Just a short scenic walk from Amalfi lies the pretty village of Atrani... It is here I stayed in a backpacker's hostel sixteen years ago.. and here I returned to relive that first glimpse of 'Santa Maria Maddalena' as you turn the corner on the walk from Amalfi. Some things never change and the beauty of this scene still captivated my heart and imagination.
I had little time to wander around but enjoyed every minute. Especially conversing with the local shop keepers. They were keen to know if I thought Atrani had changed in the past sixteen years.. and I assured them it was exactly as I remembered it.. I was quite proud of that little conversation. Held completely in Italian from my rusty memory of two weeks at language school, sixteen years prior.. It's these conversations that are always the most memorable.. Making a connection even with my poor Italian.
Leaving the village I turned back and took this shot.. I love the gentleman with his shadowy presence. Standing at the water's edge.. Is he contemplating life? Or just if a swim is in order?
That's what I like to call the pretty aqua sea froth caused by the jet boat engines as I travelled from Positano to Capri.. .. Better effects than photoshop I say! .. In fact all these images are 'as is' with the exception of the sky of course. Positano actually doesn't have lettered signs floating in the sky!! Funny about that!! .. Although in it's not unusual to see a pink sky at night!!
We've had a few pink skies here in Sydney this week... Monday's temps were over 38c!!!! [that would be 100 for you Fahrenheit Folk]. Normal temps for us in January or Feb, but November? This one day heatwave of ours was just a tad early and got me thinking about how much nicer 38c is when you are on a boat on the Mediterranean!! What do you think?