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... the Captain once again announced the sailing conditions. Although much brighter, but far from normal seas, I felt compelled to give the wristbands for seasickness a try. After a beautiful dinner of goats cheese soufflé with garlic cream sauce, crispy baked chicken and a show in the club lounge, I slept like a baby to the gentle rock of the ship, nursing my wristbands as I ...
... we crested a turn to see Palermo sprawled out in front of us. Seriously?!? Two hours of riding and Palermo is still in front of us?!? Our spirits started to drop so we did what men on motorcycles and the women who are foolish enough to ride with them do: we pushed on and looked for a café for a cappuccino or two.
Fully caffeinated and spirits restored, we rode on and finally ended up on the coast. By pure happenstance, we ...
... such as Genovesi.
At Erice's peak, the tower and turrets of 12th-century Castello di Venere look over cliffs and the lights of Trapani harbour. A brutal wind keeps us away from the edge. It's quiet in Erice this night, in this weather. I imagine it packed with coach tours on mid-summer days.
... pizza and the chance to wash away a day's worth of dust and sand.
Their home is large and filled with heirlooms, rugs and original courtly paintings. The garden is an olive grove and orchard. Dinner tonight is called in a augmented by delicious home-marinated olives, and wine provided by the family.
The Reserva Nationale dello Zingaro is just 11km east of San Vito but no public buses run there. You have to find your own transport. Most visitors opt for the €20 boat trip to view the rocky coast and take a dip offshore. Others choose a €10-15 minivan drop-off service. After much grumbling over price, we agree on the minivan, so we can hike at least, then discover they plan to cut ...
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