Alicudi and Felicudi

Mor Toad / Moy Toad
David and Jocelyn Fawcett
Tue 26 Sep 2017 06:12
These are the two most westerly Aeolian islands. We decided not to visit the most westerly one as little there - a steep sided volcanic plug with a few houses clinging to one side . Might have been interesting but pretty exposed.
Felicudi slightly larger apparently 250 people live here numbers swelling dramatically during the summer months. Quite a lot of houses scattered around though again some look pretty precariously perched. It has 2 hotels for summer visitors - a 'place to get away from it all ' and there is evidence of a lot of terracing around the island and there are still a few vines and olive trees plus a lot of prickly pear . Apparently a lot of both were grown but a lot of people left in the late 50's and 60's for Australia and many of the terraces are no longer cultivated. There is a road ( very twisty due to steep hillside so evidence of a few vehicles on the quayside and on our walk yesterday passed by the Cabaniere in his 'smart car'. However the island is cross crossed by mule tracks not that we've seen any mules but apparently these are the shortest routes for getting about and the transportation of goods!

Clear water 24 deg so good for swimming round the boat but black bouldery beaches not so conducive for walking along !

So onto Salina today