First day at the beach

 

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The view from Testa di Monaco near Capo d’orlando, Messina
© Rochelle Del Borrello 2013

 

Summer has finally arrived here in Sicily, even if it’s been a chilly summer so far with overcast mornings and rainstorms. We’ve only just been able to put away our long sleeves but they are still within our reach as we are frightened to get a chill.

 

I’m defiantly a lover of the summer and I particularly enjoy the Sicilian beaches. I’m so lucky to live nearby the coast away from the over crowded major cities that my local beach is hidden from all the confusion and at times it feels like it is my own personal seaside.

 

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Testa di Monaco, Capo d’orlando, ME.
© Rochelle Del Borrello 2013

 

My son Matthias looks like he is a beach lover too and so I’m beaming at the prospect of spending the summer on out little patch of private beach side.

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Up close and personal with the rocky beach. Ponte di Naso, ME
© Rochelle Del Borrello 2013

 

Sure it’s a little isolated, there aren’t any shops or toilets and there are rocks instead of sand. The calm, clear, refreshing and literally azure coloured sea makes up for all deficiencies. 

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Ponte di Naso, ME
© Rochelle Del Borrello 2013

 

So here’s to a summer filled with rocks in our speedo’s and calm seas ahead.

 

Unwilling Expat