|Photo: Positano nestles in the steep hillside. Beautiful sky-blue waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea lap at the shore below the town, and fluffy clouds cover the mountain tops.|
Traveling by bus on curvy, narrow roads was quite an adventure. Who knew that we would have to execute three-point-turns in order to handle the switchbacks?
Positano is a popular destination in the warmer months, but because we were there in January, we appeared to be the only tourists in town. Once we got off the bus, we wandered down narrow pedestrian streets to get to the beach.
|Photo: A narrow cobblestone path between two buildings|
|Photo: Sturdy bare vines cover the space overhead between two grey walls.|
|Photo: A knee-high arched cut-out in a concrete wall holds a bit of dirt. From it, two sturdy vines grow.|
|Photo: A panoramic shot of the sky-blue skies of the Tyrrhenian Sea on the Amalfi coast, with the colorful yellow and pink buildings of Positano rising from the shore on the right side of the photo|
|Photo: Two fishermen chat near their poles as they await a catch near water's edge at Positano.|
|Photo: A huge old anchor rests against the rocky hillside|
|Photo: A stone building, looking very much like a rook piece from chess, sits on rocks that appear to rise straight out of the blue water of the sea|
|Photo: The yellow, pink, orange and red buildings of Positano hug the mountains, while the sand of the beach is in the foreground.|
|Photo: In the foreground, colorful planter boxes sit on concrete steps. An orange tree grows on the street level above, and a mountain rises in the background.|
|Photo: Green bananas grow in front of a blue tarp. A white house with a green roof stands in the background.|
|Photo: The colorful yellow and blue dome of the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, with the beautiful blue Tyrrhenian Sea in the background, and purple flowers in the foreground.|
Although we loved Positano and would love to spend more time there, we're thankful for new friends who noticed we were missing, a bus driver who was willing to wait, and for the rest of the group who was patient with us. (We made it a goal to never again be last to arrive!)
Have you ever (nearly or actually) been left behind? I'd love to hear your adventure!