Monday, July 30, 2012

A Fantastic Day of Boating

On Saturday we rented boats with a group of friends from nearby Arco Felice in order to spend a day on the sea. Weather-wise, it was a perfect day to spend boating around the islands... clear skies  and very hot!

Captain Jon drove us out of the dock and we headed out to clearer water with less boat traffic. The further we went out the more serene the environment became... away from the gritty streets, jumbled traffic, and Naples' beaters. With the wind flowing through our hair we passed hundreds of mussel traps floating in the water. We passed the small island of Procida with its magnificent castle looming over the bay. We passed the colorful small marina of Corricella. And we passed Monte di Procida with its beautiful coastline.

Castle d'Avalos on Procida
Mussel collection area
Monte di Procida
Castle d'Avalos on Procida
Captain Jon
Within no time we arrived at the Ischia port to fill up the gas tanks. Soon after, we boated to another side of the island to swim, drink, and just relax.

Castle Aragonese on Ischia
Some fun in the water
Good times!

With our stomachs grumbling we boated to an area that had a few restaurants just for people pulling up to shore with their boats. We feasted on fresh seafood, linguine, and of course wine.

Ischia at the main port
Things got a little fuzzy from this point on. Could it have been the numerous bottles of beer, wine, and limocello that we just HAD to chug from the bottle? Perhaps. I like to think of it being the dehydrating effects of too much sun and no water.
Some fish
One of our stopping points

Traveling to the different islands on our own schedule was such a spectacular experience. We foresee many more boating trips in our future here!


  1. You two are just working way too hard. I think y'all (as we say here in the south) need a vacation!

  2. Is Jon wearing a speedo? Isn't that the Italian style? :) Just kidding. Great blog entry guys!

  3. Sounds like you guys had a fantastic time on your boating adventure! The pics of you and Jon underwater are very cool! (Who took the pics?) Love the idea of pulling up to the restaurants in your boat! I can see by the pics that Captain Jon knew exactly what to do!!