18 Sep - 21 Sep 2002 Palermo

Mediterranean Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
Italian Republic
SY "Kamu II" with her stern to the jetty and with one bow anchor in the mud.
€ 20.- per night.

Click below for a bird's-eye view of our harbour berth:
N 38° 07.34' E 013° 22.34'

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

Leaving our ship SY "Kamu II" under the reliable protection of our friend Nino, a man of honour from the Palermo Yacht Club del Mediterraneo +39091581837, ignoring the grey and evil monsters of the Guardia di Finanza in the harbour right next to us and strolling along Via Roma and Corso Vittorio Emanuele as well as through the beautiful and belligerent, decayed and decadent, allegedly Mafia-owned heart of the inner city of Palermo.

Marvelling at the golden mosaics of the Cattedrale di Monreale and watching a very Sicilian wedding of a handsome bride-groom and a beautiful bride, accompanied by the beaming and happy members of both their families.

Provisioning at Palermo's colourful markets, and buying fresh fish at the La Vucciria market, trying to make sense of creative political graffiti, such as: "No coca cola, no israele. Solo la patria e archangelo Michele“, and relaxing under the shady trees in Garibaldi's garden.

Being invited to a somewhat confusing vernissage in a specialist bookstore for nautical books, sea charts, maritime novels and art and enjoying the excellent Sicilian white wine (free of charge), the extraverted and polite company and the exalted shoptalk until we could not take any of it any more.