We took a bus from the airport to the port and the ferry with seriously 500 others to Capri. In another life I think I'll run a ferry company here. At €17.50 a person, they've got to be making a ton of profit!
Our hotel is on the opposite side of the island, right along the beach above Marina Piccola. From here you can see the well known Faraglioni rocks and many yachts of my dreams!!
|The view from the beach at Marina Piccola|
Kate and I spent the afternoon on the pebbly beach. It really hurts to walk on and they get hot. I'm thankful I brought a pair of water shoes to make all this less of a problem. And, no worries, I brought I gallon of sunscreen along too! From the beach we went to the pool...so happy to have this option as well! Though Italians are famous for requiring swim caps in their pools, this one doesn't seem particularly interested in enforcing that rule entirely. Kate and I did make a special trip to Decathalon, a sporting goods store, just to buy a swim cap in case we'd need it.
We shuttled into the town of Capri. I was surprised at how big the town actually is- I expected it to be much smaller! We had dinner at a great little family run restaurant, Scialapopolo. It was some of the best food! I had a pasta and veggies dish that I'm pretty sure is what the family was eating for dinner also! For secondi, Kate had the best gnocchi! I kept stealing from her plate! I had a piece of roast beef that was rolled with spinach and pine nuts and set in a homemade tomato sauce. My dishes were on the specials of the day and cost only €8 each! What a steal! The meal was so great, I'm worried that the rest of the food here won't measure up!
On to Day 2!