Friday, December 27, 2013

Last paddling of 2013

Only after ten days I found the time to pubblish the pictures of our last paddling of 2013. Everything was organized for some friends coming from West Sicily but at the last minute they had to cancel their visit and only me, Giuseppe and Gianfranco went out: the three guide/instructors of our organization!

Capo Mulini at Gianfranco's place was the meeting point. The weather was beautiful, so nice that we played with some rolls. Of course in the small village of Santa Maria La Scala we got a wonderful granita almond/chocolate.

Mt. Etna was already full of snow, not yet enough for skiing on the south side. Once back home a (late) lunch was ready thanks to our loved wives and we ended the day playing with our children. Great Day!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

The monthly meeting in Catania

For the second time we join to the meeting along the coastline between Catania and Acitrezza promoted by the Circolo Canoa Catania. This time the start point is in Acitrezza. Just after the circumnavigation of the small island in front of the harbour we lose sight of the group of the "racers". But it's ok, everyone is paddling at his own pace and we want to enjoy the shoreline... Here, once more, pictures of our loved coastline!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

South Sicily. Kayak meeting to paddle and plan (and eat).

Almost all our paddling days ends with some eating of good food and also this sunday ended with a banquet. From our base we paddled in a light headwind and low clouds to Marina di Modica where we had a stop for warming up a coffee and a hot chocolate for the smallest of the group.

Our next stop was at an ancient port, with cleats carved into the rock that were used for the towing of boats.

On the way back a long wave and the wind helped us but for someone it was time to experience seasickness that quickly ended on approaching the beach and the breaking waves! For someone else it was time to capsize in that waves!

Big cooperation on transporting kayaks, washing equipment and... setting the table with a lot of very good home made food from the south and north Sicilian traditions: schiacciate with sausage and dried tomatoes, scacce with obergines, scacce with ricotta cheese and sausage, scacce with tomato sauce and onions, stuffed peppers, rice salad, ragusano cheese, bred and olive oil, beer, etc...

The planning of the activity for year 2014 has been overshadowed but we had a wonderful day. 
Thank you all!