OUR CRETE 2011 - 2012. Or from Helsinki to Kalyves and back.
Glimpses of the journey and Crete.

Photos and texts Hannu Lehmusvuori, Kiti Malmi-Lehmusvuori & Milli

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Photostops: From Crete (2011-10-01 till 2012-04-29) to Finland. Page 76.

A Human Tragedy on the ferry - Wednesday, May 2, 2012

As the ferry was approaching Venice in the beautiful Wednesday morning, a coast guard boat arrived beside it. To our horror the guards began to pull out human beings from a porthole leading to either the cargo area or the engine room of the ferry. It was obvious that the guards had been called to find some poor people trying to immigrate illegally into Italy.

The guards found at least two persons who were either dead or in very poor condition.

Seeing this tragedy made the realities of the Mediterranean area all too tangible. There really was no point in trying to admire the beauty of Venice from the ferry.

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