Positano

Our final destination on our grand Italian adventure was Positano on the Amalfi Coast.  We took a bus from Sorrento to Positano.  I hear the drive was gorgeous with beautiful coastline and rocky cliffs.  However, I had my head down for about 90% of the ride, trying not to be nauseous-the roads are super curvy and the A/C on the bus wasn’t exactly pumping.  Ah the joys of motion sickness…

I felt much better getting off the bus when I saw the view.  Paradise.

 We quickly found our hotel, dropped off our bags and changed so we could head down to the beach.  The streets are lined with boutiques, art galleries, and made-while-you-wait sandal shops.

We found a small market shop and grabbed some picnic supplies and sunscreen.

Giant lemons were all over Italy!

Then we spent the day relaxing in the sun!  The water was beautiful, but our wading got a little cut short in the afternoon because we kept seeing jellyfish!  We saw probably 3 of them, and that was enough for me.  It was kind of cool to see one, and luckily we saw them before we got stung.

After the beach we went back to the room to get cleaned up and then had a car pick us up and drive us to dinner.

View from our room’s terrace, not too shabby.

I wish we would’ve taken better pictures at dinner, but when you’re in the moment, it’s kind of embarrassing to be the tourist taking pictures in the close quarters of a restaurant.  Anyway this restaurant was hanging on the hill, overlooking the ocean.  The tables were literally across the street (small street, but still) from the restaurant.  So the waiters had to cross traffic to get to us.  We both ordered pasta with lobster (me) and crab (Hubby).  We thought we were just getting pasta with some chunks of meat in it.  My plate came out with half of the lobster and his with a huge crab with the biggest claw I’ve ever seen!

You can kind of see my lobster through the wine glasses, and yes-I’m wearing a bib
Giant crab for dinner.

Another wonderful meal in an idyllic setting!  We had one more day in Positano before our trip was coming to an end.  The plans for the next day were to hit the high seas…

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