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Capri – an adventure for our eyes.

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We taxied down to the Marina in a limousine the hotel uses as a taxi. We caught the hydrofoil jet boat over to the island taking about 30 minutes to travel to there. It was a interesting trip as it was our first time to view the coastline from the water. I was in awe of the way the houses and businesses are built into the rock structure of the sea cliffs.

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On arrival at the island we took a tour with a company Motoscafisti . Pew opted to do the full 2 hour trip around the island. We had a short wait for the boat and on boarding a loud woman was yelling at her husband ( quite comically) as she had pushed to the front of the queue and wanted him to join her. The seats were long , running along the two sides of the boat and as weeding to sit down she used hand gestures to tell us that the spot was for her husband . We’d ended up getting what turned out to be the best seat at the front of the bow. At one stage as we entered the green grotto she tried to sit up in our area but I waved her away this time haha…a look of displeasure filled her face.

The rocky cliffs towered above as our boat was at times tossed heavily by the waves. We saw houses owned by the rich and famous and water that was a turquoise colour ( not dissimilar to that of the Great Barrier Reef where the sand/ rock / coral is of similar colours too ).
We arrived at the Blue Grotto and I had to make a hard bucket list choice. The queue for a trip into the grotto had approximately a 90 minute wait for a ride into the grotto. The company we used had boats waiting to transfer us to should we wish to wait. At the time the sea was getting rougher and there was a chance the rides would be stopped for a short while. I weighed up the wait time, what we had seen and still wanted to see and decided with a little regret to pass on the blue grotto.

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We arrived back on land and headed for the funicular ride up the mountain. Capri felt like a theme park with all it’s adventure rides. We walked through the turnstiles with Ally and me going first. The ticket numbers showed there were still 8 spots on the funicular for that. Departure but with Brian and Tim behind us and several gates operational , the glass doors closed on them licking them out of the next trip ( the one Ally and I had made). Brian looked sad so the man let him and Tim through but we ended up waiting for the next trip to get the best view position on the funicular.

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We had lunch at the top at Ana Capri then headed back down for a swim in the pebble beach. The water was warm but the pebbles proved hard for Brian and we laughed ( in a nice way of course lol) as he stumbled out of the water – he wasn’t the only awkward beach user though. It was funny too watching kids stack buckets with pebbles and fill bottles with pebbles.

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Our next adventure was a taxi ride along the winding roads as they climb to the top of Ana Capri. The views down and along the way were amazing. It was at this point drinking in the unforgettable views, my regret of not visiting the blue grotto was lost.

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Eventually we had to board the ferry for the trip back to Sorrento. We were not only filled with amazing memories but also coated in the sun ‘s rays so our skin was a nice hue of red.

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Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

8 thoughts on “Capri – an adventure for our eyes.

  1. That beautiful scenery would have definitely made up for missing the Blue Grotto. The weather looks like it has been kind to you so far.

  2. Just beautiful…Capri sounds as if it deserves to be on everyone’s bucket list.

  3. I am re-living our trip to these beautiful places through your blog. So glad you are having such a great time. We also decided to pass on going in the Grotto. Seeing it was perfect as the risk of the water getting too high was too much of a risk. The water is an amazing colour and the houses in the cliffs are something else! Make sure you dont get too much sun!

  4. I’m sure you have lots of great memories of this.

  5. Fantastic scenery. I want to go back there !!!!!

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