During our cruise in the Tyrrhenian Sea we were lucky to spot some of the world's hugest yachts. And yet, while size often impresses, our most peculiar catch was in fact a very small one. Small and, well, unusual.
We were lying at anchor in a Sardinian bay when a sudden and very loud roaring made us pause from our dinner. We were looking around for the source of the intense noise, expecting to see something really big. It took a while but then we finally spotted it. A little something ascended from behind the tip of a headland, loud as a departing 747. I grabbed my cam and zoomed in to capture more details of this difficult-to-identify flying object. And then I could see what this thing really was. A little rubber boat with a hang glider and a propellor mounted on it. It reminded me of these famous Everglade hover boats, just with wings. Crazy stuff!
The flying dinghy was ascending a few hundred meters and then started to loop over the bay. What an amazing view it's pilot must have had from there. Still, wild horses couldn't drag me on board of it.
Has anyone of you seen something like this before? Who of you would dare to board this aircraft for a little round trip?
Thanks for watching and 'til next time!
All photos were recorded by myself with a Canon EOS 7D in 2017. All rights reserved.