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In the morning we entered the Corinth Bay.

21 October, 2012

The weather is nice. We admire Greek islands and the majestic bridge over the bay. There’s no wind; wave and traffic are not as intensive as in Gibraltar.

Still we have to change the course from time to time to pass head bulk carriers. After lunch, closer to evening, a long-waited fishermen’ luck has finally smiled to us. And how! A 40-kilo tuna! We caught such fishes only in the Tasmanian Sea before, far-far away from here. It’s hard even to imagine the distance – 15 000 miles. We decided not to slice it clean but freeze the whole fish as a present to our friends from Sevastopol. That’s not fat, of course, but, as they say, there’s a lot of phosphorus in fish. As is known, it stimulates work of brain cells, which is quite useful.

At 21.00 we have passed the Corinth Canal. It’s very narrow, about 5 miles long, not very deep but enough deep for us, moreover, lit by random lights. We passed five bridges, almost touching them by our mast.

On the exit of the canal we moored in Corinth, paid the tax. I have to note it was not a cheap pleasure, this Corinth, but it gave us chance not to meet a head storm and arrive to Athens almost a day earlier.


We had passed 164 miles.

25 October, 2012
Leaving these shores a year ago, we had a slight idea about what we’ll encounter, how hard it will be and at some times - almost impossible to accomplish what we had conceived.
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Sergei Nizovtsev
Life way of a human implies constant overcoming not only of external obstacles, but ageing forms of his own mind too, in order to resurrect on a higher level. This is the way of a human to maturity. THE Captain of the yacht "Scorpius" and leader of the first Russian-UKRAINIAN SAILING POLAR EXPEDITION Sergei Nizovtsev. Graduated Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO). Yachtsman. Qualified Yacht Master Ocean. Routes of his journeys – extremal sea tracks. Honoured Polar Explorer. Numerous times had been in Arctic and at the North Pole with skydiving and diving expeditions.
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The crew of “Scorpius”, depending on route, consists of 7-10 persons. Many of them have already had invaluable experience, necessary for this adventurous sailing. In front of others lays a hard way from novice to “sea wolf”.
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