|Sicily is the largest of the Mediterranean islands.
It sits just off the 'toe' of mainland Italy. One of it's mountains is
Mt. Etna, which is 10,700 ft. This island is densely populated with over
5 million people. This area was greener than the
places we had been farther south. They grow lemons, olives, almonds,
grapes and artichokes. We dock on the western tip at Palermo. There
had been a gas strike, because they export to Rome and their prices were
still over $4. a gallon. The 1st day after the strike (the day we were
there) all the gas stations were jammed and cars were lined up for
blocks waiting to buy gas.