Sicily the beautiful, yes look at her in the fountain…

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

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

Following the coast to Trapani and Marsala the most western point of Sicily Only about 150 ks from Tunisia

inland

Some of the inland roads

near the sea

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..

Coming inland to Erice was a bit of an experience 2 motorbike would have trouble to overtake..

View from the castle of Erice

View from the castle of Erice

Very narrow streets of Erice

Even the streets of the village are very narrow in Erice

 

Trapani

So close to Trapani, but still 15kms aways and 30 minutes….No freeway here

Hello there how are you going?

Why not a selfies

Time for a quick rest and a coffee at Mondelo beautiful sea side village

Time for a quick rest and a coffee at Mondelo beautiful sea side village

Another beautiful 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.

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

My cousin Marie Louise with her 2 sons and her daughter

The same table clothe I have in Australia it come from my grand mother on my father side. The B is incrusted in it.

The same table clothe we have in Seurre, it come from my grand mother on my father side. The B is incrusted in it.

Calascibetta, another view from our bedroom window...

The view from our bedroom window…nearly as goos as the camping car…

Narrow streets of Calascibetta

Narrow streets of Calascibetta, real fun to go there with the camping car and the trailer

Palermo

Arriving down to Palermo from Monreal

 

Palermo, very busy city with many long strait avenue

Palermo, very busy city with many long strait avenue

Palermo streets full of atmosphere

Palermo streets full of atmosphere, may shops and restaurants in small alleys

 

Just outside Palermo Monte Pellegrino Another hairy ride

Just outside Palermo Monte Pellegrino Another hairy ride

Another good camping spot

Another good camping spot

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2 Responses to Sicily the beautiful, yes look at her in the fountain…

  1. DouglasNorris says:

    I like the hot blonde on the back of the bike Mich!!

  2. Wendy says:

    Michel, how nice for you to see your cousin after so many years, and to meet her family. She certainly bucked the trend: Sicilians left home to migrate all over the world – no doubt your cousin couldn’t resist the good Sicilian food and wine!!!

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