Finally an Italy layover! After almost two years of being an international flight attendant, I finally got to experience a Naples layover. I only have a couple of “work” bucket list items to check off and visiting the island of Capri was definitely number one!
Josh, Sarah Bob, and I woke up early to catch the hour long ferry to Capri. There we had one mission, to get a private boat and tour around the island. This proved easy enough and in no time we were boarded up and introduced to our guide, Marco, the 22-year-old from Sorrento. I couldn’t believe what I was witnessing as we set off on our tour. It felt like I was living in a movie- how could this be my life?
It was the clearest water I have ever witnessed. Marco made sure to point out the tiny details of the island I would have certainly missed, such as statues on the rocks and random wild goats along the landscape. Next time I’m in water such as this I need to snorkel. I can’t imagine the beautiful things I’d be able to see underneath!
After the boat ride we grabbed some lunch and got in line for the chair lift to the highest point of the island. It was a slow and quiet ride, providing the perfect opportunity to reflect on the beauty around. From the very top, you could witness the entire coast. It was as beautiful to stare from as it was to stare at.
I came prepared with a swimsuit underneath my clothes just in case the weather and water proved to be favorable enough to jump in. At first when Marco invited us to, I decided against it. The water was extremely chilly and I talked myself out of it. Awhile later, however, as we were pulling out of the Green Grotto, I decided that if not then- when? It took me two years to get to Capri, I wasn’t about to wait two more. So solo, I jumped into the- now freezing- clear water and slowly swam through the Grotto in disbelief.
I am very, very happy with my Capri layover. There are so many islands and places I want to explore in this area that I may just have to dedicate a vacation to it someday.
For now, I’m back in Texas for my off days and appreciating every second of comfort. Constantly being away can be exciting, but draining. I’ve, honestly, never craved a bit of normalcy as much as I do now, but that’s for another post later on.
Until next time!