I paddled on flat water through the rain. I am not yet accustomed to paddling more than a short distance with my storm paddle. It’s at least half a knot slower over long distances than my former winged paddle. My shoulders ached.
I shot past a purple rimed jelly fish at least a foot in diameter. I back paddled but it was diving and then away.
I pulled into Ciro marina. Some fishermen helped me move my boat into a warehouse and told me I could spend the night in the clean fishing boat next to my kayak.
It was my understanding that the Lega Navale here would host me, but I haven’t seen anything except for a closed building. I tried calling, but no answer.
I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep paddling with my spare, or take a break until another one arrives from my folks in America. In the mean time though, I don’t have anywhere safe to leave my boat while I wait, so I press on.
It’s been pouring all evening.
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Nautical miles paddled: 8
Total since Naples: 391.5
Current location: 39.367848,17.13457