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Old 12-12-2013, 04:54 AM   #421
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:06 AM   #422
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Hi everyone,
some of you might have doubted if I may ever continue this rr. But finally I'm back to it. So I hope you'll excuse my offtime.
Anyway: Do you remember where we'd stopped last time? Right! Italy, a bit south of Rome near Mt. Vesuvio.

Not far away one of Europes famous coast roads starts: It's the Costa Amalfitana that takes kktos and me to a panorama spot close to Capri Island.




We change the road for track that becomes, err ... a bit difficult. And sweaty, too. At least for kktos. Thank God I'm the photographer




It's a bit rocky, but the tracks final meters make a nice spot for our hotel. The stripes in the sky are the stars due to the long exposure. The stripes on the water are from a boat going to Capri.



The sunrise comes close to what I may call epic.




The sonorous sound of the diesel engine of a fishermans boat finally wakes up. Almost romantic. Porca miseria! I'm here with kktos.




Due to our empyt stomachs the way back to the road is a bit challenging.




C'mon it's cappucino time and time to fight your fainthearted fears!



Good morning Amalfi!




These sunbrellas are lined up with gps-accuracy. No kidding: We've seen two gentlemen pitching them with a GPS in their hands. I wonder, how I shall circuumnavigate the Med without a device of this kind ...




Hope you enjoy!

Cheers

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:08 AM   #423
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Fantastic Photos again!
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:55 AM   #424
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Welcome back... To your report! Fantastic as usual!
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:26 AM   #425
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It's good to have you back

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Old 02-10-2014, 09:40 AM   #426
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Thumb Woooo Hooooooo

About time you show up.........
Love your pictures, they are AMAZING
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:54 AM   #427
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More, more, more. It's good to have you back. All those nice sunny pics do me good in these dark february days.
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:25 PM   #428
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Great to see you back with this report, Dirk!! Can't wait to see the means by which you cross the med, having been blocked for riding east from...where was it? Maroc? Cheers!
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:27 PM   #429
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Your replies make me feel like having Christmas and Easter on the same day. Thank you very much!
... and it was east of Morocco, Algeria, that caused some extra meters
Read you later!
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:36 AM   #430
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Great report and amazing photos...

I'm also awed by the 7 month gap between your previous post and this one... I thought that I would never see the continuation or end of this report

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Old 02-11-2014, 09:25 AM   #431
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Amalfi was only the prelude of what Italy has to offer when it comes to beachlife. Especially on a weekend in the summer. These are the beaches of Salerno. Jeee! I immediately feel the wish rising to escape from these masses.





And hey! Isn't that an alternative?







We make our way to the toe-cap of the Italian boot in peace. Windy roads, empty, too because everyones on the beach





As the sun is about to set we reach Scilla at the Strait of Messina. Sicily is only a stone's throw away. The bottleneck between Sicily and Italy leads to enormous currents. Seamen of all times feared this strech and Odysseus gave birth to the legend of Skylla (Scilla) and Charybdis being monsters drowning those who pass here.




Scillas beach is ready for tomorrows sun worshippers. We're ready for a sundowner.




This place here is the beginning of a collection of oddities. First one here in our room for tonight.

I don't know if you have these water-taps where you live. Where I come from people used to have two taps: One for cold, one for hot water. Meaning your fingers will be cold as ice or burned. Now I thought the third tap will be the magic solution. We give it a try. What do you guess? All three cold!





Second one for today: The heat makes the tar suffer. And those who don't care about where and how they leave there bike.





This ferry, or shall I call it steamer, will bring us across the Strait of Messina to Sicily, the big heart of the Mediterranean Sea.




See you again after our crossing.

Cheers!

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:47 AM   #432
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:26 PM   #433
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Wonderful! Every day or so a new gem to discover here! Thank you thank you!
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Old 02-12-2014, 07:39 AM   #434
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You are back!
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:07 PM   #435
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... I thought that I would never see the continuation or end of this report

George

Same here But you know how life is: While you try to follow your plans llife tells you to do something different.
Thank you for you patience!

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