We arrived this morning just as the sun was rising over Vesuvius which did look quite amazing. We needed to be off the ship quickly so we could catch the earliest possible ferry to Capri which was our destination for the day.
Although we were in just after 7:00 we could not get off the ship until just before 8:00. I don’t know why the long wait but it meant we eventually caught the 8:35 ferry which got us into Porto Marina Grande at 9:40. From there we caught one of the Motoscafisti boats for a circumnavigation of the island. The intention being to go into the Blue Grotto on our circuit.
The trip round the island produced some spectacular scenery but sadly by the time we reached the Blue Grotto there were loads of boats full of people waiting to have a look, our skipper told us the wait would be over two hours and that if we really wanted to go in then we would need to return to port and take a boat which only did the grotto. It means we will just have to come back and have another go.
When we got back to port the Funicular queue was ridiculously long so we walked up to the top where we had a wander and some well earned refreshments before walking back down. Climbing being not the best thing to be doing on a hot day but the view from the top was well worth the effort.
We had a great day and loved Capri, it really is a spectacular place to visit. Our 1:40pm ferry back to Naples was the only available slot when we booked the return tickets so it did seem like like we were going back not long after we got there. The ship sailed at 6:15 and we are now on our way to Civitavecchia where the cruise will come to an end.
I am doing this in a bit of a hurry tonight as I have small window in between packing and dinner. There was much to tell and lots to show but it will have to wait for another day. Tomorrow we get off and come home. I might try and find time for a post tomorrow and if I can I will.
BTW…..no Maitre D last night so tonight is his last chance to meet us and check if everything is OK.