The Salt Flats

One of the main reasons we chose Sicily to visit is because my childhood and lovely friend Josie brought back a jar of sea salt from Sicily.  I enjoyed using it so much, I thought this might be the perfect place to pick up another jar of salt. Of course I could have bought it online, I am sure, but being there, being at the salt flats where they are drying salt from the sea is much more exciting, believe me.

 

This is where the salt extraction takes place. The extraction of salt from the water, as you can see is in varying stages. They pile it up and then they put a tile roof over each pile so that it will keep dry and continue breathing as it is drying out. You see two piles without tile roofs and those are ready to bag or jar for sale. I do not even remember the name of this little wonderful place, but the bus pulled up and a few explanations were made and then we were on our own. What a lovely little respite.

 

 

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marty
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 10:46:51

    LOVELY, LOVELY, KEEP ON……

    Reply

  2. Marty
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 10:53:23

    So interesting; we saw a “Salt Manufacturing” system in Canary Islands….
    similar except, laid out in flat row after row after row. mm

    Reply

    • Sheila Clapkin
      Mar 02, 2011 @ 18:40:16

      Oh so nice to hear from you and know that you are reading. We are home now and don’t know whether to go to bed or not.
      Thanks for commenting. Thanks for reading.

      Reply

  3. Jodi Legarra
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 13:17:16

    We’re glad your safe and having a good time.

    Reply

  4. terri d.
    Feb 27, 2011 @ 14:02:51

    all I can say again is “WOW!!”

    Your out-of-the-way experiences and tours are wonderful–you should put together tour packages for unusual, seldom visited towns the world over!!

    Love it!

    Terri

    Reply

    • Sheila Clapkin
      Mar 02, 2011 @ 18:38:19

      I would love to do just that and I did for awhile. I would work so hard on planning for people and have the perfet package and they would cancel. Just like that! Oh I hated it.

      Reply

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