I went back for a holiday with my friend Ruth and to see dear friends I had met last year, staying in Palermo, Selinunte, Catania, Noto and Cefalú. It was sunny, hailing, torrential raining and snowing!
Temples, salt flats, scala di Turchi, … the rich variety of landscape …..
…. and culture, mending nets, youthful swaggering, the cult of St. Agatha, selling vegetables in impossibly narrow streets.
and an old Tunaria right beside the airport… I discovered a little track and found myself almost on the runway!
On a more serious note, whilst we are so absorbed in the contents of our lasagnas, it would seem that despite the resounding “no” from the whole of Sicily, the USA is pursuing it’s intention of siting MUOS masts in a reserve area of outstanding beauty and too close to inhabited areas for comfort.
There is little doubt that this contravenes EU law, but does anybody have the power to stop this imposition? I am curious to know if American political enthusiasm for our continued strong presence in the common market has any connection… I thought the EU was supposed to be a strong alliance. There are many, many Sicilians who are very fearful for the future.