A few weeks back I was walking through Atrani on a bright and sunny April day. The water was clear and shimmered in an intense mix of green and blue. I stopped to take a look at the beach, which still hadn’t been cleaned up and moved back into place after winter. The scene was thorougly winter, with the exception of some brightly colored kayaks out on the water.
I stopped and watched for awhile, and it didn’t take long to realize that there was a kayaking lesson going on. A group of younger kids were being taught how to get in, balance and row. Two men were giving instructions from the shore on how to maneuver.
The water is still very cold here, so there was a lot of incentive for those kids to stay inside the kayak! Some of them were a little shaky getting started, but after a few moments they were paddling along very well.
I was mesmerized by the bright yellow of the kayaks, their pointed ends so sharply defined against the intense green of the water.
It seems like such a peaceful way to experience the beautiful colors of the sea and the rocky shores of the Amalfi Coast. Maybe this summer I’ll try out some kayaking for myself!
Laura! Get over here to Pos and I’ll take you out for a ride, we’ve got 3 kayaks now, it’s easy peasy and I’d love to show you around!
Ciao Nicki! I knew this post would get your attention. 🙂 You guys are the pros at kayaking!! This summer we’ll make some plans for sure. Grazie!
Marina Dickey says
Cool photos. I love to kayak. You should definitely try it. It provides such an amazing way to experience the water unlike any other “flotation device” 🙂
Ciao Marina! Yeah … your first comment on my blog. 🙂 And now you’re a blogger, too! Welcome to the travel blogging community!!
Yes … I must try kayaking here. It looks fun! As long as I don’t have to be strapped into the boat. I’m fundamentally opposed to being strapped into any sort of flotation device. Except life preservers, I suppose. 🙂 Perhaps I’d be better off with a canoe!
I look at that blue green water and I just swoon with delight! It doens’t get more beautiful than that, kayak or no kayak! 🙂
Ciao Bella! Yes …. it was the color of the water that made me stop to begin with. So beautiful!!
LindyLouMac in Italy says
The sea looks so clear and beautiful in these photos. We will look forward to photos of you kayaking this summer then Laura.
Ciao Linda! Hum … photos of me? I’m the photographer of the family, so it’s rare to have any photos of myself. (Even my profile shot is a self portrait!) I’ll have to make sure someone documents if I ever end up kayaking! 🙂
I’ve posted before–my friend and I are almost at our one-month countdown to our arrival in Atrani. I appreciate these gorgeous photos! I hope the town is ready for us!
Wow … your trip is really coming up soon! You can really start counting down the days now. I’m hoping for a really positive and successful summer season for Atrani after the tragedy last autumn. I just love this little town, and I wish you a fabulous stay!!