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  • Day245

    Viewpoint nr Cava Grande Nature Reserve

    February 26, 2017 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    The Grey Gappers who we met at Giardini Naxos had recommended finding parking spots on surfing websites and so Will had entered several in the sat nav. Rolling up at the one in Avola, who should we meet but the German couple we'd seen only yesterday! They'd stayed there the previous night with two Italians but had returned from a ten minute dog walk on the beach that morning to find their quarter light window smashed! Apparently a fisher had been casting close by, but there was nobody near when they returned. They'd reported it to the police but were now going to get it fixed and return to Germany. We were able to give them a roll of duct tape to stick over the gaping hole and wished them luck. It brought home to us how quickly things can change.

    Vicky had read about Cava Grande del Fiume Cassabile, a huge gorge that had stunning walks descending to the river and natural swimming pools along its floor. On the journey we passed the now common lemon groves and climbed back and forth up the terraced and striated hillside. Passing into the cloud layer we eventually arrived at the start of the walk, 513m above sea level. However, looking over the precipice of the gorge, all we could see was a small bare tree against a background of light grey cloud vapour. The entrance to the walk was behind a locked gate and it wouldn't have been sensible to attempt the hike in those conditions, so we put the kettle on and brewed us up a cuppa. By the time we'd finished, the view had cleared. The precipitous sides, dotted with caves, dropped down to what looked like a relatively small river hundreds of meters below, its pools a beautiful blue.

    Moving on, we drove along the border of the national park surrounding the gorge. Along the way we met a tractor driving four horses towards us but with a bit of shuffling we just managed to pass on the narrow road. Although the scenery was pretty, the views and opportunity for parking were limited and so we doubled back down the hill to a viewpoint jutting out from the road that we'd seen earlier. It offered a fabulous vantage point of the valley, where rock strata accentuated the stark relief, before it opened up and flattened out to the peach coloured buildings of Avola and the grey Ionian sea beyond.

    Vicky donned a fetching fluorescent vest and walked round the hairpin bends to take an overnight photo of the van from above. She passed a wide variety of wildflowers and saw the apple trees beginning to blossom. The air smelled like a mixture of nectar and goats! Back at our viewpoint we watched the clouds rolling over the sea, casting their dark shadows over its rippling steel coloured surface, while other spots were highlighted in sparkling silver by the sun. We watched a weather front roll in and boy what a front it was! Rain lashed the side of the van while gail force gusts blasted it, creaking the suspension, chinking the glass bottles in the cupboards and causing the tape that held the canoe to vibrate loudly. We slept very little but that's what you get for choosing to spend the night at an exposed viewpoint half way up a mountainside and it wasn't so bad that we'd not do it again!
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  • Day1

    Siracusa by night

    June 30, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Siracusaba 7 korul erkeztunk. Az autot nem volt a legegyszerubb felvenni Cataniaba, mert forradalmasitottak egy online rendszert skype szeru programmal beszeltel egy ugyintezovdl, scannerbe kellett betenni a dokumentumokat, a hitelkartyat pedig a kameraba bemutatni. Kicsit hosszadalmas volt es a legfurabb az egeszben hogy az autoberlo standjanal 3 husver emberke ott ucsorgott mikozben a cc felvette az adatokat. Persze nem volt sikeres az egesz mert a kartyas beterheles nem ment a limit miatt. Uh limitmodositas es helyi erok ujra felvettek mindent es vegul megkaptuk az eddig osszesen 3000 km-t futott szinte uj kis 500asunkat feketeben es iranyba vettuk Siracusa-t. Az esti dugoba belefutottunk de gyorsan megtalaltuk a szallast, ami nagyon jo helyen az ovarosi hid elotti kis utcaban volt. A szallasadonk nagyon segitokesz volt es mindenaron ra akart dumalni h legalabb meg 3 napot maradjunk mert Siracusa Szicilia legjobb helye es 1 nap keves lesz ra. 😊
    Utana gyorsan neki is indultunk es felfedeztuk az ovarost, ettunk a szallasado altal ajanlott szuper kis etteremben (La Tavernetta a via Cavour-on) aztan maszkaltunl tovabb. Az Archimedesz teren neztuk a meccset a szokokut mellett potyazva, aztan a hosszabbitas elott tovabb indultunk majd azt mar egy helyes kis barban neztuk prosecco-t iszogatva a kivetito elott a tengerhez kozeli lis teren. A meccs vegen egy kisse hangos blues koncert kezdodott uh le is leptunk onnan es hazasetaltunk. Bar endo-t nem inditortunk de rengeteget mentunk ez azon is latszott h jo gyorsan elaludtunk. 😊
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  • Day2

    Seta Siracusaban

    July 1, 2016 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    A reggeli utan osszepakoltunk, beramoltunk az autoba es elindultunk az ovaros fele ismet hogy nappali fenyekben is megnezzuk. Archimedesz ter, Apollo templom, dom, st lucia templom a caravaggio kiallitassal, a tengerparti resz labmartozassal es meg a kotelezo latnivalok nagy resze amit a vendeglatonk osszeirkalt nekunk tegnap. Most meg tobbet mentunk mint tegnap este uh kifejezetten jo volt beulni az autoba foleg miutan a 39 fokrol lehult nehany perc utan hala a legkondinal. Elindultunk del fele mert Sanyi kollegaja javasolt egy aranyos kis helyet amit kar lenne kihagyni.Read more

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