Sicily, Italy, June 2004


Amazing golden mosaics at Monreale cathedral near Palermo..

St. Tecla, discovered in the Palatine Chapel.

The Aeolian Islands from atop Vulcano. Stromboli is the right-most island in the haze .

The sulfuric caldera on Vulcano.

Akka and Tempest anchored below Taormina Sicily.

Mt. Etna smoking gently above Taormina, Sicily.


Eureka! Rob pays his respects to Archimedes, at his supposed tomb
in the courtyard of the Panorama Hotel in Syracuse.


Akka under spinnaker, heading along Italy's south coast, and on to Croatia!