On days off we visited ruins from Sicily’s historic past and saw wonderful vistas. Syracuse was steeped in history and Etna was just steep! I now know enough about eruptions, larva flows and Strombolian activity to get me through any pub quiz. And the Gambini family winery! Drink your hearts out was his introduction and yesh we did. Sadly our trip to the wonderful Taormina was met with a thunderstorm which sent us scurrying for cover.
Sicily is known as the island of the woman (apparently with three legs but hey - would the men notice)? And so it proved in our golf. Our overall winner was Kathryn Archibald who now holds the coveted Wood Trophy. She was closely chased by Alison Evans and Beverley Roebuck. Did their courtesy shots help them? Positively not. Mostly the group remained healthy although Linda’s Bush had a sting to it and our star male golfer had to be rescued from a lake after a misjudged ball retrieval effort. No names, what happens on tour stays there.
If ever we decide to do this trip again, I advise you, don’t miss it!