14th June 2012
I love walking to the little port in Maiori from our hotel. We pass some charming cafe’s on the way and once we arrive there’s all the pretty boats and old men sitting repairing fishing nets. Today we’re off to Amalfi first and then Positano. We were early to Amalfi so it wasn’t crowded and didn’t feel terribly touristy.
I was keen to have a look around the paper museum so headed off in the general direction and ended up there with Rita, Tony, Jenny and Dorian. The young man who took us around was a real treat. He had some curious twists to his English that took a little understanding but was an absolute treasure trove of information. We made a piece of paper in the mill using the same setup that’s been there for hundreds of years. It was wonderful to see the original hammers, vats and water wheel still in place and working.
Another short ferry ride and we were at Positano which was far busier but just as gorgeous I think. There seemed to be good shopping but I only bought a couple of postcards, I figure there’s too much to see to spend all my time inside shops. A few of us had lunch and a couple of wines together up in the back streets before heading down to the port for our journey home to Maiori.
Good old Jenny helped relieve the boredom on the ferry ride back. I have photos of her trying to pole dance and do the Titanic pose at the same time – Gilberto is in the background looking at the pair of us as if we’re idiots. He could be right, but it kept us awake and laughing and that’s got to be a good thing I say.
Limoncello tasting this afternoon in Maiori – all I have to say is YUM!! I bought a couple of little bottles to take home for the kids to try – or maybe for me to enjoy between now and when I go home, whichever!!
It’s almost the end of our tour, tomorrow will be our last day on the bus. If I think about it I start to feel sad so I’ll just not think about it yet. Off to dinner now and then the dreaded packing again, thank goodness we’ve had stays of more than one night everywhere.