The island was quite the journey to get to from Catania with a 2 hour bus ride and a 1 hour boat ride to port.
Having got up and left at 6:30 AM I was already tired by the time I got there.
There were many great views of the island after getting there, but none were very good for getting photos of the area.
I did try my best though to get at least some photos that didn't suck...
We finally got to our destination after a couple of photo stops and one stop to taste a little wine (by a little I mean a quarter full dixie cup of dessert wine).
The bus took us to get lunch at a beach which was alright nothing to brag about though.
We got into the water which was on a rocky beach which wasn’t great because the rocks hurt my feet with their sharp edges and heat from the day, and I had no bathing suit to go any deeper.
The gelato was good here that made me happy!
The beach was very rough and the part nearest the water was steep enough to make it difficult to climb up as the rocks slid around.
Various pigeons and seagulls terrorized the parts of the beach with food swooping down for parts of bread or other food left out. They would even fight each other a bit for meals.
There were tons of little wooden boats that were on shore of various sizes and conditions to take photos of.
We eventually left the beach and went to the town of Lipari and explored the castle and streets of the island town.
There were some above ground cement caskets up around parts of the castle area in Lipari.
I have seen plenty of scooters in Italy, but none of them have been quite as interesting as this one was!
This dog decided happily to pose for the camera while lying out at the beach.
The old boats and narrow picturesque alleys gave the town a chill feel that made life seem to pass more slowly.
We spent only a few hours here, but I could easily go back especially if I got to plan out my trip and visit other parts of the island's coast.
This church was insanely quiet and very grand with its tall white walls and what not.
This marked the end of the trip.