The plan was actually until November 20th. to stay at Agricampeggio Alessandra and then move on to see the island. At the moment it looks like our stay here will be a bit longer.
Italy is now divided into 4 corona zones: green (does not exist …), yellow, orange (this includes Sicily) and red. Orange means we are allowed to move, but only within the “Commune”, ie the local area. After a very short thought, we decided to sit out the whole thing here for the time being, a possible return to Heidenheim was not an option for us. The infrastructure here is right, we have few social contacts (and only outside and at a distance), the weather is nice, the beach is close by, Lui can move around freely and there are shops in the next town. Let’s see, maybe we can still circumnavigate Sicily when the situation has relaxed a bit – at the moment we feel comfortable and safe here.
One day before the lockdown, we rode our bikes again to Sant’Agata di Militello, about 10 km away, to go shopping. There is one of the few “Eurospin” far and wide, a relatively large discount supermarket. When we arrived the line in front of the entrance consisted of 6 people, when we were outside again people were queuing across half the parking lot. We weren’t the only ones who used the last day with freedom of movement to replenish supplies …
Our days here all look the same – typical stand vacations 😉. First dog round around 7.30, have a late breakfast, go for a walk with Lui on the beach around early afternoon, do laundry, clean and go shopping from time to time. Uwe goes into the sea every now and then and otherwise we just hang around in the bright sunshine 😎. The days are warm, the evenings cold, rainy days extremely rare – perfect winter weather.
Otherwise we employ the Italian post office to deliver our various orders. Coffee grinder, wifi amplifier (thanks to Philip for forwarding and adding Mon Cherie and Eszet cuts 👍), ashtrays and folding bins lost on the way, dog food etc.
In between, Christian stood with his to the camper / Shirtmobil converted ambulance at the campsite and Uwe has printed a T-shirt with our logo. Become a class – thank you for that! 👍
I spent my birthday in the south for the first time and really enjoyed having morning coffee outside in shorts and a T-shirt and spending a wonderful afternoon at the stand.
Uwe baked me a pear, walnut and chocolate crumble under difficult conditions. No ground almonds were available in any of the supermarkets. Coconut flakes and pistachio flour en masse, but almonds only as a whole. In the absence of a mill, the almonds were processed into flour with a hammer – it worked great and the result was absolutely delicious! Thank you for the effort and a great day 😘.
Let’s see what the next time will bring. As I said, at the moment we feel that we are in good hands here, we are enjoying the travel-free time, but we are also looking forward to the onward journey and the rest of Sicily.