A True Story
10:45: I was boarded by a mixed group of American and Italian rebels, escorted by well trained child solders.11:00: The one they call “Josh” ordered me to take them to a nearby terrorist training beach.12:00: It has become obvious that the one called Josh is NOT the leader. The leader is a vicious 5 year old called Scarlett.Scarlett has a permanently attached bodyguard they call “MOM”.12:15: Arrive at beach, forced to put down anchor.
12:30: Group seizes Esodo’s gennaker halyard and commences military training “water bombing”13:00: The one they call “Josh” prepares crude meal for soldiers.14:00: Child soldiers seized my paddle-board for aggressive core training.14:30: Child soldiers don pirate mask and force me to take photos for their terrorist web videos14:45: Child soldier injured in training exercise.15:00: Was ordered to pull-up anchor and sail back to a secret base located close to where I was boarded in the morning.17:00: Group unceremoniously departed Esodo and threatens to come back next year.
17:01: I turn on engine and motored away as fast as possible.
Captain Awesome, Aeolian Islands, Sept 2015
(see below, a billion images. They are all so good I found it hard to eidt them down)