The Isle of Capri

Capri has been a resort town since the height of the Roman empire. It is a stunningly beautiful island and we had a joyous day, especially considering it was a replacement trip for another plan that went pear-shaped that morning. The ‘carpe diem’ sign we saw on Capri seemed particularly appropriate.

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The wealth – evident in the luxury yachts and boats, resorts, hotels and beautiful, well-dressed people strolling around – and cleanliness was in stark contrast to Naples. It was a hot day and made us feel stereotypically ‘on a Mediterranean island’, if you know what I mean. We chatted to quite a few locals, tourists and the people running businesses of one kind or another and it all felt very relaxed and friendly. One local resident, when he saw me admiring his garden, invited us in and was pleasant to the girls, especially when they reacted with such awe to his giant lemons.

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The girls – and it is evident in the pics – really enjoyed the cruise around the island.


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We ate well all day and Sarah, was delighted with a giant serving of her favourite dish, calamari. Lucy was a well-satisfied gelato enthusiast and Kate finally had fresh, buffalo mozzarella cheese and delicious tomatoes that really tasted like tomatoes. We noted, once again, how service in restaurants is exceptional compared with our Australian experiences. Thanks Rosa!

The day concluded with us catching the 8pm ferry home and I am pleased with this sunset snap but feel the need to juxtapose it with one I shot not long after. There’s always a dark side (memo to self: I still need to show/explain to Lucy Ying and Yang symbols).

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