Monday, June 7, 2010

Day 11: Vacation from Vacation

Disclaimer: The "Some Things I've Learned So Far" posts are just some of my mindless wanderings. I'll turn the blog back over to Jo eventually. Bare with me.

Relaxation. Warm weather. And finally . . . sunshine. This chilly morning we visited the other Cinque Terre towns. Determined Vernazza is the best. Had crepes in Riomaggiore. Walked along the beach and had gelato stop #4 in Monterosso. Also saw Manarolo and Corniglia. We got back to Vernazza just as it started to rain. We were downhearted so we decided to take an after lunch siesta. When we woke up, there wasn't a cloud in the sky and the sun was just bright and hot and gorgeous. We sunned on the rocks at the Vernazza harbor. People watched. Had dinner at the Blue Marlin Cafe. Focaccia and something else that were delectable. Gelato stop #5. Went back to our hotel room at dark, watched another Top Gear episode (the Geoff one), and now we're tucking in. A great, and much needed, recovery day.

waiting at the train station. we are pros at this.

yup, me too

the famous Walk of Love between Manarola and Corniglia featured in feature films

bridge over Manarola

the Way of Love is for naked sunburned people

steps down to the water at either Manarola or Riomaggiore

awesome cave, beautiful water

cloudy and rainy at Monterosso beach


josephine up where we sat in the sun

a good ways up there

patches' italian cousin

best job ever?


Tanya said...

I want to live somewhere colorful like that.

Aleisha Z. Coleman said...

i can't believe you found patches' cousin in italy, of all places!