Friday, 8 September 2017

Woke up refreshed and ready for a new day. The plan was to meet up with the others (Tom, Dana, Clayton, and Stacey) after breakfast. The night before we had talked about taking a boat to another of the Cinque Terre towns. Great view from my room.

Was a little surprised when I returned from breakfast and my room was already made up. I had no idea that this was part of the deal. My suitcase was open, clothes were laid out, and really wasn’t ready to have people pick up after me. I just had to let it go and be more prepared for tomorrow.

After breakfast I received a text from Tom saying they were headed to the dock in Monterosso. Fortunately I was ready and met them as they were on their way. We found out that the next boat was already fully booked so on to “Plan B” which was to take the train. So many tourists in Monterosso and getting around is a little delayed as a result. We had our tickets and were on our way to Riomaggiore.

Took pictures of ourselves while in Riomaggiore.

Tom and Dana

Stacey and Clayton

We walked around a bit in Riomaggiore then caught a ferry to Vernazza. While waiting to board the ferry, we were amazed at the number of people who got off the boat.

Neverending Line from Boat

When we arrived in Vernazza we were hungry and stopped for lunch. Both of these towns were small (Monterosso, where we’re staying, is the largest) but beautiful against the hills and the sea. We opted to take the train back to Monterosso to enjoy the great weather along the sea and have some “refreshments”.

We rented some lounge chairs with umbrellas at a private beach and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon talking and drinking. What a great way to enjoy the day! Lots of laughs and as the sun was going down we were ready for a rest before meeting up again for dinner.

Tom and Dana arranged reservations at a nearby restaurant, Miky. It was connected somehow to the people where they were staying. Another great dinner and service and enjoyed the fresh pasta along with some amazing fresh fish. Especially the swordfish and tuna starter dishes.

Like the night before, after dinner we walked around some before retiring for the evening. Monterosso is a different town once most of the day tourists leave. Also, the town looks different after dark and cooler as well.

The next day wasn’t expected to be as nice as today, so planning to play it by ear until then.



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