Thursday, April 26
Oh dear...It's pouring with rain, and Annika and Co have gone off to Pompei for the day. I hope they took their waterproofs!
Yesterday we caught the ferry to Amalfi. Annika stood silently, gazing out of the window as we drew near the town of her dreams. She didn't say a word as we rounded the last corner and Amalfi came into view. She didn't say anything as we climbed off the gangplank and onto the pier. She rummaged around in her bag and pulled out her camera, then as our children danced around hand in hand before us she started taking photos.
We walked slowly through the town, stopping for caffe lattes and ice creams in a harbour side bar. We watched a bride climb the steps up to the dominating Cathedral while hundreds of onlookers cheered and clapped. We wandered through small alleyways and browsed in the touristy shops. Finally we stopped for lunch in a little trattoria at the back of the town,away from the crowded centre. Annikas husband took the kids to wsh their hands. I looked at her expectantly, she looked at me and sighed, "This feels just right. It is exactly as I thought it would be."
at 2:11 PM