Photographer's Note

I have done a LOT of travelling but this was the first time I have ever caught a train that splits and detaches itself into 3-4 parts to drive onto the ferry then reassembles itself into one piece again before commencing its trip to Messina Terminus. The big 'toe' of the Italian peninsula is in the bg. The town with the twinkling lights is probably Villa San Giovanni, but I could be wrong. Eventually I suppose a huge suspension bridge will be built between Sicily and the Italian mainland at its narrowest point (3 km).

"The Strait of Messina (Italian: Stretto di Messina), is a narrow strait between the eastern tip of Sicily (Punta del Faro) and the western tip of Calabria (Punta Pezzo) in the south of Italy. It connects the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north with the Ionian Sea to the south, within the central Mediterranean."

The man with his headphones is listening to music & oblivious to the sound of the waves crashing against the side of the ferry.

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