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Italian Hydrofoils

This is a throwback to a trip long ago.  We went to Italy and started our trip out up in Milan.  We made a day trip to Lake Como and I was delighted to see hydrofoils on the lake.  As a kid in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the hydrofoils were a part of life.  They made the quick crossing to Southampton – half the time of the ferry.  It cost a bit more but it was so much easier.  When we lived on the waterfront, I got so used to the hydrofoils humming in and out of the harbor.  They were built in Italy and one of the ones I saw on Lake Como seemed to be an identical design.  They are long gone from the Solent but clearly were still plying Lake Como when we were there.  I wonder if they still are?