At Sea

Jun 14, 2019 - Sea Cloud


Expedition travel means having a backup plan and making the best of any situation. It’s not often that we need to change course on our plans, but today that was the case for the Calabrian port of Rocello Ionica, which was closed due to political and administrative activity. Instead, we spent the day at sea.

Fortunately, Sea Cloud is a ship you would want to be on in such a situation. Captain Komakin tried to make it up to us all by allowing a rare opportunity for guests to assist in the sail-handling, which made the day for many of us.

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About the Author

Tom O'Brien

Expedition Leader

Tom O’Brien has been leading and designing expeditions for Lindblad Expeditions since 1985. With a background in physical geography and conservation, a Bavarian heart and a Celtic soul, Tom has been one of the most passionate advocates of the expedition experience around the world for the last twenty years. Many of the local people and communities that we work with today are the result of friendships that Tom and his expedition mates developed many years ago.

About the Photographer

Massimo Bassano

National Geographic Photographer

Massimo Bassano has worked as a freelance photojournalist since 1990. His work appears in National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic online edition, as well as many publications throughout Europe. Massimo's photographic subjects know no bounds—his recent assignments have covered social issues, international travel, fitness and health, fashion, and portraiture. In 2004, he was awarded a Ph.D. in journalism from the Italian Association of Journalism.

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