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Thursday 14th May
Back to the coast to re-plan. The Mimosa campsite is lovely and just off the beach. We have our own private bathroom so after arriving just before lunch we decided we would do nothing for the rest of the day except enjoy the sunshine. The area is classed as the Southern Tyrrhenian coast and a popular holiday destination for Italians and their visiting American relatives (enormous numbers ...
The birthplace of Archimedes(you remember the book Mr Archimedes bath) and chosen island for Mafia. There are quite a few mafia type souvenirs around the little shops, along with lava from Mt Etna, which was smoking satisfactorily when we were leaving. Lots of tiny streets in the old town, plus, of course, high end shops and tourists, but not as many as other places. Antiquities too and I would have liked to spend more time here and less in ...
... and was the highlight for me. The Hop on Hop off bus ride was an absolute shambles. The Italians didn't seem to understand the concept somehow and kept trying to insist it go another way. Safely back on the ship we were 'treated' to a display of folk dancing from people resembling the character in Where's Wally with their stripes and funny hats with a bit of Morris Dancing thrown ...
... to explain that i was the grandchild of mashu serafino or the kid of ciccio u cellu...or the niece of giovanni & tommasino u cellu...those are our sopranomes (on my dad's side)... that is typical spilinga..
Two fulls days is not nearly enough to see the whole family and my friends that i grew up with so i did my best. I got to hang with my only first cousin on my dads side who is 11 ...
Good Morning Vancouver
So we are near the boot of Italy tonight. Out on the coast at a small sort of B & B called Borgo di Santa Barbara. It is a few Kms past Tropea and not like the one closely named the same in California. In fact we are within sight of the sea, within meters of the railway line and within fewer meters of 6 goats and a rooster who thought it was morning about 5:30 when we arrived. We wanted to flee the touristy areas and guess what...we have. I ...