img_0036[1]img_0037[1]img_0043[1]img_0039[1]img_0033[1]img_0051[1]Yesterday we arrived at Porto Empedocle after a week just out of Agrigento at The Valley of the Temples. A nice campsite with good wifi, it enabled us to chill and recharge. Not much to see locally other than the temples. The footpaths destroyed by huge pine trees, it was near impossible to walk anywhere. We set off early and arrived at a sosta in Porto Empedocle. Parked up overlooking the ocean, it’s a stunning view. Not far from the stunning Scala dei Turchi ( turkish steps). We got settled in and then set off along the beach for the two kilometre walk to the Scala dei Turchi. Around the bay its a lovely walk, many people out on sunday enjoying the nice day. As you corner the bay the magnificent site of The white limestone rocks of the Scala dei Turchi come into view. From a distance you can see people walking up the step angle. The dogs super keen for a swim we climbed up and took in the view. The white back drop and the pale green pastel coloured water. You can walk around the steps and along the cliff edge. Not to keen to walk the cliff edge with two excited dogs we headed back after taking in the view. Last night we saw a beautiful horse splashing in the waves with its owner. We also saw Christan, who we met in Giardini Naxos, he is staying long-term here in Porto Empedocle, training dogs. He sadly told us about losing his beautiful Doberman the other week. Heart failure on the beach, so sad for any owner. He now has a cute little street dog puppy called Athena, who he rescued alongside her litter. Last night you could here the winds battering the coast and today the sea is very rough. We walked the dogs about 6km return along the beach towards Porto Empedocle. Chasing sticks and balls, they are knackered and our van is full of sand. Thank goodness for Dyson pet vacuum cleaners. Tomorrow we head to Selinunte and then Marsala. We hope to spend another two weeks on Sicily. Before heading back to the mainland.