Sicily to Croatia
Dubrovnik Travel Blog› entry 23 of 69 › view all entries
August 20th, 2008 – by: monitoringmedlow
Sorry for the delay in updates but internet has been hard to find.
So from last photo update when we were in the Amalfi Coast we spent a long day driving all the way to Sicily. but was worth it as we spent a night in Taormina, a gorgeous village on a hill, with a beautiful beach below. Was great to spend a day at the beach.
From there we headed to Mt Etna, the live volcano on Sicily. We met the others who had arrived in Sicily that day: Jono, Sara, Marko, Lisa, Kevin, and also met up with Gio and his sister Sara. We "climbed" mt etna and did a walk around one of the craters created by the eruption of 2003, which was great to see. Unfortunately didnt get to the see the lava that was flowing from the other crater as it has been erupting since May this year.
We then all headed down to Cava D`Aglia in southern Sicily, where we set up camp in the best campsite ever - the olive grove behind Gio`s house! We had electricity, running water, the lot! All we needed was the portable air conditioner. So we spent 4 nights in Sicily, going to the beach, eating amazing Sicilian food, meeting Gio`s family who were SOOOO friendly and helpful. A big thanks to them! However, they were a little too friendly and wanted to share everything with us. Unfortunately we all came down with a tummy bug which wiped us out for a day or so. We`re still building ourselves up again, but doing a lot better.
From Sicily we then drove up to Pizzo on the south west coast of Italy and stayed a night there. Upon pre ride daily inspection of the bike (that i may or may not have been doing daily) i discovered large cracks appearing in the rear tyre. With the extra weight i did not want to put safety at risk so hobbled slowly to a tyre store. Three stores later no luck, so decided best to head to Dubrovnik and try in croatia as everything was shut in Italy till the 25th Aug. Made it!
Now have a new rear tyre, the only one in Dubrovnik but it fitted! I thought Honda was supposed to be global, apparantly not the same size!
4 Nights in Dubrovnik before heading to Serbia, Albania and Greece.
Ciao For Now,
Amy and Chris
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