Category Archive: engagez-vous!

Zero: le voilier d’exploration associatif

ZERO est un magnifique voilier d’exploration en alu, avec des lignes qui rappellent les 60 pies IMOCA, et des aménagements simples et solides qui me font penser à un petit Tara.  Dessiné par l’architecte suisse Peter Gallinelli comme une version plus grande de son “integral 43”, ce bateau a été construit en 2009 pour satisfaire …

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Fukushima mon amour

El 11 de marzo harán 6 años desde la tremenda concatenación de terremoto y tsunami que devastó la planta nuclear de Fukushima Daiichi. Eso no significa que el desastre pasó hace 6 años, sino que empezó hace 6 años, y durará todavía varias décadas (se calcula que el desmantelamiento de la central tomará entre 30 …

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Notre première publication

On vient de se lancer dans la publication d’un récit d’aventures de mer, Le vent l’emportera, écrit par Manu Wattecamps. On en a imprimé 500 exemplaires (un peu audacieux, comme debout, mais chez nous on pense toujours en grand!!). Pour l’occasion, on a improvisé une maison d’édition, ou plutôt un “bateau d’édition”: L’Alliance Éditions Pirates. …

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Chasing Bubbles

In September 2016 was finally released “Chasing Bubbles”, the documentary made out of the amazing footage Alex Rust made during his circumnavigation aboard Bubbles (February 2010/ July 2012). The documentary, fully available on youtube to stream or free download, it’s technically very well done, and as fast and astonishing as Alex is. It has been …

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LOuNaPo

Last week, thanks to the recla-mar network, we met a bunch of french sailors who are participating in a very interesting project… Two years ago, a collective of 10 activists/sailors purchased the Albatros II, a 40ft sloop built in the sixties out of plywood and polyester resin. The boat has been used to support many …

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entrevista con Manu Wattecamps

Manu Wattecamps-Etienne es un auténtico vagabundo de los mares. Inspirado por el viaje del Damien y las aventuras de Moitessier, navega en solitario desde los 19 años, cuando llega a comprar su primer barco, un Super Challenger que bautiza “Chimère”.  Pero es a bordo de su segunda “quimera”, un Glénans 33, que el joven bretón …

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Jornadas de presentación de recla-mar.org

Los días 12 y 13 de diciembre 2015, la Cofradía de Navegantes Anarquistas (www.recla-mar.org) organizó su primera iniciativa pública, unas jornadas de presentación en Barcelona… El evento se articuló en dos jornadas, una de charlas y proyecciones de documentales en el Dinamo Espai, y la otra de talleres prácticos y salidas en velero. La iniciativa …

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Entrevue avec Manu Wattecamps

Manu Wattecamps-Etienne est un authentique vagabond des mers. Inspiré par le voyage du Damien et les aventures de Moitessier, il navigue en solo depuis l’âge de 19 ans, quand il arriva à s’acheter son premier bateau, un Super Challenger qu’il nomma “Chimère”.  Mais c’est à bord de sa deuxième Chimère, un Glénans 33, que le …

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(Art)activists place the first rescue platform in the Med

The group of art activists Zentrum für Politische Schönheit (Center for Political Beauty) placed this October 3 their first rescue platform, dubbed Aylan 1. This platform is moored in one of the escape routes used by refugees. Aylan 1 is equipped with position light, a solar panel, food, radio and moorings. As they explain on …

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Llega a la tercera edición el DIY boat meeting

Después del mítico encuentro de veleros anarquistas en Río Dulce, Guatemala (febrero 2012), se volvió a organizar lo mismo en febrero 2014, (a pesar de algún que otro problema logístico). Estos encuentros son verdaderos éxitos, la emocionante prueba de que se está creando una verdadera cultura anarco-marinera. La peña sale de estos meetings muy motivada,  …

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JUNE 8 – WORLD OCEAN DAY

Tara Expedition Press release Paris, June 8, 2015 Today, on World Oceans Day, the Ocean & Climate Platform is launching an international petition inviting people all over the world to protect the Ocean, the blue lung of our planet. Co-founded by Tara Expeditions, the Ocean and Climate Platform was born from an alliance of non-governmental …

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Sailoog: la web de navegación electrónica libre

Aun que todavía no hayamos llegado a la fase de equipar L’Alliance con la electrónica de a bordo, hace mucho que escuchamos hablar de OpenCPM, y tenemos muy claro que utilizaremos un ordenador con Navigatrix para centralizar los datos NMEA y hacer el seguimiento de la navegación.  También habíamos escuchado con mucho interés los experimentos …

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El Jipi y el Hornpipe Project

Dani y Susana son nuestros amigos de Port Ginesta: viven en una monada de barquito,  8 metros de eslora, llamado Jipi. También tienen un perro, de talla no indiferente: el mítico Leolo.   Es peña muy auténtica, anarco-veleristas de pura cepa! Después de muchos años de okupación, encontraron en la vida flotante una interesante alternativa: barata, …

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fundada cofradía libertaria

En enero 2015 una docena de marineros ácratas fundaron la primera cofradía de navegantes libertarios…  Inspirados por el Anarchist Yacht Clubb, quisieron crear una red análoga para piratas de habla hispana.  Su página web es www.recla-mar.org y de momento sólo se trata de una lista de correos a las que se puede suscribir la peña …

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Documental culto sobre las orcas en cautiverio

No se lo pierdan: un documental que tiene la misma fuerza narrativa que un thriller o una novela negra… negro como la orca asesina, negro como el escandaloso business del cautiverio, y el mácabro espectáculo del entrenador y el animal prisionero… torrent file: subtítulos en español (añadir unos segundos de retraso para una correcta sincronización): …

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¿Quienes son los verdaderos piratas?

La editorial anarquista L’Insomniaque publicó hace poco una interesante investigación sobre el fenómeno de la piratería en Somalia. Se trata de una bien argumentada apología de los “piratas”, solos contra todas las potencias del mundo en su lucha para salir de la pobreza y defender sus aguas de los abusos criminales perpetrados por la industria …

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20 anni dal caso Ilaria Alpi

La casa editrice parigina L’Insomniaque ha pubblicato pochi mesi fa un interessantissimo volume sul fenomeno della pirateria in Somalia: Frères de la Côte (saggio in difesa dei pirati somali, nel mirino di tutte le potenze del mondo).  Analizzando le condizioni socio-economiche e il contesto geo-politico del corno d’Africa, la loro inchiesta inizia additando le due …

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Escala del Tara en Barna y mesa redonda sobre residuos plásticos

El jueves 23 de octubre fue una jornada muy intensa: por la mañana participé a la rueda de prensa a bordo del Tara, donde pude charlar con el capitán, Martin Hertau (foto arriba),  y con Romain Troublé, secretario general de Tara Expeditions (ver el post en mi blog).  Justo después conocí a Dani y Laura …

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Life on a 28 Footer

These days, on L’Alliance, we are spending a considerable amount of time rebuilding the fridges, re-installing the hot/cold water circuits for the galley and the shower, the sea-water sink, the drinking water tanks and filters… and by night, before sleeping, we talk about D.I.Y. watermakers, and how to integrate a diesel generator on the fuel …

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Solidarité Pèche y Marionetes Nòmades

Hasta a un vegetariano le da rabia ver un barco de pesca perfectamente funcionante destruido por una escavadora… sin embargo es algo que pasa muy a menudo: la comisión €uropea establece que se destruyan los barcos de pesca en sobre número y se indemnicen los armadores. Y sobretodo prohíbe que a estas embarcaciones se les …

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TARA, el velero más chulo del mundo

NAVEGANDO PARA SALVAR EL MUNDO Iniciativa privada francesa sin ánimo de lucro, TARA EXPEDITIONS actua desde el 2003 para el medio ambiente y la búsqueda scientifica,  gracias a un barco mítico: la goleta TARA, concebida para navegaciones extremas. En 10 años, el velero recorrió más de 135.000 millas para estudiar y comprender el impacto del …

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Rainforest Connection

Rainforest Connection (RFCx) transforms recycled cell-phones into autonomous, solar-powered listening devices that can monitor and pinpoint chainsaw activity at great distance. This changes the game by providing the world’s first real-time logging detection system, pinpointing deforestation activity as it occurs, and providing the data openly, freely, and immediately to anyone around the world. For the …

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Alternative World Sailing Community

Nine hippies living on a 35 footer could be the nightmare of almost any boat owner… but this is just the beginning: those young sailor-hippies are about to set up an entire fleet: the Alternative World Sailing Community!! The fleet already count two vessels, the Starkeeper and the Toango, and they are sailing the South …

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Musafir, finally launched

Musafir (the Arabic, Persian, Hindi and Urdu word for a traveller) is more than a boat: it’s a project, a vision, a dream which came truth, to demonstrate that the only limitations are those you impose on yourself. Musafir is a group of people who share the vision of the journey as a life path. …

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DIY Sailboat Summit 2014

After a first meetup in 2012, next February there will be the second DIY Sailboat Summit! Anarcho-sailors from the Caribbean area will head once again to Rio Dulce (Guatemala), to repeat the experience: a convergence of gypseas, blue anarchists, and punk sailors with the aim to share skills, tell stories, make boats, exchange ideas, plans, …

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A webpage lost at sea

Last year we assisted to a sad phenomena: the vanishing of a very interesting web page. I’m talking about the new born “Radical Sailors Network”, a sort of €uropean Anarchist Yacht Clubb, a page who have been online, as far as I know, just between 2011 and 2012. The aim of the Network was to …

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SV Tres Hombres

El bergantín  “TRES HOMBRES”, construido en 2009 a partir del casco de un antiguo barco de pesca,  debe su nombre a la cooperación de tres amigos que tomaron la iniciativa de realizar este ambicioso proyecto: dedicarse al transporte de mercancías de comercio justo, en la forma más ecológica que se pueda concebir, la manera más …

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Earth wind map

http://earth.nullschool.net/ is a wonderful 3D visualization of global weather conditions, forecast by supercomputers, updated every three hours. You can interact with it like on google earth, and see intensity and directions of the winds, worldwide, almost real time. Enjoy!

The Crisis of Civilization

The Crisis of Civilization is a remix documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. A dark comedy remix mash-up bonanza about the end of industrial civilization. featuring clowns, car crashes, explosions, super heroes, and …

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Pacific voyagers

Pacific Voyagers is a big foundation, made by a group of people who deeply care about the ocean, recognizing the sea as our heritage, our mother, and the foundation for life. They also recognize the widespread threats facing our planet – Our Blue Canoe. In their search for a new sail plan towards a sustainable …

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Low impact life onboard

  Low impact life on board is an expression from UK waterways boaters who care about the environment.  It’s not an association nor an institution, it’s just a banner behind which different local boaters communities can identify themselves and make their voices heard (just like ALF, or Earth First…). In their webpage, there is an …

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To shoot an elephant

Gaza Strip has been under siege since June 2007, when Israel declared it an “enemy entity”. A group of international activists organized a siege-breaking movement, the Free Gaza movement. Thanks to their efforts, and despite the Israeli ban on foreign correspondents and humanitarian aid workers to cover and witness operation “Cast Lead” on the ground, …

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Puertas al Mar

Puertas al Mar from Puertas Al Mar on Vimeo. Los pescadores palestinos de la Franja de Gaza ven como el área de faena se reduce cada vez más. Sus barcos van y vienen junto a la costa, pescan lo poco que encuentran en unas aguas altamente contaminadas. Se ganan la vida entre límites cambiantes, que …

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We Feed The World

Every day in Vienna the amount of unsold bread sent back to be disposed of is enough to supply Austria’s second-largest city, Graz. Around 350,000 hectares of agricultural land, above all in Latin America, are dedicated to the cultivation of soybeans to feed Austria’s livestock while one quarter of the local population starves. Every European …

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Boats4People

Boats 4 People is an international coalition of organizations from the Mediterranean, Africa and Europe, established in 2012 to end deaths at maritime borders and to defend migrants’ rights at sea. They advocate freedom of movement for all. Today, the Mediterranean acts as a route into Europe for migrants seeking survival and a chance of …

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5 broken cameras

An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 Broken Cameras is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Shot almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, …

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Sail Boat Project

Sail Boat Project is a workers co-operative, registered as a Community Interest Company, based in Brighton. They have got a Hobie Cat on Brighton beach, a load of inflatable kayaks, a 40′ Jeanneau sloop and a Westerly Renown yacht in Chichester marina that they use for sail training. They aim to:  offer people access to …

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Floating Neutrinos

David Pearlman (1933/2011) was an itinerant philosopher, adventurer and environmentalist widely known as Poppa Neutrino, who founded his own church, crossed the Atlantic on a raft made from scrap and invented a theoretically unstoppable football strategy.  Mr. Pearlman, whose improbable life was chronicled by the New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson in “The Happiest Man in …

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The End of the Line

Very well done documentary based on scientific evidences that show how industrial fishing is bringing to the end of most fish species by 2048. The End of the Line chronicles how demand for cod off the coast of Newfoundland in the early 1990s led to the decimation of the most abundant cod population in the …

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Collapse

Sitting in a room that looks like a bunker, independent reporter Michael Ruppert recounts his career as a radical thinker and spells out the crises he sees ahead. He draws upon the same news reports and data available to any Internet user, but he applies a unique interpretation. He is especially passionate about the issue …

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Inside Job

Charles Ferguson’s film – Inside Job – won the Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011. It is the definitive film about the economic crisis of 2008 and the role of Wall Street in modern society. It is a substantive and entertaining film that narrates the conflicts of interest between the finance industry, politicians, academics and …

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The Yes Men

The Yes Men are Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, a culture jamming activist-duo raising awareness around social problems caused by corporations. Operating under the mission statement of telling the truth and exposing lies, they practice a concept they call “identity correction”, in which they impersonate entities that they dislike — some would call it social …

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The Shock Doctrine

Around the world in Britain, the United States, Asia and the Middle East, there are people with power who are cashing in on chaos; exploiting bloodshed and catastrophe to brutally remake our world in their image. They are the shock doctors. Exposing these global profiteers, Naomi Klein discovered information and connections about how comprehensively the …

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Gasland

Questo documentario, peraltro molto originale dal punto di vista cinematografico, mi ha fatto veramente spaventare: credevo che le multinazionali dei gringos facessero disastri ambientali in centroamerica, in India, in isole sperdute nel Pacifico come Bougainville… ma scoprire che fanno merda persino a casa loro, che stanno inquinando le stesse falde acquifere degli Stati Uniti, che …

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The Cove

Oscar award winner as the best feature documentary in 2010, the Cove is a thrilling story about the annual slaughter of more than 20,000 dolphins still being carried out in the Japanese town of Taiji… Official web page: http://www.thecovemovie.com/ Download torrent file: Subtitolos en castellano: Trailer:    

One Big Torrent

OneBigTorrent.org is a golden mine of interesting documentaries and books, a place for sharing material that deals with or is relevant to issues of social justice, progressive and radical politics, independent media, ecology… They run a local bittorrent tracker (which they encourage uploaders to use), and they also host torrents from other trackers, as well …

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Anarchist Yacht Clubb

Simply brilliant.  This web page is absolutely interesting, and we are proud to be on their  mailing list (so we can keep in touch with the other 90 anarchist-sailors around the world!). But the best is the home-made (boat-made) documentary “hold fast”, that you can download from their page: www.blueanarchy.org or watch online…     …

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Zeitgeist

Zeitgeist: the movie è un interessantissimo documentario del 2007, forse un po’ troppo didattico ma geniale nella sua costruzione a trittico; mi aveva colpito molto anche per il fatto di essere distribuito liberamente dagli stessi autori/produttori. È vero che si tratta di una realizzazione a budget limitato, basata principalmente su computer grafic e immagini di …

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Oceans

It’s amazing what a documentary you can make with a 50 millions € budget! Along with “Earth”, this is one of the few War Disney good production since 1923! Best to watch it in HD, and the extra footage about the cutting-edge technology used for the movie is as much interesting as the movie itself. …

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The Coconut Revolution

This is the modern-day story of a native peoples remarkable victory over Western Colonial power. A Pacific island rose up in arms against giant mining corporation Rio Tinto Zinc (RTZ) – and won despite a military occupation and blockade. When RTZ decided to step up production at the Panguna Mine on the island of Bougainville, …

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Le monde selon Monsanto

Implantée dans quarante-six pays, Monsanto est devenue le leader mondial des OGM, mais aussi l’une des entreprises les plus controversées de l’histoire industrielle. Depuis sa création en 1901, la firme a accumulé des procès en raison de la toxicité de ses produits, mais se présente aujourd’hui comme une entreprise des « sciences de la vie » convertie …

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eCat News

To many, inventor Andrea Rossi’s eCat is the coming saviour of the planet – an energy device that could spawn a trillion dollar industry, reshape geopolitics and clean up the environment – all in a few short years. To others, it is not – they don’t believe it. Born from the bastard child of science …

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Rodamedia

En esta pagina web Luis Medero comparte sus amplios conocimientos de navegación astronómica, y todo tipo de cálculos de interés náutico. Ofrece verdaderos cursos on-line, apuntes y publicaciones, aplicaciones libres y links de utilidad para todo navegante que quiera aprender el arte de la navegación con el sextante, ò simplemente sacarse el titulo de Capitán …

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No TAV

La TAV è una grande opera pubblica che non serve a nulla se non a rifinanziare le casse della mafia e dei partiti. Essere no TAV per te, cittadino italiano significa bloccare la casta che ti ha portato in questa crisi economica, ha riempito questo paese di debiti e dopo averteli fatti pagare con una …

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International Rivers

Seeking to protect the world’s rivers from destructive dams and amplify the voices of dam-affected communities, a small group of volunteers formed International Rivers Network in 1985. Their vision was simple and yet remarkably ambitious: to develop a worldwide network of people working to protect rivers and promote just and sustainable water and energy development. …

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Patagonia Sin Represas

La construcción de un número todavía indeterminado de grandes proyectos hidroeléctricos de embalse en la Patagonia chilena se cierne hoy como una grave amenaza a la integridad ambiental de este valioso territorio y, por lo tanto, es motivo de preocupación a nivel nacional y mundial. La Campaña Patagonia Sin Represas se inicia en el año …

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Amazon Watch

Rainforests sustain us. They help regulate the global climate and are vital to maintaining the earth’s fragile balance. The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest, covering an area larger than the continental United States. It houses one-third of the Earth’s plant and animal species and produces one-fifth of all its …

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Sea Shepherd

Mettiamo le cose in chiaro: per quanto sfoggino un bel jolly roger, pratichino una forma di azione diretta e siano ecologisti radicali, i militanti di Sea Shepperd sono tutt’altro che anarchici. Anzi, la famosa fondazione conservazionista è un esempio tipicamente yankee di organizzazione multinazionale gerarchica, pilotata da un lider carismatico che negli ultimi 40 anni …

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Shark Savers

Garbage Warrior

  The epic story of radical Earthship eco architect Michael Reynolds, and his fight to build off-the-grid self-sufficient communities. (an Oliver Hodge film, about 1:30h)download the torrent file: descarga los subtitulos en castellano: Si estás interesado en las técnicas de arquitectura ecológica de Michael Reynolds, puedes ir en su comunidad a aprender! Nuestro amigo Felipe …

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Blog of my log

Es el blog personal de Metello, primer oficial a bordo de L’Alliance. Dedicado a sus experiencias por mar, es como un book de fotos y recuerdos: http://metello.blog