Saturday 31st October Woke up at sea to a very grey day with increasing winds & a rising sea. d*** had his last acupuncture session & we had a late breakfast before making a very poor fist of the pub trivia quiz of Halloween questions, not our strong suit. The ship is pretty stable although we roll & pitch slightly but very majestically. Luckily the wind is largely behind us for the crossing to Italy so the effects are minimised. Later the swell i...
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Friday 10th May Set off for the station at about 7.30 & went to buy a ticket to Naples. Only 1st class was available at E140 so we took it, much to Dick's disgust. The train trip was Ok but it was delayed in a tunnel for 25 mins before Taormina which was frustrating. We did get our best views of Mt Etna from the train as it was a beautiful day. The countryside of eastern Sicily is so fertile that everywhere vegetables or fruit are grown. As the track ran a...