|Seaside in Positano|
|Just us in this place|
We were on our way again about 10 minutes later, after they had reopened one of the lanes.
Before we even arrived in Positano, we picked up hints that they were a lemon-crazy town from the roadside vendors selling lemons larger than grapefruit.
|People were much smaller in the old days?|
|This is an asphalt road that has been patterned and painted!|
|This stored smelled like lemon. Obviously.|
|Offering a Positano lemon drop at|
the Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
The girls searched for sea glass among the pebbles on the beach while Kacey and I sat listening to the waves roll in.
|Searching for sea glass on Positano's pebble beach|
|This reminded me of the Starbucks logo|
There was a slight drizzle on way back to our car, probably the result of the low clouds above us colliding with the cliffs that surround us. There's also a nearby grotto you can visit during the tourist season when the boats are running.
On our way out of Positano, we stopped into a family run pottery place called the Ceramiche Casola. They had decorated tables that I thought were made like tiles using clay, but the tables are actually made from lava stone and we're demonstrably more resilient. They had photos of the tables buried in snow and an in-house demo where items were dropped on them. It's a very appealing idea, but unfortunately no patterns jumped out at us. It did remind us that we are still in the market for a nacho serving tray that can hold all the toppings separately.
Along to road to Amalfi, we stopped at a place that we hoped would be open for a bathroom break, but we had no luck in that regard. However, we did come face to face with a caravan of donkeys hauling stones up the stairs and our little one didn't pee her pants, so win-win?
We made it to Amalfi around 1:30pm, and stopped for lunch at a street-side cafe.
|Duomo di Sant'Andrea Apostolo|
|If Amalfi took a selfie, it would look like this.|
We drove up the winding roads from Amalfi to Ravello, pulling in at 3:45pm. We walked around the town a bit, It's quite scenic in that "narrow, old-world alleys" kind of way.
|Is it a staircase or an alleyway?|
|RRR makes a cameo!|
|Entrance to Villa Cimbrone|
|The main path to the coastline|
|The view from the terrace|
|David and Goliath meet our little one.|
|The tunnel beckons|
|Amalfi Coast at night: Dark, curving roads|
So, we ended up on a higher road that dropped off steeply to rejoin our original road, practically right where we had seen the donkey caravan earlier in the day. Then it started to rain.
|We wanted the yellow line|
However, that mood changed as we tried to find a place to park and eat. You see, there was another car that literally scraped by us in a narrow alley, but there was fortunately no discernible damage. Right then and there, we decided to go back to the hotel to eat, making a stop at the grocery store for some Milano salami, cheese, hard rolls, and apples for dinner in our hotel room (with a shot of amaretto). Despite the minor difficulties at the end, this was another wonderful day.
Editor's note: I just discovered that I can convert my iPhone's Live Photos into stabilized, animated GIFs using Google's Motion Stills app. That's why there are so many on this page.
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