One of the things I love the most about the Amalfi Coast is being near the sea again. Those of you who popped over to Italytutto.com to read my Behind the Blog interview now know that I grew up for many years on the beach in Florida and spent my undergrad college days in America’s Sailing Capital, Annapolis, Maryland. While never an avid boater or fanatical swimmer, I have to say I am more at ease and happier when I live close to the water. The sounds, the smells, the lifestyle, and, of course, the boats.
I love how the ports fill up with boats during the summer months, many of which are just passing through. Walking along and looking at the clever, fun, and sometimes bizarre names people give their boats is one of my favorite evening activities.
On Capri I found this big seagull who seemed to be admiring the boats just like me. Tomorrow we are renting a small boat and exploring up and down the Amalfi Coast all day. I can’t wait! While I have been out on boats a lot here, this will be the first time on a small private boat where we can go wherever we want. I am looking forward to discovering the little coves, tiny beaches and grottos along this beautiful coastline!