So then, now I’m back from Sicily….. (pic content)
Scoping out possible bike opportunities?
Impossible not to!
Dez, there’s a fair sized town half the way up!
The road goes about 2/3 of the way up and there’s a touristy-area with gift shops and cafes, then a chairlift (Shut due to poor weather/cloud/snow when we were there though) up to a train that goes round!
Right next to the resteraunt there are 2 craters. One fairly small, the other a decent hill in its own right, both of which are recent eruptions. There’s pics showing people standing outside the resteraunt watchin lava flinging all over the place!
Posted 8 years ago
This pic is from the top of the smaller crater, and to the right the steep slope is the bigger crater. That’s the resteraunt roof below! It was 2 degrees and blowing about 40-50mph wind, which blasts you with volcanic ash, hence Kirsty looking frozen!
If Enta blows in a big way, LOTS of people will die.
Next time I’m taking a bike!!!
Best road decent ever? But not on a road bike – Too rough!
And some awsome urban downhilling. Parts of this path would be truly scary to ride down: Steep uneven steps straight onto the road anyone? –
Same path: Stepped hairpins, and it got a LOT steeper in places too –
A tricky walk to the top, then down through clouds of sulphur?
Yes, that’s the rim of a volcano, on the island aptly named Vulcano. This second pic was as close as it’s really possible to get. The sulphur is choking. REALLY bad.
Same place, pretty damned technical in places, fast in others
And Any mountain that looks like this during the day… –
….And like this at night HAS to be worth a shot, Yeah?
That was the view from our balcony. Utterly amazing the first time you see lava, even from a distance
And of course let’s not forget the cake…
[Arnie]Posted 8 years ago
I’ll be back.
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