The day after our late night swim we had a bit of a late start because of the fun we had the night before. After showering and checking out of the hotel, we had to get back to the car. What I didn’t mention in the last post is that we had to hike downhill about one kilometer from the car to the hotel in Vernazza... This meant that we were going uphill on the way back to the car… with all of our luggage… It was quite a workout! There’s nothing like sweating right after you take a shower! It was so humid!
|we found some wild berries while taking pictures- this was us trying them...|
|the view after the hurricane...|
Once we were finished with lunch, the rain stopped and there was a blue sky waiting for us. We went back into town and found beautiful views where previously all we could see was rain. The rain cleared the haziness and we could see what we thought was Corsica in the distance. The views at that point were breathtaking!
|the hikers drying their clothes|
We found Monterosso to be divided into two sides, the old town and the newer part of town. The beaches were not all public, most of the beaches were owned by hotels and were for guests only. This is still strange to me, but it’s the norm here in Italy. As we walked along the beach, we saw a group of hikers that were caught out in the hurricane (well... it seems like one) and they had all of their gear sprawled on the tiny piece of beach that is the “public” beach. Most of them were in their underwear because that’s all they had that was dry. It’s very strange; here in Italy I’m realizing that “Anything Goes” should be the motto. Women were so hot that weekend they were just walking around in bras (on the streets, hiking trails and the beach). Apparently it was too hot for a tank top? We really enjoyed the people watching on this beach! There was an older woman that was in a swimsuit that looked like it was about five sizes too small… and she had some major plumber’s crack!! There was also a woman changing and didn’t think twice about showing all the goods! Her towel dropped and we got the full frontal… Only on the Riviera!
|time for a bigger swim suit!!|
|an interesting church we saw with a skull and|
crossbones on the outside
|skull and crossbones inside the church too...|
|outside the church, apparently peaches and a cigarette are a good combo?|
|this cat crawled out from a crack under the door,|
he was pretty sleepy