Hotel Regina Cristina
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... down - including a walk from where the gondola would have picked us up - we enjoyed a good Italian gelato each.
By all accounts it was too choppy a day for the Blue Grotto... however with my awesome sea legs it was not a real loss!
The fast Ferry got us back to Castellammare where we had a relaxing night with fresh market foods. Matthew crashed early while I stayed up, drink red wine and ...
... I waited... and waited... and waited. The tour bus stopped and went. Bus 154 stopped and went. I waited some more. A motorized gelato cart on a Vespa drove by entertaining me for 30 seconds of my 45+ minute wait. It started to sprinkle and I was certain I was going to be caught in another downpour. Fiiiiiiiiiinally, bus 151 came. As I went to hop on I realized there was no room. I was not waiting another 45 minutes for the next bus!!!!! I pushed and ...
... and other boats wait around the grotto in a circular fashion whilst the row boats move between them and pick passengers up and take them inside to visit it. They have a system in all this organised chaos and I loved it! They can fit four in a boat but the Italian rower told me that especially for me, he would take my friend and myself without extra people-wasn't that nice? I didn't ask-he offered. You have to lie down flat on the boat as you go in and ...
... truly ON though.
By the time we arrived back at the pier in Sorrento, Mario was waiting. We said "arriverderci" to our endeared Luigi and FIlippo and Susanna resumed their previous identities as they relaxed in the capable hands of Mario for our hour's drive back to our Almalfi hotel. By the time we arrive back at the hotel it was just twenty minutes after 5pm and already dark.
Mario had another hour at least return to his family in Sorrento.
Today we were off to visit the island of Capri. The alarm went off at 6:30am this morning – ouch! We’re not used to early starts, or alarm clocks, and in the end I had to pull Ness out of bed at 6:50am otherwise we would miss our train to Sorrento and our boat departure to the island.
We took the train from Vico Equense to Sorrento as it’s much easier than driving 30 minutes of twisty roads and ...