The best laid plans sometimes go awry and today we planned to go Capri with Domenico, but Phil had a bit of a dicky tum so we postponed the excursion. With Phil’s blessing, Roger, Frances and I decided we would really like to look at the Amalfi Coast shoreline from the water so off we headed into the village to catch the bus into Positano. The road was busier than the first day we took the bus and there were some quite hair-raising moments as bus squeezed beside bus along the narrow streets – sometimes so close you could almost touch the passengers in the passing vehicle… not for the faint-hearted.
Once in Positano we drank in the view again from the top bus stop where we alighted – it is such a picturesque place, with something new to catch your eye on each visit.
While we waited for our ferry I took the chance to shop for a linen shift – I luckily found the perfect dress which I chose to leave on because it was so warm. While sifting throught the huge array of shifts on sale, it occurred to me that the reason there are so many either rich blue or pretty deep aqua colours is that those hues are reflections of the Blue and Emerald grottos…
When I returned to the jetty Roger and Frances were sheltering under a shade cloth in the queue for the ferry to Amalfi – we watched several ferries of all shapes and sizes coming along side the wharf to take on passengers or to allow them to disembark.
Once on our ferry I positioned myself to take photos of the coastline – I was so glad that we decided to make the trip as the view back to shore allows you to see how clusters of houses cling impossibly to the craggy hillsides, churches sit on high hills, hotels perch precariously on rugged promontories, old roads twist and turn along the rocky escarpments, tiny inlets house private beaches dotted with colourful umbrella, caves – both large and small dot the coastline, and boats of every kind take to the water. I am going to let the photos do the talking …
As we pulled into Amalfi we decided we would return to Positano on the next ferry as none of us had fallen in love with the town, but there was an half hour wait so we returned to the Pasticceria where we had enjoyed the good coffee and cakes – pushed for time we had to hurry them up a little, but we made it back to the ferry in time to enjoy the ride back.
Having returned to Positano, we wandered back up to the bus stop through the busy colourful lanes stopping along the way to buy takeaway sandwiches. There was no issue with the bus being full this time and we arrived back to find Phil feeling much better.
The rest of the day was spent relaxing and making the most of the Villa and its panoramic views – and witnessing another beautiful sunset….
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