Seaside and sun

We awake to sun and high winds, and a first sight of the villa we’ve rented  (having arrived after dark). Amazing location and pretty house, all be it with the quirkiness and minor niggles inevitably associated with such properties.

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San Vito lo Capo is a small seaside resort set on a craggy peninsula – no doubt buzzing in the summer, but very quiet in March. Just a couple of the dozens of restaurants are open, and finding a food shop on a Sunday proves a challenge.
Off for a first check of the climbing, and we choose sector Bunker on the main  Salinella area. This is near the middle of this 4km long cliff and accessed through a breche from the top.

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Set back about 50m from the sea, this is a sea cliff with all the scenic benefits but none of the hassle of tidal approach and wave lashed ledges. All very peaceful – apart from a howling wind which turns out to be a feature of the whole week. Comfortable, if gusty, climbing, but duvets on for belay duty.

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By now we’re a team of 21 and we make the evening  (and possibly the week!) For the lucky restaurant owner who we bestow our custom on. A euro 20 4 course extravaganza of fishyness results, as we huddle in a gazebo listening to wind and rain lash the tent.

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