Hi all sorry all who were waiting for the next instalment of our yet again amazing adventure. We left Taomina around 10.45 am bound for Catania and apart from the extremely nerve wracking roads on cliffs once again the trip was uneventful & we gazed mesmorized at the stunningly beautiful if not ominous Mt Etna. Taxi to our hotel which is about 10 mins from the old city. Quite convienent really.
We had a little rest then headed into the old city to see what it has install for travellers. Interesting centre very much Baroque & very beautiful but once again heaps of people Oh well I can,t expect it all layed out just for me. (Sorry if the typing is a bit strange & I am using a comma instead of apostophe but wifi is lousy today in the room so using the computer in lobby. Italian keyboard & doesnt seem to have the same things we have)
We did have a late long lunch with far too much vino made our way staggering would be the way to describe the walk back to hotel. Made it sometime around 4pm. We finally have Sky TV so able to watch some movies in English. Think we may have overdone it ...3 movies later & finally went to sleep about 11pm. Oh as we had such a late dinner we had a bad dinner of chips & fanta . Oh dear its getting ridiculous at times.
Great nights sleep & late breakfast once again took off to have a proper look around. Huge cathedral oh my is this turning me into some religious freak ! On to the museum five levels up stairs & once again traumatic effect on me . I did make it & saw all the over the top stunning artifacts strange religious paintings some very beautiful old vestements & incredible gold embroidery.
I do appreciate the artistic value of these amazing pieces but oh how boring are the repeated subjects. This is the cynical me coming out again. What would man have done with his gods ! Bloody hell there are a lot of blond blue eyed Jesus & Mary works : Strange me doth think.
Finally we discovered the unbelievable fish market ...it was an amazing sight men everywhere fish of every shape & size including live eels. Fortunately we are in a hotel & Bill had no possible way of being able to cook anything. It was very crowded & lively. Lots of fun . On the road above was the meat & veg etc market equally frenetic ...wasnt big on the entire sheep sliced in half right through their heads . Yuk !!
Finished the day off with a walk to the port...very industrial & really nothing I found interesting. So we find ourselves back in the hotel for a rest & a few more movies. Think we do need to have a couple of days with a bit of laziness involved. I havent worn my pedometer everyday but had it attatched today & it was just on 7 ks think that is about an average each day & sometimes more. Fine if it was just on flat ground but this is generally on hills & up & down stairs . Im whinging again I know but hey I m allowed arent I ?
Ciao for now going to go see whats on TV... so excited to be able to zone out for a while ...