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... on top of the hill was very refreshing.
Checked in at San Francesco Monastery. Medieval but with modern amenities. My window looks out to a courtyard, I feel transported to the 11th century. Explored the scientific center. Didn't realise Richard Feynmann, my physics idol, used to lecture here. Dinner at S. Rococco cafe, two courses with a surprise desert. With neuroscientists from Cambridge. One of them's presenting ...
... of the temple.
I suffer information overload from the rich historical background shared by the guide. Or perhaps I was too distracted taking photos of the amazing structures by the sea... and just soaking it all in in whatever solitude I find away from the crowd. It is quite an experience being in monuments built more than two thousand years ago and still standing strong and proud.
... the sign, so inevitably a parking "assistant" came to help, but as his English equalled our Italian it was down to interpreting the sign language. We think....that between 12.00 and 16.00 you could park for free. Left the car anyway. Came out through the fish market, always a bit of an eye opener!
The tourist centre gave us directions for the major archeological site. Closed, and in ...
Well, I lied. We didn't cruise around the Egadi Islands but we did cruise the Mediterranean. We set off from a pretty little fishing port called, Castellammare del Golfo (big name for a little town). We hugged the coast (mainland), cruising through the Zingaro Marine Nature Reserve, past the village of Scopello (on my itinerary for next visit to Sicily) and the faraglioni rocks to the very touristy town of San Vito Lo Capo.
The Mediterranean Sea is such ...
... that if I want to get to Castellammare del golfo itself in order to get the bus to Palermo, I would need to walk two hours and/or hitch a ride. Or I could wait till Saturday where there may or may not be the chance for a lift.
The busses for Palermo are few and far between, set up for the working people, so I had a choice of 6am, 6.30am, 7am ,7.30am or 5pm! So I set my alarm for 5am and started the walk... If someone picked me up early then ...
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