This post is written by Karen
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I'm down here by the water, just taking in more waves and the sounds of passers by. A bit of local life, just spending time on the Main Street of Canneto, listening to the waves.
The lamp posts along the water and some lights from homes along the hillside are are inviting.
We watched another wondrous sunset over the islands, some sun light and cloud shades over the water and against the massive rock formations around both Volcano and Lipari, from what we could see at the lookout we found the other day. We happened upon that spot in mid morning and figured it would be a worthy photo opp if we returned at dusk. High up on the hills and overlooking parts of both islands, it's ideal. Unbelievable actually.
We explored the island of Volcano today. Took the hydrofoil over and found ourselves another scooter. We rode across the island, stopping at ___ gello for a particularly beautiful sight of the volcano and also Lipari town across the water. Our exploring has provided us almost every angle of Lipari town. Kind of a fun little adventure.
People here are so helpful and friendly, even to us goofy tourists. We manage well enough without even modest Italian. Gestures and a few words still get us what we need.
Volcano island had goats wandering almost everywhere, on roads and all. We first saw them along the paths leading up the volcano and later all along the roadways leading across the island. One group of goats had a leading goat wearing a bell (video), a particularly delightful sight.
We checked out the idea of kayaking, and after some discussion about energy levels and time and cost, we decided to find out about boat tours instead. To our pleasant surprise we found a little boat company, a friend of our scooter rental guy, who would take us around both Salina and Lipari Islands, on a 12 person boat, with a lunch stop and 3 swim stops. Included are stops at two grottos and caves and a view of all the spots we have found so far by scooter, but now a chance to view them from the water!! And for half the price of kayaking! Good choice!
We leave tomorrow morning! We scooter over to the docks and leave at 10am, and return at 5.