Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Palermo to Trapani - Sicily

27 August to 1 September 2013

This is just a page saver for now with images. The full blog will be added soon
First stop Carinni which was nicely protected in the light north westerly breeze

It was a nice light airs motor sail from Palermo

Anchor down and time for a swim

Great to have friends Linda and Anthony on board for a while.


Our berth in Trapani could hardly be more protected from any weather event
Each dock is an independent operation. Ours proved a good pick although a
bit tight manoeuvring in to our inside berth.
Riding the cable car up to the medieval  walled mountain town of Erice

On their 20th anniversary Anthony and Linda renewed their marriage
vows high atop the bell tower at Erice. Very cool.

Karen at the entrance of one of the towns many impressive churches.

No tacky neon signs in Erice.

The store were incredible.

When the fog rolled in the town took on a very ethereal atmosphere.


We hired a car and headed of on a road trip to one of the world’s most magnificent ancient sites less than an hour’s drive from Trapani at Segesta. Set on the edge of a deep canyon in the midst of the wild and desolate mountains, this huge 5th-century BC temple was probably never finished. Its 36 columns are said to act like an organ on windy days, producing mysterious and beautiful notes.

Sicily is acknowledged as having better preserved Greek ruins than can be
found on mainland Greece.

 The theatre, overlooking a magnificent landscape towards the Mediterranean Sea, has remarkably survived invasions and earthquakes (the town is situated in one of the most seismic zones in Europe). You need at least half a day to walk in and around the temple.
The views from the ancient theatre were amazing.

Duelling cameras.

We discovered an incredible restaurant in a converted, fortified farmhouse
out in the country about 15 minutes from Segesta. Lunch was excellent, huge,
washed down with fantastic local wine and CHEAP.


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