2015-07-25 Palinuro Porto to Porto Amalfi, Campania Italy

 

Don and Susie test out the new bikes
Don and Susie test out the new bikes
The marina in palinuro
The marina in Palinuro
We leave the lovely port little port of Palinuro
We leave the lovely little port of Palinuro
In the hills in the distance we can see the tiny village of Montano Antilia which we visited
In the hills in the distance near Palinuro, we can see the tiny village of Montano Antilia which we visited the day before
 Punta Licosa a popular day mooring where we stopped for a swim on our way up the Italian coast
Punta Licosa a popular day mooring where we stopped for a swim on our way up the Italian coast
Another Menorquin the same size as ours which was at Palinuro while we visited
Another Menorquin is here which is the same size as ours which was at Palinuro while we visited
It was nice for us to compare notes on our boats
It was nice for us to meet the Carusos and compare notes on our boats
Punta Licosa with San Marco Di Castellabate in the background
Punta Licosa with San Marco Di Castellabate in the background
Good Italian lunch on the way
Good Italian lunch as we continue on our way
After travelling 50 kms from Palinuro up the west coast of Italy we near the Amalfi Coast
After travelling 50 kms from Palinuro up the west coast of Italy,  we near the Amalfi Coast
The town of Amalfi, our destination comes into sight
The town of Amalfi, our destination comes into sight
The Amalfi Coast has always been one of the busiest tourist areas of Italy
The Amalfi Coast has always been one of the busiest tourist areas of Italy
In 2003 we spent a few days staying in Amalfi with our friends Rod and Kate
In 2003 we spent a few days staying in Amalfi with our friends Rod and Kate
Hotels and and apartments line the surrounding hillside of Amalfi town
Hotels and and apartments line the surrounding hillside of Amalfi town
Since our last visit thousands of colourful umbrellas have made their permanent mark on the beach
Since our last visit, thousands of colourful umbrellas have made their permanent mark on the beach

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With a prior phone call we were lucky to secure a berth in the Amalfi port
With a prior phone call and thanks to the Carusos for their advice, we were fortunate to secure a berth in the Amalfi port
How lucky are we to have such a wonderful position in the port!!
How lucky are we to have such a wonderful position in the heart of the town!!
The amazing church in Amalfi town glows in the evening light
The amazing church in Amalfi town glows in the evening light
Once the boat and it's crew were washed down and tidied up it was time for a very late dinner (as the Italians do)
Once the boat and it’s crew were washed down and tidied up it was time for a very late dinner (as the Italians do)
Being late and not wanting to walk too far we come across La Caravella which rated very high on TripAdvisor
Being late and not wanting to walk too far we come across La Caravella
Once inside we thought this would be one of our more expensive dinners!!
Once inside we thought this would be one of our more expensive dinners!!
A dish on the house
A dish on the house
A very pleasant  Syrah was ordered
A very pleasant Syrah was ordered
Ric orders the pork with mushrooms and beans
Ric choses the pork with mushrooms and beans
Susie and I have the fish with lemon and shrimps
Susie and I have the fish with lemon and shrimps
Don chooses the stuffed calamari
Don decides on the stuffed calamari

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We each share a couple of enormous lemon souffles
We each share a couple of enormous lemon souffles

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After our very late dinner we take a stroll through the still very busy town square
After our wonderful late dinner we take a stroll through the still very busy town square

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After a long day it was time to return to the Tangaroa
Finally it was time to return to the Tangaroa

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