Thursday, January 22, 2015

A Change is gonna come!

Wednesday, our run of good weather ran out.  We had planned to take a small boat over to Portofino and have lunch.  But the seas were not good and I didn't want us to end up a headline on Italian TV.   So we hopped on another train to Rapallo.  There I got confused and walked us around trying to find the bus to Portofino.  Turns out you have to take two buses from Rapallo to Portofino.  But, we made it and it was cold and a bit wet.  We got there and it was like a ghost town.  Just about Everything was closed.  So we walked out hoping to find one restaurant open.  Lucky for us, there was and they had room so we did have lunch in Portofino.  A 170 euro lunch in Portofino.  How lucky is that?  The food was excellent, however.

Spaghetti with fresh clams

Gorgonzola and spinach Ravioli

Enjoying Portofino

Getting back to Camogli, we did some more walking around.  I found this shrine tucked in behind a cafe.  Click on the picture and you can see it had a ship inside a bottle attached to the wall of a building.  That's something you don't see everyday.

Shrine with a ship in a bottle.  Very cool.

By nightfall, the skies were getting crazy and this picture shows how dramatic it was over the area.

That night it let loose.  Rain, hail, thunder and lightning.  Along with one duck right outside our window, who would not shut up.  Not much sleep that night either.  But, as Chris said, "it was pretty cool".  The next morning, there was snow on the ground in Rapallo.

Thursday we head back to Florence for 2 and one half days.  Always fun to be had in Florence.

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