After getting up in the morning I went for another run up the local mountain, Monte Fossa delle Felci, 962 metres above sea level. It was a much more challenging route than I anticipated. It was so steep I couldn’t run up all the way, but had to hike for most of it. I found the trail head on the northwest part of town and made it up in about an hour. Around the same time I got to the top a nice group of people from Venice arrived via another route from the west. Our conversation was very basic as it was all in Italian (I’m getting better!) To get back down the mountain I opted for a trail to the south that took me past the village of Lingua and it offered much nicer views of the surrounding area than on the way up.
We left Santa Marina Salina in the afternoon and headed south for the island of Lipari. It’s the most populated of the Aeolian islands, I think around 10,000 inhabitants. A little while after our arrival I walked into town, got a few groceries we needed, and eventually came back to the boat and made dinner for us tonight. We had olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and bread as an appetizer, then tagliatelle with a nice tomato sauce I made. I had also picked up some fresh cherries from a vendor in town for our dessert. After our late dinner I walked into town and roamed around the bustling streets before retiring to bed around midnight.