Cassibile, Sicily, Italy, July 2021

Cassibile, Sicily, Italy, July 2021
+ My feelings
Cassibile’s Cava Grande nature reserve is truly a marvel. I had the impression of being in the Gorges du Verdon, not for the river but for the atmosphere. The descent seems gentle at first but with the heat, 38°C (100°F), at first it was painful. Then, the descent is more difficult with a sheltered part, under the trees. And then, we hear the water, we hope to see it soon. We can make it out, but it still seems distant.
And finally, there we are. A limpid water which asks only to welcome me in spite of its freshness. I managed to get the water up to my chest but didn’t go any further.
You have to arrive early, ideally, be there around 9am. At 1pm, it started to get crowded, with many children. It was time to leave because paradise quickly turned into hell. And hell continued with the comeback. One hour ascent, a drop of 289m (948ft). You have to take your time, take breaks and above all, drink …
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