Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rock gardening in Siracusa!

One of the most beautiful destinations of Eastern Sicily is the rocky coastline which lies at north of Siracusa. It is just 3 or 4 nautical miles but could take a lot of time tu run if you try exploring all the caves and arches you can find along the cliffs.
This time we went there with a large group, about 16 paddlers, and the sea conditions were so good that it tooks the entire morning to explore every single cave and small bay we met.
The big surprise was a ship wreck that recently got agrounded on the rocks during a force 8 NE gale. All the crew was rescued with the elicopter of the Coast Guard. Now they are still working to remove the huge ship that luckily was empty at the time of the disaster. So little or no oil on out clean coast!

Here some links to photo galleries on Facebook:
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