La Playa Blanca
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Travel Blogs from Santo Stefano di Camastra
The boat docks at our rock beach and we board for our voyage to Capri. We watch the green sea and coast as we make our way over and cruise around Capri. The water is very choppy and tiny row boats are lined up outside the small entrance to the traffic-jammed blue grotto. It looks like it would be hours to get in if it is even possible. So unfortunately we miss this archaeological site. Our typical luck!
Once on land after a ...
Today we ventured further along the northern coastline, from Messina, to Milazzo and then Cefalu another famous beachside resort town. The weather was a bit bleak by the time we got to Cefalu, but the views were spectacular. We had lunch at a nice seaside restaurant, and headed back via the coast road rather tthe the Autostrada. Then we joined ...
... and proximity to Mt Etna, the weather was somewhat changeable with rain falling for the majority of the last hour in Taormina - this didn't phase us though as we dipped in and out of a number of local shops en route to our waiting coach in the bus terminal. Reunited aboard the coach again, we set off for the next leg of our trip towards our prime destination: Mount Etna. After approximately one hour we arrived at the small town of Nicoloso, wedged below ...
... the towns we visited today was also the quietest. It is an interesting place, noted for its division between the old town and the new town. In 1693 an earthquake devastated the town, and killed 5000 people. The survivors decided to build a new town higher up, (of course) called Ragusa Superiore and at the same time shunned their patron saint (St George) as he didn't protect the town from the quake. So they made St John The Baptist the ...
... right on the waters edge, I took the opportunity to get some sun on my lilly white legs, while Sue decided she needed to splash in the Ionian Sea. It was a bit cold in though, so after a knee deeper she chickened out and went back to sun baking. Then the wind sprung up, so we decided to pack it in and head for home. Tonight, my legs are slightly burnt, but not much ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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