The Island of Capri, Italy
It has finally started to snow here in Yorkshire, England! Unfortunately, there hasn’t been enough yet to make a photography shoot worthwhile! So today, sitting in my warm study looking out at the cold and the flakes falling, I am taking you on a short trip to the magical Island of Capri, which lies off the West coast of Naples, Italy! Penny (my other half) and I, travelled to Capri for a visit following a very quick stop off in Sorrento. Capri is a small but stunningly beautiful island! If you do a Google search, you will find that the island is famous for different reasons, but the one that kept being mentioned while we were there, was the number of famous people who have visited Capri, or have chosen to live on the island. This ranges from Roman Emperors of the far past, to the English actress/singer, Gracie Fields, and Literary figure, Graham Greene, who both lived there in recent decades. We loved our visit to Capri and would have liked to stay longer. Maybe someday we will return for an extended stay! The photographs I am publishing in this post are from a trip around the island in a small motor launch. The last image is taken on the island itself and is a taster for a second post on Capri!
Faraglione di Mezzo, the rock on the left of the photograph, has a natural tunnel that is famous around the world … and we had to sail through it holding the hands of our loved one – which was fun! 😉
The south side of the Island of Capri was just littered with huge, expensive yachts, like the ones in the photograph below, and a myriad of smaller vessels, all anchored, with people sunning themselves on the decks! Many people would say it was a ‘Poser’s Paradise’!
The following photograph is not of posers, although some of you girls might think so! These lads and their little rowing boats are employed to row tourists from the town of Capri to the famous Blue Grotto! This tires the lads out and, as we were passing at home time, we gave them a tow back to port! It was a lot of laughs! 🙂
So there you have it, a little taste of Capri while the snow is gently falling outside my window!
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