Dear Hubby, bless his heart….had a white knuckled ride on the Amalfi Coast today…I loved it, but it was more than Dear Hubby could take….by 10.00 am he’d ordered his first beer and all he kept saying was “this is insane”. The drive from Naples along the coast is breathtaking but not for the faint of heart as the sheer drop along the cliffs can make even the most adventurous traveller a little woozy. To add insult to injury we got the window seat… closest to the cliffs…..I think during the whole trip, Dear Hubby maybe looked out the window twice.
The views were amazing, scenery like I have never seen….terraced gardens of lemons, kiwis, olives and chestnuts. Twisting, winding roads, so narrow that tour buses can only go in one direction and no two buses can go by each other, one has to wait while the other passes. At one point there was a rock naturally sculpted out of the cliff that looked like the Madonna holding a bouquet. Many overlooks were a sheer drop down to the ocean below….and no guardrails.
We stopped and visited the ruins of Pompeii, with Mount Vesuvius as the backdrop.The ruins are spectacular and our guide was very informative. It was amazing to see what Roman life would have been like in the 1st century.