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On our way to look around the medieval town of Cefalù, we stopped to photograph the Norman fort we have passed every day since we arrived. Like a lot of the Norman history, it seems to be inaccessible, either fenced in to someones land, collapsed or bricked up. This one was no different, situated behind a fence and a locked gate. Ah well, the photo of the tower with the modern motorway behind it shows the ancient and modern side of Sicily.We parked down by the marina at Cefalù, under it'd impressive rock. After checking with a lady in a kiosk if it was OK to park there, which it was and it was free, we headed up into town.
One of the few "doors" from the town, probably used for escaping when attacked, lead directly onto the impressive and very jagged rocks, hardly an easy escape plan, but who would want to follow them?
The ancient buildings and roads, were beautiful, with the smells of home cooking wafting around us as we passed by. Everyday seems to be washing day and today every house had a colourful display of clothing and bed linen!
The main church was impressive and free to look around, with a huge painted alter piece which hangs over you as you admire its grandeur.
Back outside we wandered the back streets searching out interesting places, and insights into day to day living in the city.
The ancient wash house, down by the beach, but separated from it by a wall, was really interesting and unlike any other wash rooms we have come across on our travels.
Later, after walking back to the car, we drove up to the impressive mountain top town of Pollina, just from the campsite with some amazing views over the campsite and the Tyrrhenian Sea.Yesterday we bought herbs for a herb garden so today when we got back to the caravan, I planted it ready to enhance our cooking