We are now in Porto Palo on the south eastern tip of Sicily. This is a real fishing harbour and full of fishing boats. We later find out that the fishing boats can’t leave the harbour until the 15th of October to apparently let the fish stocks increase. We’re not so sure how effective that will be, but good on them for trying.
After an uncomfortable night at anchor we decide to try and get to pick up a mooring further in the harbour. We get permission from the fisherman and find ourselves right in the middle of it.
Some weekend fisherman return with a catch that stops the traffic, a crowd forms. The fish are small, as are the crayfish, but it is amazing that they caught them at all. Someone has brought them within seconds.
Burnt out boats with Arabic writing line the sea wall. Some Ukrainians were arrested here last week for people smuggling and we wonder if these boats were used for a similar purpose.
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.