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Nothing beats skialpinism and its fascinating mixture of Romanticism and adrenaline, the skialper says. And how right he is, the mountains and the world all to himself, for he can wander freely where mere mortals would not dare, condemned to squeeze in sad mountain resorts and overcrowded slopes. Yes, when summer arrives, one can charter a boat in Croatia, just …

Our planet is warming up and the sea feels it. We should imagine ourselves in the same position of a crew crossing an ocean with limited resources. This is a humble article of advice for those who would consciously like to help, coming from the experience of months in the middle of the sea with nothing else to depend on …

This article is a very succint decalogue of what a sailor must expect from, and therefore prepare to, a cruise in high latituides, meaning roughly North – or South – of the 50th parallel. General meteorology. Besides being often extreme, the main characteristic of the weather in high latitudes is its extreme volubility. Conditions are governed by the passing of …

Dear Readers,   here is volume II of Voyages, collecting a series of pictures and ideas about the Ocean Enjoy!  

We underline that the subject is so vast and important that the following notes are by no means fully comprehensive. The LLLL rule. In the old days of sailing, the master of the ship had to know at all times the four L: lead, log, longitude and lookout. Thanks to our modern means we have NO EXCUSE to disrespect it …