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At 6:00 PM
previous day's journalNovember 10–11, 1997next day's journal
Sunrise (local): 7:34 a.m.
Sunset (local): 5:53 p.m.
75°F sunny
Traveled Since Nov. 9
6 mi / 10 km

1119 mi / 1801 km
Lat: 37° 30' 16" N
Lon: 15° 05' 15" E
Elev: 0 ft / 0 m

[Webmaster's note: This dispatch covers the days from November 10 to November 11. The almanac data refers to November 11.]

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Catania, on the island of Sicily click to view a map
Where We're Staying: Hotel Centrale Europa
Places We Visited: Travel day — no visits
Featured Site: Aeolian Islands, also known as the Isole Eoli, also known as the Lipari Islands
People of the Day: Antonio click to view a photograph and Franco click to view a photograph Lanza
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: minestrone soup
Breakfast: fresh baguette, lemon butter, coffee
Lunch: pasta with either octopus or vegetables
Dinner: Tunisian pastries, bread, cheese, salami, fresh fruit juice
Olive Count: 1095
Word of the Day: Salut means "cheers" in Italian.
Tech Fact of the Day: Mount Etna click to view a photograph, at 3,350 m (10,991 ft), is the largest active volcano in Europe and the most active in the world. click to view a photograph
Flat Count (Cumulative): 3
Broken Spoke Count (Cumulative): 15
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