Our friends Cathy and Graham had just left to start their journey home so we needed cheering up.
We got old Hannie the Honda, scooter, for the first time in six weeks and drove to Taormina. Then on up the hill to Castelmola and a walk from the book.
We climbed to the top of Mte Venere only 885 meters but I was absolutely on my knees. It was warmer than of late and I had too many clothes on, that's my excuse and I am sticking to it. Sarah had no problems. The view from the top made it worthwhile and the way down was a lot easier.
We bought some figs and oranges from an old lady on the way up and managed to eat most of them for lunch.