2015-07-03 Colombus Marina, Trapani, Sicily

This morning we test out our new bikes
This morning we test out our new bikes
We take a ride around the old port area where there are more boats than cars
We take a ride around the old port area where there are more boats than cars
Fishing boats are plentiful in the port
Fishing boats are plentiful in the port

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Looking up to Erice on the mountain behind Trapani, where we spent the day yesterday
Erice on the mountain behind Trapani, where we spent the day yesterday
We ride around the boardwalk along the ancient walls of Trapani
We ride around the boardwalk along the ancient walls of Trapani
The freshly graded beach by the ancient city walls has many sunbathers enjoying the  still and warm weather
The freshly graded beach by the ancient city walls has attracted many sunbathers enjoying the still and warm weather
Part of the ancient city wall is beside the popular 'Le Mura Restaurant'
Part of the ancient city wall is beside the popular ‘Le Mura Restaurant’
A row of very ancient olive trees still survive in the city
A row of very ancient olive trees still survive in the city
The long streets of the old town were designed to go along the trajectories of the wind which would be relief in the summer heat
The long streets of the old town were designed to go along the trajectories of the wind which would be a relief in the summer heat
Corso Vittorio Emanuele is the major street of the old town and many of the fine churches and beautiful old buildings can be found here
Corso Vittorio Emanuele is the major street of the old town and a couple of the fine churches and beautiful Baroque buildings can be found here

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The magnificent Cathedral San Lorenzo was unfortunately undergoing repairs during our visit
The magnificent Cathedral San Lorenzo was unfortunately undergoing repairs during our visit
Time for a coffee !!
Time for a coffee !!

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At the end of the main street is the stunning Palazzo Senatorio
At the end of the main street is the stunning Palazzo Senatorio
In a nearby street we find the ornate Chiesa del Purgatorio
In a nearby street we find the ornate Chiesa del Purgatorio
 Church of Sant Agostino
Church of Sant Agostino
Palazzo Della Vicaria
Palazzo Della Vicaria
A fine building in Garabaldi Piazza
A fine building in Garabaldi Piazza
Tonight we dine at 'La Mura Restaurant'
Tonight we dine at ‘Le Mura Restaurant’
Ric orders a local vino rosso
Ric orders a local vino rosso
A mixed entree to share was recommended by the waiter (we said we only wanted to share a small entree)!!
A mixed entree to share was recommended by the waiter (we said we only wanted to share a small entree)!!
There were two platters of interesting looking food - black fish was a first time for me? Perhaps it was lot in translation!!
There were two entree platters of interesting looking food – black fish was a first time for me? Perhaps it was lot in translation!!
For main course (which I certainly did not need after such a large entree) I was talked into having the couscous with fish which came with a bowl of stock on the side - interesting!
For main course (which I certainly did not need after such a large entree) I was talked into having the couscous with fish which came with a bowl of stock on the side – interesting!
Ric ordered a steak which was cooked to order however covered with tiny tomatoes and grated cheese
Ric ordered a steak which was actually cooked to order and covered with tiny tomatoes and grated cheese !!

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