-hassling ormeggiatori in the harbour of Lipari, resulting eventually in a secure berth for SY “Kamu II” (free of charge instead of the € 20.- which he had been demanding after our arrival without offering any service) and learning from other yotties that berthing in Italy’s public town harbours is always free of charge by law.

Learning about the strategic importance of Lipari's harbour in Neolithic times when Lipari was one of the few centres of commerce for obsidian, a hard black volcanic glass prized by Neolithic peoples for the sharp cutting edge that it could produce.

Konni: Visiting the archaeological museum in Lipari, boasting one of the most complete collections of Greek theatrical terracotta masks in the world (exquisite tiny objects which were made by craftsmen according to the instructions of playwrights such as Sophocles and Euripides and were carried by theatre troupes throughout ancient Greece and used as the template for the life-sized masks worn by actors in performances).