2015-07-01 Punta Longa, Favignana Island to Colombus Marina, Trapani, Sicily

Montagna Grossa with fort Santa Caterina perched on it's highest point of Favignana Island
Montagna Grossa with fort Santa Caterina perched on it’s highest point on Favignana Island
We leave the island and return to the coast of Sicily and continue west for the port of Trapani
We leave the island and return to the coast of Sicily and continue west to the port of Trapani
Arriving in Trapani we make our way to the Columbus Marina where we were recommended to stay by the mechanic that was booked to do some work on our boat
Arriving in Trapani we make our way to the Columbus Marina where we were recommended to stay by the mechanic that was booked to do some work on our boat
The Port of Trapani in ancient times was originally the port for the nearby ancient hilltop town of Erice
The Port of Trapani in ancient times was originally the port for the nearby ancient hilltop town of Erice
As the marina was tightly booked we were only able to get a berth along the pier with the smaller cabin cruisers -fortunately at a discounted price!!
As the marina was tightly booked we were only able to get a berth along the outer pier with the smaller local boats -fortunately at a discounted price!!
At the front entrance to the Colombus Marina is a statue of Maria Stella Maris a protector of the Mediterranean Sea
At the front entrance to the Colombus Marina is a statue of Maria Stella Maris a protector of the Mediterranean Sea
Vincenso the mechanic was delayed a few hours so a coffee and a stroll around the town was on our adjenda
Vincenso the mechanic was delayed a few hours so a coffee and a stroll around the town was on our adjenda
No shortage of Italian Restaurants here in Trapani
No shortage of Italian Restaurants here in Trapani
Statues are plentiful in town too
Statues are plentiful in town too
The statue of Italian Patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi who lived in the 1800's
The statue of Italian Patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi who lived in the 1800’s
The ancient town of Erice perched on the hill behind Trapani
The ancient town of Erice perched on the hill behind Trapani

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This coastal beach is frequented by the locals and visitors in the summer months
This sheltered coastal beach is frequented by the locals and visitors in the summer months
By Viale Regina Elena is the promenade along the waterfront
By Viale Regina Elena is the promenade along the waterfront
The Avenue of beautiful trees also along the Viale Regina Elena
The Avenue of beautiful trees also along the Viale Regina Elena
The port houses hundreds of small local fishing vessels
The port houses hundreds of small local fishing vessels
Our NZ friend John joins us for a pizza and a glass of wine
Our NZ friend John joins us for a pizza and a glass of wine
Sunset in Trapani
Sunset in Trapani

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