Borgo San Francesco
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Had an enormous walk up the side of a mountain. I did nothing but complain about it. Feel sorry for the poor guy with me. However I had to put up with him taking all of his clothes off as we progressed up the mountain side!! I had a big cunzatta at Alfredos! It's like a giant bruschetta topped with tomato, onion, anchovy, capers and olives. Finished off with the famous ...
Pretty nice yesterday. Windy as all hell today. Salina is the only island where you can do a really good walk, so that's what we'll do today! Hopefully the weather will improve tomorrow. Had a lovely moonlit swim last night off of the little jetty here at the hotel. The water is crystal clear and lots of tiny fish nibble at your toes. I like to keep my goggles on so I can see what's under me. Saw some evil looking jelly fish swimming around the other ...
... waited for something to eventuate. A bus by chance, came by that had the name of our hotel on it. Henry went to speak to the driver. The driver was Australian/Italian and his family owned the hotel. On we hopped. We have a beautiful room with a view of the sea from our balcony. The weather has changed for a couple of days. Much cooler so we can have a walk about and investigate. We bought some Malvasia vino and got slightly tipsy on it. Very sweet, like a sticky wine at ...
... place was full of Germans who love hiking up and down the sides of mountains with sticks. We ate the local delicacy 'arancini' a fried crumbed ball of rice filled with a variety of fillings. I chose ricotta and spinach. Henry had melanzane which is eggplant. Mine was better. On the way back in the boat I nearly had it twice. Was very glad to be back on dry ...
Because Insignia is a relatively small cruise ship, it is able to anchor in the bay off of Taormina. Larger ships need to dock in nearby Messina or Catania, as we have on previous cruises.
It's actually a big deal, because seeing Taormina from the water is a treat. It’s nestled in the hills above the sea, and glowed golden for us in the morning sun.