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... parking, but no luck, so we drove on. The weather has turned more overcast and breezy as we have driven along. We see many many fruit trees in this area, so full of fruit that they are dropping on the ground - apricots, lemons and other citrus fruits.
As we drive through, there is still nowhere to park - and not even a small space where one of us could stay with the van and the others could go swim. Its sadly looks like we will have to swim on ...
Tuesday night was "cheese night" at Hotel Bella Vista. Daughter Christine supervised as the guests chose either raclette or fondue dinners. Accompanied by some surprisingly good local Valais wine "Heida", we had our fill of great cheese. The raclette cheese was made right across the street in the Horu kaserei (cheesery) in Zermatt, and better than any raclette cheese we have been able to purchase in the states.
Wednesday we ...
... and slaves. We viewed several houses with ornate frescoes, some incredibly well preserved. It was an afternoon well spent.
Pompeii was still an hour away from Positano and we resumed our journey to the Amalfi at 1900. What beautiful scenery awaited us as the sun was setting over the Mediterranean as we followed the coast road from Naples to Positano.
We checked in, then descended a multitude of steps from the hotel to the bottom of the town by the sea to find us ...
... the increasingly spectacular corniche road with around 1190 hairpins, which opens one vista after another with each turn. We passed the Positano, Grotta dello Smeraldo, a marine cave of luminous emerald waters that you can visit by boat or elevator/rock-cut steps, the village of Praiano, the Vallone di Furore, one of the coast's most impressive gorges; before arriving at Amalfi. That was very ...
... and thirsty, this is for sure the drink of choice. Just one spritz before lunch and then "acqua con gas." This is really sparking water. When you order water, you have the choice of "with gas" (sparkling) or "still" (plain water). I never really cared for sparkling water before, but now I can see how refreshing it is. I am now a fan of water "with gas!"
The bus ride back to Amalfi...now that was a bit of an adventure. First, I had a bit of a ...