Day 14 - morning
Upon stepping foot on the Island of Capri, we rapidly followed our guide Ernesta to another pier really close by where those of us who had paid extra for the optional "Island Tour" excursion, boarded a smaller wooden craft! Only a handful of people elected not to come on this tour which in a way was much better for us since we had more room to sit on the boat!
I immediately took possession of the wooden bench at the end of the boat while the others, either on the sides of it or at the front. Glancing at the island's shore, many small sail boats were tied with ropes to concrete posts whereas other larger ones floated calmly on the sea’s surface. The entire area appeared quite inviting and touristic. I just loved the place!
And then, the motors were put on by the operator while I cozily sat on the boat’s bench under the Mediterranean sun! What a gorgeous morning it was to be cruising around the island! The sea was calm, the breeze was getting warmer by the minute and I just couldn’t believe that I was actually here enjoying the amazing vistas!
We cruised along spectacular cliffs where the splashing waves of the sea kept crashing along the rocky shore and where its deep sapphire colored waters kept shining just like diamonds under the sun’s glare. These were incredible scenes that one can only dream of. But I wasn’t, I was actually here seeing it in person!
Along the route, Ernesta provided us with details as to who lived here and there at the top of the cliffs. Those were homes of the rich and famous….nothing that I could afford in other words!
Many small grottos were seen along this unique coastline and a bigger one going by the name of “White Grotto” was even entered inside as we sat excitedly on the boat! Looking around, the water was totally transparent and I could even see tiny little fish swimming along the rocks on either sides of the boat.
Having the advantage of sitting at the back of the boat, I didn’t have any obstructions as I took pictures of the cave’s entrance right behind me! The views were totally awesome!
Continuing on with our boat excursion, we were now heading further ahead where the sight of three stacks of rocks better known as the Faraglioni, rose beautifully out of the sea and appeared to be beaming from the sun’s gaze while their shadows reflected on the water’s surface! We were heading towards the central cavity of one of those humongous rocks where it was large enough to allow passage of the small boat! Passing underneath the hole was totally amazing!
As we approached the end of our one hour boat tour, I looked up way above the cliffs and could see a statue of a little guy perched high above a rock along the island’s coastline. He appeared to be waving at the boats passing by. I later learned that this statue had a name….Scugnizzo!
It was 9:30am when we arrived back onshore and I was ready for my next escapade!Monique :-)