Monday, April 30, 2012

Sweet waters in Sampieri.

Today me and a friend from Rome paddled few miles to explore the coastline East of Sampieri. The first picture is at the "Pisciotto", a ruined bricks factory, than we almost reached the beach of Maganuco and paddled back to the base of our club.
Between the bay of Sampieri and Maganuco there is the sandy bay of Marina di Modica and we just paddled into the mouth of the small river that bring sand to the sea. It was pretty short but nice and peaceful, with some ducks swimming around.
Back into the Sampieri bay we decided to enter the mouth of the river called Torrente Petraro. This is a bit longer (at least the sailing potrion) and it was really interesting to observe some birds like a Little egrett, some Sandpipers and an interesting nest with bird and 5 eggs of Purple swamphen.
We spotted a small snake too that quickly disappeared into the shallow water.
Back at the base, a beer and some food was a good finish.

In Italiano: 
Little egrett = Garzetta 
Sandpipers = Piro piro
Purple swamphen = Pollo sultano

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