we were sailing from Rome to Stromboli in thre Med...abot 400 nm , when on the second night my wife Miriam woke me up at midnight ..`llok` she said `we are approaching land!` I looked and saw a line of street lights dead ahead. got out of the autohem , turned the boat 180 and dashed to the charts
... no land 200 nm arround ! nothing ! it was very dark, the sea was calm , not a ripple so I took out my binoculass and had a long look at the lights . very slowly did we approach, one eye on the depthsounder, and eyes wide open...at 2 kn we came closer and suddenly realiesd that it was 20 tall lighted sticks on a long tuna fishing
they reflected on the calm see just like a low lying shoreline...
it took us 3 hours to sail arround the 10 Mile long Tuna fishing