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!