ok, i just realized i lied yesterday.
today’s post isn’t on rome – that was day 3.
day 2 we docked in naples, italy.
they call it napoli – why don’t we?
anyhoo, we started the day off with a stretch class again, which was very needed since i worked out the day before and it had been such a long time since, well, any of those muscles had been worked.
after breakfast, we took a hydrofoil boat over to the island of capri.
our other option would’ve been to go to pompeii, which we would’ve loved to do, but we knew it would be crowded and wanted a mellow, relaxing day.
each day we set our goal to be present in whatever we were doing, to enjoy each moment, and to have fun.
traveling can get stressful, especially when you’re winging it each day like we were.
but having the attitude to let things unfold as they will was much more relaxing than fighting the unexpected.
i felt like such a tourist taking pictures by myself! and yes, i wore the giant floppy hat everyday – no sunburns for me!
so back to capri…
such a pretty little island, and a great start to our trip.
we walked around the port for a bit, browsing the shops.
then we decided to rent a scooter and be our own tour guides around the island.
our first stop was faro beach.
not sure why they call it a beach considering there was no sand in sight.
there were just a handful of people laying out on the concrete, so we decided to join them and relax for a bit.
thankfully we had our bathing suits with, but not a towel.
i mcgyvered a peasant skirt i was wearing into a towel for us both to lay on.
sean took a swim in the little cove, while i was only brave enough to take a quick dip.
me no likey water.
especially water with fish in it.
next we drove to the grotto azul, also known as on of the wonders of the world, the blue grotto.
down this steep walkway we went down to some tiny row boats.
i kept saying, “this isn’t it, there are no signs, its too small”.
once again, sean was right – we were in the right spot.
so we hopped in this little rowboat, then our “driver” rows us over to
the mafia his boss, and we paid him a ridiculous amount of money for a 5 minute boat ride.
i got over my bitterness for the fee as soon as we went into the tiny cave opening and turned around and saw what the wonder was all about.
i don’t know how it works, but the water was absolutely glowing in there.
the boat drivers (who were all drinking quite a bit of vino), all sang italian songs for us while we marveled at the amazing blue water, then took us back out and dropped us back on dry land.
next we drove to the center of capri where you could walk through a beautiful hillside town, peruse high end luxury shops (supposedly this is where the rich and famous escape to), and walk through the garden of augustus.
we also had to have some gelato, because it was such a warm day.
ok, even if it was raining we still would’ve gotten gelato.
no more excuses.
after we returned the scooter, we joined the rest of the cattle and were guided onto our hydrofoil back to naples, then back on our boat.
ok, now tomorrow really will be rome.