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Nature reserve in Tindari

August 17th

Drove towards the point of Tindari where the church with the black madona is on the top of the cliff. At the base, there is a nature reserve with some lakes and a finger of sand that stretches out into the sea. We spent a few hours there, walking through the area, relaxing on the beach and swimming.

Later, we drove to the church at the top of the cliff. The views from there were spectacular and we could see the base and finger of sand where we were in the morning. It was so peaceful there. The church itself was amazing, especially the inside, but was not allowed to take photos.

When we got back to the boat, there was this loud buzz of sound that seemed to be coming from our boat. Hundreds of birds had gathered on the bow of our boat and the couple next to us. When we woke up this morning, the bow of the boat had been covered with bird poop. Now we know where it came from!

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Hiking through the reserve

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John at the top of a sand dune
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Spectacular views in every direction
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Interesting plant life

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Church at top of cliff
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Beautiful succulent
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At the base is where we were in the morning
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Black Madonna on relief
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Pottery for sale

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Hundreds of these on our boat and next ones over

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