By Jerilyn Spear, Cruise A Ship Librarian
June 13,2017 — Taking on fuel off Malta.
June 14, 2017–0800, Left Malta and by 1800, going through the Strait of Messina, which is near the “toe” or tip of the boot of Italy, separating it from Sicily. About 11PM, saw a faint, red glow from a volcanic
island in the distance, which then produced a few, small, fiery eruptions.
June 15, 2017 — Dark skies at sea are great for star-gazing. Big Dipper right above us, along with Jupiter, and some bands of the Milky Way visible, too. And to top it off? A very large shooting star!
June 16, 2017–0900 — Going through the Strait of Bonifacio between Sardinia and Corsica ( think Napoleon ! ). Gorgeous morning; Corsica looks so pretty, with small mountains and chalky — looking bluffs.
June 17, 2017 — Sea is as smooth as glass. Heading back toward the Strait of Gibraltar.