On Saturday we went to a big Carnival in Aciraele. It was awesome!
There were loads of people there. I brought a mask. Everyone had squirty goo and heaps of confetti. We all got confettied. The ground got covered with it.
We saw an anti GMO fruit float, another with a giant fish on it and another with people eating steak. They were all amazing! The music was really loud. There were also bands and cheerleaders. At the end we also had nutella crepes - yum!
Carnevale a big celebration before lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Carnevale lasts about a week. The idea is you party and then spend lent recovering.
Carnevale Queen above and king below.
I went halves with Daddy to buy a drone!!! I saw someone flying one and so I wanted one too. I used money from my savings, birthday money etc.
So I ordered one online. When it arrived I crashed it! I am still learning and doing lots of practice.
I love flying!
At Every Sunday BBQ there is a French man called Maurice, he always brings pastry's (so good)! And the kids (such as myself) go trailing behind him. I like the cannolies best, second best I like the cream puffs, a layer of pastry filled with cream, the third best is a little tart thing with strawberries and other fruit on top and creamy custard inside. Um umm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You may have heard the statistic, that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Well in Licata that has already happened. At first the problem seems overwhelming.
Anyway, some cruisers in the marina organised a clean up day. Of course we went along.
We found lots of flip flops, lighters, pipes, toothbrushes, one shopping trolley and of course loads of plastic bottles. But the most common rubbish here is the polystyrene tray's the fishing boats use. There were probably hundreds along this relatively short stretch of break wall - a small sample of what is floating out there...
Afterwards, there was time for a drink to celebrate making a small difference, before it was Sunday BBQ time.
We could hear the sound of distant thunder and thought an arriving storm would be great to capture on time lapse. Storm rolled out to sea, but images are fun.
From the hill behind Licata looking down over the marina.
Wildflowers.. .looks like spring
Castle at the top
We're an ordinary family of 5 dreaming, planning and now beginning our adventure around the Mediterranean (and further afield), having an awesome time! Look out for our boat and come and say hi.