May 11, 2017 - 7 AM - Island Sky docked at her berth at Siracusa (Syracuse).
This was our last port of call in Sicily.
The approach to the city was somewhat murky that morning, however
the closer we got the deeper the colors became. . . . . . .soon the details of
the ancient ochre buildings became clear, beautiful and welcoming.
Our ship, Noble Caledonia's Island Sky, moving in toward her berth at
the Syracuse waterfront - aways fun to watch the crew maneuvering a ship alongside
and, as you can see, we couldn't have been closer to town which was great.
That morning I was really feeling the effects of the 'Euro-bug' which had hit me,
several other passengers, plus the Island Sky's chef, quite hard.
I'd already croaked for three days with laryngitis, then a burgeoning cough over
several days had me feeling lousy.
Not going ashore was out of the question - most likely I would never be here
in Sicily again - so off I went, camera around my neck, bag stuffed with tissues,
Ricolas for my throat, and sunnies to hide my red, watery, no makeup eyes.
Still a few more stories to come from the May Sicily/Malta cruise - such a wonderful
voyage to new to me places.