It’s always a bit more time consuming to pack up after a couple of days in situ. Chairs, tables etc, then the cloths line and awning not to mention the scooter. By the time the Hymer’s ready to roll, I am so hot and sweaty, I have my second shower of the day and its only 8.30 in the morning. So we drive around Agrigento and turn for the SS640.
There is no breeze this morning, the sea is dead flat and you can almost see the humidity. The best thing about moving on is we get a breeze as we travel. We don’t normally travel with the Hymer’s cab air-conditioning running, but its so humid here. Our first afternoon in Sicily as we departed Palermo we turned on the A/C and found it was obviously not working properly.
We stop for fuel at Caltanissetta, I ask the attendant about air-conditioning repairs. Lots of waiving hands, gesturing left and right he tries his best. 10 minutes later the bonnet is up and the young mechanic connects our air-condioning system up to a very fancy machine. It runs through all the tests, then our system is re-gassed and we are on our way, less €80. Going on to the Lidl still in Caltanissetta we do a stock up before continuing on to Piazza Armerina.
The ruins of Villa Romano del Casale are 5 klms this side of Armerina, so we turn for there first.
The road down the hill is just as bad. By the time we arrive at the sosta, the storm hits and we get a good dose of thunder, lighting and heavy rain for 90 minutes. The sosta is in a beautiful spot, so we apply some descretion and leave the scooter on the rack and have the evening in.