Friday, June 28, 2013

One of the most famous sites in Sicily: Taormina (seen from the sea).

With a very nice family from US - visiting Sicily for only one day - we paddled the Taormina coastline. Lots of caves, small bays with gravel beaches, crystal clear waters, stacks and a great view of Mt. Etna volcano. The tormented limestone cliffs have created in this place a perfect rock garden for sea kayakers and sometimes (with new moon and southerly winds) there is even a small tidal race...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Far from the sea, into a lava tube!

This time I would like to post some pictures from a trip of an activity made with our Club MAREMOTU.
The short hike into the lovely birches wood led a small group of us, including children with some new fellows, to one of the eruptive vents that occurred during the 1971 activity on the east flank of Mt. Etna volcano. Here started a long lava flow that leaved a narrow and deep lava tube, one of the most didactic of the hundreds you can found in Mt. Etna.

Paola is showing the re-melted roof of the lava tube.

Me, explaining the genesis of the cave.

The group during the crossing of a dry creek.