We went through this beautiful garden that lead to an unbelievable view of the water. The garden was filled with all kinds of bright colored flowers, which climbed the stone walls and lined the walkways. Sculptures sat in different parts of the garden adding to the tranquil, zen essence of this peaceful place. It was ridiculously charming. When I hit the lottery and find the man of my dreams, I'm totally getting married in this garden.
After our tour we had some free time before we had to regroup for a private boat tour around island. We all had the same idea- BEACH. Our tour guide gave us tickets for the funicular to head down to the "bitch," as she called it. Because of her accent, it sounded like she was saying "bitch" every time she referred to the beach. Somehow I kept my shit in check. On the inside I was dying, but only because she riddled off the word bitch like 3 times in one sentence at one point. Too much, too funny.
Before we headed down to the bitch, we stopped for granitas, which are lemon slushy-type drinks. The lemons in Italy were unbelievably large. The picture doesn't really capture their largeness quite as well as I would like. They're basically 4-5 times bigger than the lemons we have here in the States. They made great granitas.
Since walking is what we did best at this point in the trip, we made the trek down to the bitch on foot like a bunch of athletes. The beach was gorgeous but completely covered in rocks. By this I mean there wasn't any sand- it was literally just rocks. It made getting out into the water a bit tricky- we were falling all over each other looking like a bunch of awkward Americans slipping on the rocks in the shallow water. Once we were out in the water past the rocks- life was better than ever. We had so much fun taking underwater pictures and floating in the sun. Every once in a while a boat would come in and send massive waves our way, which was SO much fun. I got spanked in the face with a few waves, though, and I ingested more salt water than I would have preferred. After swimming, we all starfished on the rocks for a quick snooze and some sunshine.
We all met up with our tour guide at our special, private boat for the tour. It was nothing short of amazing. Let me tell you- there's nothing better than being on a boat with amazing people cruising over turquoise waves on the Amalfi Coast...NOTHING. We had a blast. We saw the blue and coral caves, which were beautiful. I wish we could have gone into the blue cave, but that's totally something I'm going to do someday. Of course, we saw the two limestone rocks that soar out of the water. They were beautiful. Our tour guide told us to make a wish as we were going under the arch of the rock. So, I did. :]
After our boat tour, we grabbed a very yummy bite to eat. I got an eggplant, pepper, and cheese sandwich on focaccia bread. I was so excited to finally have eggplant! I love eggplant but hadn't had the opportunity to dive into it until that gorgeous day in Capri. I may have enjoyed it just a little. I mean, you be the judge.
After a beautifully long day in Capri, it was time to catch the boat back to Sorrento. We all fell asleep on each other on the ride back. The day was perfect but exhausting. All the walking, swimming, and sunshine had us doing the eyes-closed-mouth-wide-open-awkward-head-nod-and-body-twitch on the boat ride back. Once we arrived back in Sorrento, we boarded our bus for Rome.