Friday, April 25, 2014

Scala dei Turchi - Agrigento


"Can I climb up to the top" was the first thing my almost 7 year old son asked as we neared the white cliffs. They really are like a giant staircase and are so inviting for a climb. A gentle slope brings you to a flat, pure white platform, perfect for lounging, sitting, gazing out at the turquoise blue waters. I would have been happy to sit there doing just that for a long, long time, but the urgings of my boy pushed me to go another tier or two higher. Up there the ledges get narrow and climbing becomes a serious and scary business.

It took a lot of coaxing to get him down from those beautiful rocks. Only the temptation of taking off his shoes and playing in the nearby sandy water, skipping along the low smooth rocks that peaked out between the dunes, got him down. I soon joined him as we hunted for little crabs and enjoyed the cool freshness of the water on our sweaty feet.

Getting him to part with these waters was no easier than climbing down from the rocks. I understood completely since everything about the spot was just so perfectly beautiful. It's a place to be soaked in and relished, not rushed. We hopped off the rocks and moved along the sand where sweet little sea shells found their ways into our hands and pockets.

Our tummies were starting to grumble and Sicilian hubby's restaurant search was leading us to another spot. As we filled our pockets with the final seashell souvenirs we regretfully parted ways with this paradise. My boy summed it up as he saluted the rocks and beach: "This is the best day ever!" I couldn't have agreed more.

6 comments:

  1. So many people enjoy the Scala dei Turchi. I am very lucky as my husband is from Aragona, Prov. Agrigento and we spend many hours there. Unfortunately during July and August it is mobbed. Out of season is wonderful. BTW I thoroughly enjoy your blog.
    Diane

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    1. You are lucky Diane! I can imagine it must be mobbed in the summer. This time of year is perfect even if the water if a little cold for swimming. Thanks so much for you comment!

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  2. Salve Karen....we share a passion for Sicily. Amazing photos! I have just subscribed to your blog.

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    1. Hi Marisa! Yes we sure do! Thank you so much for stopping by. I am happy to meet you! and I, too, have subscribed to your blog. Happy to follow along.

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