Minorca - Spain to Sardinia - Italy
02.07.2013 Sonne 34°C 11 kt NW Actuell Position : 40° 17,0' N 008° 28,2' E
In the morning we start to Sardinia. Before us lie 200 nautical miles depending on the wind and ride around the 2 days. At the beginning of the journey we have some wind from the front, but what should be changed according to the prediction in a few hours to half wind. After 25 nm or 5-6 hours later, we see a big freighter slightly north, has directed its cranes to off-shelf! We can thus not explain what this is, and watch the freighters with binoculars. It also seems the closer we get to the freighter first, but then the changes course and back away from us. All a bit weird. Short time later, the explanation is this: We drive through an area with mountains of garbage, Plastikmull all sorts, bags, bottles, boxes, tarps, small parts and much more. With so much trash we could not even run the machine that would suck in the garbage. Not to mention the now getting stranded plastic neatly in Menorca and Mallorca from the fish and birds. The freighter was / is a garbage disposer. And it was only about 50 km from Spain, hard to believe.