Hi vagabonda - the drive down from Erice went smoothly and very quickly! It looked farther on the map. I think we are getting our "roles" and "driving language" down better....:). I gave Marisin your regards and told her that she and Pensione Tranchina come well recommended. She seemed pleased.
An interesting development- the peron who now owns the old Tonnara has turned it into a destination place for weddings, etc. and has also stopped people from going to the water and/or from taking pictures of the historic building. Marisin said the community has hired a lawyer to look into what their rights are...it's disappointing as for 8 months I have looked at images of that area and said "I'm going to go t.h.e.r.e"....but perhaps we'll take a drive and see what happens. Anyway..two days of rest and relaxation!