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The early bird catches the worm - get up early and catch scenes like this

Never let inclement weather deter you when you are travelling. Although the weather was clear on the coast it was foggy and cold on the slopes of Mount Etna when we visited in the autumn.

After taking the above photographs we headed up to the mountain and these are the photographs as we drove through the lower slopes to the top.

By the time we reached the end of the road at the summit the fog had thickened and the temperature had dropped. It was time for a hot cup of coffee before venturing out.

On the way down we met this cunning fellow.

The next day while we wandering through the charming town of Taormina, Mount Etna was always in the background