Well, it's great to be back after a few months in the UK working on some projects.
Etna is erupting, but the flight got in OK. A 2 hr wait for the regional bus and then 2 hrs again through olive and citrus groves, but it's well worth it. I'm impressed with Sicily.
They've had a dry summer, with no rain for almost 3 months. Blue Hound is fine apart from rust-dust (the dust is iron oxide based) which wipes off with a cloth.
Even the beach was tempting!
Now to planning the next sail - Scylla and Charibdis figure strongly in legend. Whirlpools and water spouts, then the contrary winds of the Aeolian Islands. Should be interesting...