A long cruise - Messina, Sicily - part 3
Mt. Etna. If you recall, in the last set of pictures, the residents of Zafferana were all bundled up. We'll be going up to about 9000 feet and it will get cold. Bundle up! Scarfs and hats are required in November (maybe even gloves). But, for one day, do you really want to pack those items? Or maybe, don't take them and tell some really good stories about chattering in the Mediterranean on Sicily!
When the missus and I got married in 1985, we decided that cruising would be a good way to travel. We cruised on our honeymoon and this long cruise is our 20th. (I cruised prior to meeting the missus.)
We did not have an agenda when we began, we just wanted to get away from our busy work schedules. Some interesting things have happened through the years. One item is the number of places our cruising have taken us. I tried to count all the ports and got myself confused. Caribbean, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, French Polynesia and now Africa and Europe.
What we did not count on was the number of volcanoes that we have been to see. Mauna Kea and Haleakala in Hawaii; a drive in volcano (with no name that I can find) in St. Lucia; and Mt. Teide and Mt. Etna on this cruise. They are so different from each other. I am amazed at the differences.
This photo shows some of the lava from Mt. Etna in the foreground and the peak in back.