Sicily today

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  1. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

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    Another beautiful day in Sicily
    Visited Syracuse this morning had to go to the local market for fruit n veg.
    Poor old Archimedes doesn't look too bad for his age not sure about the suntan though could be a problem in a few years
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    Beautiful photos, we did Sicily in the Motorhome a few years and loved it
     
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    Lovely!

    Can you still stay on the harbour there? We stayed there on New Year's Eve about 8 years ago and loved the place. Lovely to see it again.
     
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    You can't beat the colour of that sky can you.

    Love it.
     
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    Looks very nice,especially as there are no flashy go faster boats just what seem to be working boats (y)
     
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    A man of great principles ....... well one anyway ;)
     
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    Great stuff, I hadn't realised Archimedes had invented the satellite dish. :)

    On a more serious note, how did you get there, ferry from Genoa or did you drive down Italy?
     
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    Drove all the way then ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina.Catch same ferry back Tuesday am got 4 days to get back to Gravelines or 5 if needed.
    Only a few days left now, currently camped here by Catania. Planned to ride to Etna today but looks like the weather gods are against us. First bad weather in 6 weeks

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    Yeah a few vans there yesterday but it is very run down graffiti and litter n broken bottles everywhere such a shame but unfortunately that applies to all of Sicily.
     
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    The view from our hab door
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    We love Sicily, the place, the people, the food.
    I went there first time on a cruise ship many years ago, stopped for the day in Messina, loved it, swore to myself I would return one day.
    Big mistake!, went last year stayed in a fantastic hotel in Taormina as we didn't have a moho, Took OH to Messina for the day and I nearly cried!, the whole place down by the docks was overgrown, graffiti everywhere, litter strewn everywhere, marble bench tops had been stolen, trees unkempt and overgrown, we were told it was because of the austerity measures in recent years, needless to say the cruise ships don't stop at Messina anymore, such a shame.
    However the rest of the island along the shore line is great, you must take the all day boat trip from Millazo out to the islands of Lipari, then onto Panaria, then Stromboli early evening to watch the volcano erupting, fantastic day out.
    We hope to take new MH there as soon as we can...enjoy everyone its a long drive but well worth it.
     
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