Sunday 17th of September
Heaven on Earth : The Yacht Series
I cannot wipe the smile off my face.
Spending our days off here in Amalfi have been nothing but incredible.
Roaming the streets, meeting new people, hiking the mountains, exploring.
Safe to say I am filled with happiness.
My last post ended with us heading to Pompeii for a wine tasting session..
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. What did happen though was a fun night out in Naples; which then led us to Sorrento until the early hours of the morning. Ending the night with Ellen missing the passerelle and falling straight into the port. Was by far, the funniest thing that has happened this whole season. If only you could have seen it.
The next day as you can imagine was a right off. The following day I said ciao to Ellen as she set off on a little Italian tour through Rome and Florence with a friend. A little concerned considering she had no phone, as it drowned in the little wild night out incident and she was about to set off for a few days. I knew she would be fine but you know, foreign places, foreign friends etc etc.
Anyhow, we then moved the boat from Naples to Amalfi where we would be parked for the next 8 days.
The days in Amalfi have started with coffee in the square, always. Then the day flows how ever it wants. We have mainly been relaxing and it has been absolute bliss waking up and not having to do ANYTHING. A leisure I almost always take for granted being a workaholic and also a little hyperactive with little patience haha. I usually find myself having to stay busy, however these last few days. I’ve been enjoying every minute of the day as it seems to exist.
We dropped Mick off in Naples on the Thursday. He was venturing off to Nice; France, to meet his mate Joel (also known as Toothie) and they were going to embark on an epic motorbike ride on Joel’ s vintage 250cc bike from Nice back to Amalfi.. If you don’t, go and do yourself a HUGE favour and check out @thewetwayhome on Instagram. Follow their story, I guarantee you will have a laugh.
Driving to Naples it was fine, just over an hour and a half, no mishaps. I’m quite use to driving on the right hand side of the road now, though there are still a few times I look the wrong way at roundabouts haha.
After leaving the airport we thought while we had the car we would go and check out The Ancient City of Pompeii! Which is a must if you are around Naples. It was meant to be only 30-45min from the airport… we arrived 3hours later! Our maps on the phone kept getting our location wrong, which made us miss every street we were meant to turn down. After a few near misses, going the wrong way up one way streets, cars honking everywhere, and overall just crazy Italian drivers, we made it!
Pompeii was incredible. A city frozen in time. On a fateful summer morning in A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius buried the vibrant Roman city of Pompeii – It killed many of its citizens beneath tons of volcanic ash and debris.
The site was lost for about 1500years until its initial rediscover in 1599. The artefacts found provide an extraordinary insight into the life of Pompeii.
During the excavation, plaster was used to fill in the voids in the ash layers that once held the human bodies. This allowed archaeologists to see the exact position the person was in when he or she died. I was able to photograph a few of the bodies and some of the site so I will attach those photos at the end. It was a site I will never forget and the emotions you feel as you are walking through are indescribable.
What else did we get upto.. god feels like forever.
Elzy was due back on the Sunday, and Mick the Monday.
I got to say, kinda miss the pair of them.
They provide endless laughter for myself on a daily basis!
I know when they get back we will celebrate, as Mick and Toothie would have accomplished their bike mission and Elz would be back which is reason enough to celebrate I think!
Until next Sunday,