Friday, March 17, 2017

Mount Etna

Towards the end of January, my wife and I saw Mount Etna from Taormina on the East coast of Sicily.  

When we went out early in the morning, the sun should have risen, but it was cloudy.  It was quiet everywhere  There were very few people in the streets, and small cafes were just starting up to serve breakfast.  Mount Etna laid quietly behind the clouds in the distance to the west of where we were.  It looked mysterious and slightly gloomy. 

Little did we know that it would erupt again so soon after we left. It would have been quite exciting had it happened while we were there.  It is a reminder of how unpredictable a volcano can be.  

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