Rude awakening !!!


HE said the builders were in !!!!
House being built across from our overnighter on a beach ..lots of banging pre dawn .. Yawned and turned over untill banging on Hettys door
It’s the bl***y Saturday market setting up and we were in a rather big vans place …up we got in flurry .. I growled at the veggy man but its their village so we move across the road for our very early coffee and off to the ferry to Sicily
Driving around the Toe of Italy gave a great view of Mount Etna steaming quietly away and found a fabulous stop for an over nighter .. Perhaps next time …

We had heard the ferry boarding was chaos .. Missed the turn ending up in town only to find the ticket office in front of us .. Off HE went € 96 for a 20 min crossing … Hells bells … We then went into the ferry queue at the front … How we did it I don’t know but within 5 mins we were on board ..and part of the queue behind us was turned away as the ferry was running late . Sneaky or lucky I don’t know. .

Manage to clip a lorry with the wing mirror or did the lorry clip us .. Don’t know .. I say to J if it’s to tight a space let the other guy try to get through then it’s his fault if he gets scratched because there is a lot of place to tight to call …
Then we are accosted by Tunisian wind screen washers .. NO we said .. But he cleaned them anyway .. And didn’t get a cent from us. ..
We then worked our way out of Messina J is now doing the bullying as our English good manners don’t work driving here its dog eat dog . Travelled through some very narrow villages hardly wide enough for Hetty as we refused the toll road on the satnav parked up on beach side at Giardini Naxos with super yachts and small cruise ship in the harbour after a good pizza in La Lanturna … View of bay very pretty


Author: "Travels with Harry Hymer"

Me and Him and Hetty like adventures ..We spend most of our summers sailing Now a little elderly for big boat racing and have turned to Radio Controlled Yachting competing nationally and even internationally ..I have travelled to many countries in my other life BJ (before John)lots of Indian backpacking trips. Panning gold in the Yukon..Pacific island hopping ..Far east and so on ..John won't go to India but I managed to get him to Morocco and Sri Lanka but didn't expect a Tsunami.

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