Hello from Naples, Napoli and the city where pizza was invented!
I’m chilling in our boat, overlooking the harbor and the city of Napoli. The view is pretty unreal and so has the experience been after a week in this region. We had a smooth sail coming here, but it was a challenge getting a dock for our boat and pretty hard to get any assistance in the harbors around here. Actually it was pretty interesting because we have been sailing in Italian waters for weeks now, but crossing over to the south of Italy we experienced quite a change. It`s more rugged, and in some ways it reminds me of coming back to South America, which I love, but that is a little challenging when arriving in a sailboat with little experience on our hands.
The last days we have had our dingy boat stolen for a few hours, we have ended up in some pretty heated arguments with some locals in the harbor, plus some other stuff, BUT that being said it has been an incredible experience to explore Naples and the areas around. Its not always supposed to be a smooth “sail” and we learn so much by traveling this way. That is what our adventure is about and I feel I have experienced more these months than one usually do in several years.
We ended up anchoring right outside of the city harbor, rented a car and went for some road trips and wow- these areas are incredible! We have hiked the famous volcano Vesuvio, visited archaeological excavations of Pompeii, and discovered the real Napoli and its historic centre with hidden churches, catacombs and a large underground city (wich by the way is a must-see of you are in this city). And, of course we have had pizza- lots and lots of pizza! Its been a history lesson and an incredible adventure and I feel full.
Here are some pics from the last days♥
To travel back in time like this and then returning to our boat, that are anchored up out here is surreal. I’m focusing on taking it all in these days. What an incredible adventure this is. Tomorrow we are hoisting the sail again, this time heading to Capri, the Amalfi coast and whatever else we stumble upon on our journey. I have never been, and I most definitely have I never sailed there like this, so the butterflies have taken place in my stomach again. Not as many as other times during these months, because this is supposed to be a smooth little sail, but they are there and I love it!
I hope your “Indian Summer” is great!
With Purpose & Pepper