2015-07-11 Cala Fredda, Levanzo Island to Scopello, Sicily

Early morning in Cala Fredda on Levanzo Island
Early morning in Cala Fredda on Levanzo Island

 

The picturesque village of  Cala Dogana nearby
The picturesque village of Cala Dogana nearby

 

Passing another small bay as we make our early departure
Passing another small bay as we make our early departure

 

From Levanzo Island we pass Trapani in the distance on our journey north east
From Levanzo Island we pass Trapani in the distance on our journey north east

 

The fishermen are already busy pulling their nets
The fishermen are already busy pulling their nets

 

Mount San Guillano
Mount San Guillano

 

The lighthouse at Capo San Vito
The lighthouse at Capo San Vito

 

The very popular tourist beach at San Vito Lo Capo on the north west tip of Sicily, has a very long beach with white sand and crystal clear turquoise water
The very popular tourist beach at San Vito Lo Capo on the north west tip of Sicily

 

The long beach has white sand and crystal clear turquoise water
The long beach has white sand and crystal clear turquoise water

 

There are quite a few pleasure boats in the area
There are quite a few pleasure boats in the area

 

Stunning coastal scenery along this coast
Stunning coastal scenery along this coast

 

Limestone hills
Limestone hills

 

Friendly locals give us a wave
Friendly locals give us a wave

 

We approach the beautiful natural reserve along the coast called Zingaro
We approach the beautiful natural reserve along the coast called Zingaro

 

A few small boats are anchored in the small bay
A few small boats are anchored in a small pretty bay

 

We drop our anchor so we can go for a swim
We decide to join them and drop our anchor so we can go for a swim

 

The narrow beach has many people that have walked into to the area or come by boat
The narrow beach has many people that have either walked into the area or come by boat

 

I go for a swim to the tiny rocky beach nearby
I go for a swim to the tiny deserted rocky beach nearby

 

There are plenty of photos to take of the Tangaroa from shore
There are plenty of photos to take of the Tangaroa from the shore

 

The turquoise water and red rock made a stunning contrast
The turquoise water and red rock made a stunning contrast

 

Hardly a space on the beach and in the water within an hour of our arrival in the bay
Hardly a space on the beach and in the water within an hour of our arrival in the bay, so it was time for us make our departure
We continue along the picturesque coast
We continue along the picturesque coast

 

Scopello Bay
We approach Scopello Bay which is a safe anchorage for the night

 

The buildings in the tiny sheltered bay were originally a tuna factory
The buildings in the tiny sheltered bay were originally a tuna factory

 

There are ancient ruins in the area including one perched on a high rock by the water
There are ancient ruins in the area including one perched on a high rock by the water

 

A lovely home by the water  with steps down to the water
A lovely home in Scopello with steps down to the water

 

Shortly after our arrival a bride arrives !!!
Shortly after our arrival a bride and groom arrive with their entourage !!!
A lovely mother and son on a neighbouring boat
A lovely mother and son on a neighbouring boat

 

At the entrance to the bay is an unusual rock rising from the water
At the south west entrance to the bay is an unusual rock rising from the water

 

After photos in and around the building at Scopello, the bridal party leave for their reception
After photos in and around the buildings at Scopello, the bridal party leave for their reception

 

We celebrate being the only boat left in the magnificent bay
By evening we celebrate being the only boat left in the magnificent bay

 

Together we cooked a picante vegetable sauce which we had with local fresh pasta - delicious
Together we cooked a picante vegetable sauce which we had with local fresh pasta – delicious !!

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