We had a full day exploring the very active Mount Etna volcano after riding in the cable car and tutoring our Italian guide in some useful Glasweigan phrases during the jeep ride.
We paddled and swam in the gobsmackingly beautiful Alcantara Gorge and had a chance to try the different (and very tasty) nut butters that are a speciality on the island.
Our toughest day was the boat trip and hike to the crater rim on Vulcano island in blistering temperatures. The view over the other Aeolian Islands was stunning but the smell was stinky!
Our hard work was rewarded with a chillout day at Etnaland water park - what a utterly brilliant time we had!!
|We love Etnaland!|
|learning about the volcanic activity at Etna|
|"ooh the ground's hot......"|
|our local beach at Letojanni|
|Vulcano...we climbed to the top of that!|
|view over the Aeolian Islands|
|we can't even start to describe the stinky smell at the mudbaths on Vulcano|
|Last night and we went out for a 'family' meal|