Archive for the tag 'Etna'

I got up early to finish my packing then I sat on the French balcony for one last time, enjoying the view of Etna in the early morning sunshine. It was heavenly; birds, bees and the occasional butterfly flew around me. A damsel fly landed and sunbathed on a nearby post.

As soon as Mr C [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Nov 7th 2019

Our alarm was set for 6.30 to enable us to arrive for breakfast at 7.30 (as the doors opened). As we arrived we were surprised to find that the room was quickly filling up with a large number of Americans. We couldn’t help but overhear their loud conversations; they were joining a trip to Etna. [...]

22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 2nd 2019

As on the previous day I enjoyed chilling (with a book) out on the French balcony in the early morning sunshine whilst Mr C snoozed for a while. Our plan for the day was to visit the Alacantara Gorge on the CityBySee bus but, once again, the trip set off at lunch time leaving the [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2019

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 27th 2019

This was the third day in a row that we had to plan breakfast around a meeting with the tour rep. We decided to go in for breakfast and Mr C slipped out to pay for the trips. In the end he only paid for the Etna trip as there was still doubt surrounding the [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Oct 23rd 2019

The breakfast room was light and airy and the buffet spread was comprehensive, including some rather sweet looking choices that were not quite to my palate first thing in the morning. After breakfast we met with Sylvana, the Citalia rep. She told us about the various trips that were available and where to find things [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 21st 2019

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 20th 2019

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