Sunday, September 03, 2006

Capri

Take the 10:30 boat from Amalfi to Capri, get yelled at by an Italian woman when we try to "steal" her saved seats on boat...Decide to walk up the hill from the marina in Capri to the main square - BIG MISTAKE, decide to ask an Italian lady for directions who responds in Italian, TBF (not realizing Mrs. TBF is standing so close to him) accidentally "punches" Mrs. TBF in the chin while talking to Italian lady and pointing - Mrs. TBF not hurt (steel chin), TBF's hand sore and heart bruised...One-quarter of the way up hill TBF is sweating and complaining, Mrs. TBF manages to secure a taxi and saves the day...Hours spent walking around Capri shopping, Mrs. TBF buys new sandals while TBF buys a shirt and new sunglasses...Take taxi back down the hill in late afternoon to the marina to take boat back to Capri, initially wait at incorrect dock (where Mrs. TBF takes picture of TBF wearing his "manpri" pants in Capri) which results in rare TBF/Mrs. TBF sprint to other side of bay to barely catch boat back to Amalfi...determine that Capri is nice, but been-there-done-that (twice)!...next trip to Amalfi will probably include no trip to Capri...

4 comments:

Expat Traveler said...

wow - what a horse race of a tail. Really... Funny story for sure. That definitely looks and feels like a vacation. Shopping... ah I miss that! (I want to shop in california again)

tobias said...

Capri seems to be neverending fun. Where should one go instead, then?

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great trip. Can you compare it to anywhere in the US?

BTW I can no longer post comments on non beta blogger accounts. I am told these features are coming soon.

The Medium Swede

The Big Finn said...

Tobias - I'm not saying not to go to Capri. I'm just saying that we've been there a couple of times, and we probably won't go there next year when we return to Amalfi. There are a lot of nice little towns just a boatride away from Amalfi - Positano, Sorrento, Salerno, etc.

TMS - Mrs. TBF says that Hawai'i is the only thing that comes close, but she like the Amalfi Coast better.