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Thread #169570 Message #4099986
Posted By: Steve Shaw
30-Mar-21 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Thanks for those pics, Dave. We know and love most of your places, having spent two weeks just outside Taormina, up the big hill towards Castelmola, a week in Siracusa (we stayed just over the bridge in Ortigia), where we saw the Greek and Roman amphitheatres, as well as our stay on Lipari. We "did" Etna (obligatory). We caught the bus one day from Siracusa to Noto (fabulous) which had to negotiate flash floods in a thunderstorm but the driver wasn't going to take any prisoners. By the time we arrived it was quite a nice day. We both love Sicily and we're far from done with it yet (though having been frustrated this year). I have lots of photos of the view from Vulcano and I noticed that you didn't have the same clear atmosphere that we had - it was the only day we had without the haze and that was courtesy of a huge windstorm the day before with a force ten gale in 30-degree heat...