Tuesday, 14th June, 2011.
We left Nerano and motored along the Amafi coast for
approximately 14 miles and stopped at Amafi for lunch. (40:38.10N 14:36.69E)
The scenery was fabulous and the weather sunny and very
bright for this very exciting piece of coast.
It is quite understandable why so many people flock to the area in July
and August. If you are in a car in perk
summer time you are lightly to be in a queue moving very slow for most of the
day as it is so popular. We often think
we probably see the best of most areas from Ariel. We anchored for lunch and watched the cars
negotiate they tiny roads around the town.
The Royal Clipper part of the Star Clipper cruises was anchored just by
us. It has 5 masts and lots of toys in
the boot. The amount of sail area was
The clouds appeared to have been building on the mountains
and suddenly it was getting quite dark over the mountains. The skipper took the decision to move south
quickly and try and outrun the thunder and lighting. We were okay for quite a few miles but it did
seem to follow us. We have experienced
several down pours while we have been in the Bay of Naples. Jim and Frank dressed accordingly for wet
weather while Sue and I hid to read our books.
Ariel had a lovely wash and it finally stopped just before we arrived at
Agropoli. We covered a distance of 23 miles.
The small town quay of a few feet was full so we were left
to a pontoon for 70 Euros a night. No
showers, toilets or facilities of any kind.
No paper work to complete and no receipt in return for two night’s
money. We had a wander around the town
and found it to be very pretty, clean and full of people enjoying themselves. Just by the harbour wall is a small beach
which is home every night to 5 a side shoeless football. Several teams seem to play and it is very
serious stuff. Scaffolding seats are
erected, music and showers in tents are provided (more than we got).
The medieval town is high on a rocky promontory which is
very steep to climb to the church overlooking the harbour and Ariel which we
Agropoli is said to be a correction of Acropolis betraying
the town’s Greek origins.