Sunday, April 29, 2012


kayak water polo

boat tour in Siracusa

inside a cave

looking into the water from the boat, about 6 meters

Becky, Hank, Me, and Gene

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Beginning of Summer

The sun has come out and the beaches are looking beautiful. We went to Taormina today to have a pre-Summer beach day. Taormina is one of the most beautiful beaches in Sicily and a very popular tourist destination. Unfortunately, the jellyfish were out so we had to be careful when walking in the water to get to a small island to lay out. It did make for some fun entertainment while laying out and watching everyone walk through the jellyfish infested water. A couple boys fell all the way in the water when trying to avoid them and others just screamed and walked very carefully. After laying out we had lunch at a beautiful restaurant overlooking the beach....a great end to our weekend.

the small island we went to lay out in Taormina

walking along the beach we noticed people spearing jellyfish

jellyfish we had to walk through in water up to our thighs...thankfully we avoided any nasty encounters with them

where we layed out

a traditional Sicilian cake - sponge cake with pistachio and chocolate

pistachio parfait

Gene admiring the view