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Saturday, July 18, 2015.
Today we left the coast for the inland. Crossing the island from south to north to arrive in Monreale on Monday.
Although the day started with some challenges to find the right route, after a while we left OK, for a 500 m climb over a period of 20 km. The good news here is that this is not a very steep hill that you have to beat, but it is and endless 20km of constant climbing. On the way up we met a group of ...
... old farms completely demolished. We assume that this is due to earthquakes earlier in the century. It looks a bit dirty, but it has a certain charm these old buildings standing in the middle of hectares of bottles of wine to be (!). I have once been told that one vine is needed for a bottle, never understood why they could sell so many bottles, but if you see the fields here you understand.
The trip went well , we made good ...
... and other ancient things in a large park, all poorly maintained, all panels with explanations completely empty,... But nice mosaics in the bathhouse.
The other thing in the park is the museum, where they have a boat - or small pieces of it at least - of the punic war. Nice, with lots of amphora and other elements they got out of the sea and the archeological field in the area.
Funniest part was the guy who ...
... cheese and ham, different sorts of homemade jam and of course many sweet things that they like but we typically don't take for breakfast. Also, i switched back to coffee here in sicily, that is to say expresso, lots of caffeine, almost no water and lots of sugar.
After a quick breqkfqst we left around 8.30 for our trip.
How stupid can you be to book a trip in Sicily in July with a bike. There are mountains, it is hot and ...
Today we went to Castellammare del Golfo by the coach, which dropped us off at the top of the town. Gilberto had arranged a lift for me and my wheelchair but it was a very small car so only me and my wheelchair no Neil! Got down to the port and she took me to where the boat was and the group found me and Neil and we went for a coffee and a toilet break. As there ...