Time to go and explore some of the coastline and small villages of this beautiful island. I guess Islands are always more beautiful than the mainland, like Tasmania of the coast of Victoria or Corsica of the coast of France, Sicily is no exception, people are also different more insulated not really worry about the problems of the mainland. That’s not their problem…. The culture food and architecture is very diverse because of the influence of so many invaders over the centuries, the Romain, Sarrasins, Normans, Spanish to name a few all left their influence. And as a bonus I find a cousin I didn’t see for 68 years and we use to live few hundred meters apart….The first photo represent Sicily at it is best, beautiful and free….
A naked lady in a fountain in Mondello, a little village near Palermo
Following the coast to Trapani and Marsala the most western point of Sicily Only about 150 ks from Tunisia
Some of the inland roads
Often the road high in the mountain follow the sea
Coming inland to Erice was a bit of an experience 2 motorbike would have trouble to overtake..
View from the castle of Erice
Even the streets of the village are very narrow in Erice
So close to Trapani, but still 15kms aways and 30 minutes….No freeway here
Why not a selfies
Time for a quick rest and a coffee at Mondelo beautiful sea side village
Another beautiful village, Castlellammare del Golfo
Calascibetta from a distance, where my cousin live, My cousin Marie Louise was 12 when I was born in Seurre, at 16 she went to Dijon to high school and then on to Chalon to do Nursing, took a job in Swisserland, meet her husband doctor from Calascibetta. the rest is history. Only came back to Seurre for funerals and wedding and of course i was in Australia.
My cousin Marie Louise with her 2 sons and her daughter
The same table clothe we have in Seurre, it come from my grand mother on my father side. The B is incrusted in it.
The view from our bedroom window…nearly as goos as the camping car…
Narrow streets of Calascibetta, real fun to go there with the camping car and the trailer
Arriving down to Palermo from Monreal
Palermo, very busy city with many long strait avenue
Palermo streets full of atmosphere, may shops and restaurants in small alleys
Just outside Palermo Monte Pellegrino Another hairy ride
Another good camping spot
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