Date: 15th August 2018
Travelled: 107 kilometres from Mount Etna to Roccalumera, both in Sicily
Stayed: Roccalumera Park Jono, €22. All the usual. N37.98067, E15.39623
We certainly cannot recommend the Sapienza car-park on Etna for a quiet night’s sleep. Up until 11pm there were still motorhomes coming in and despite having an empty 5 acre car-park to choose from, they stop and consider parking next to us in a space far too narrow for another motorhome. Then our neighbour returned from somewhere about mid-night and started singing. I had just about had enough when somebody else screamed out in Italian and he shut up and went to bed.
We had our revenge by not paying the €12 parking fee.
After coffee and fruit we take a last photo of Etna and start our way down the mountain. The alternator is slower getting worse, so having already saved couple of auto-electricians following a Google search. We are determined to get it sorted.
An hour or so later we come to the inevitable conclusion that the 15th August is a public hoilday in Italy to celebrate the “Feast of Assumption”. Nothing is likely to happen today other than we end up being on the back of a recover vehicle. So we stop looking and focus on getting as far north as we can without making it worse.
We walk up the beach to the next village and back without finding a little bar that inspired us to stop. A little disappointed we returned to the Hymer to find its karaoke night in the campsite, just what I need. Not a day to inspire you to buy a motorhome but it’s only 1 day out of a 75 days, so far this trip.