We followed this guy out of the port in Monte-Carlo….. Wouldn’t it be nice to just have a private yacht, a helicopter and a little dinghy, to take you anywhere you wanted to go?
We were on the other guy……the Regent ship, Voyager, which ain’t to shabby either!
This morning we woke up to views like this………
And arrived in the port at Portofino, Italy……..how beautiful is this? We have been to many sea-side villages along the coast of Italy and I think Portofino is the perfect village! It is beautiful, it is small and it is spotless. The population is 508. I think we could make that 510.
I guess I will have to stop admiring the harbor and look elsewhere………
To draw attention to “I’m Not Sure What’ were these HOT PINK animal statues…….. They were the only ugly things in Portofino, just sayin’. And, I’m not sure what their purpose was…………….
I don’t know, that harbor is just simply beautiful!
See the chapel on the cliff? That is Saint George’s and we are headed up there…… It is 8 am and it is already blazing hot, but let’s go, we don’t want to miss out on anything!
We made it up the cliff and some of our group are walking up further to see the lighthouse……….. I’ll stay here, thank you…… What is that I hear? It’s crickets and they rub their wings together at the hottest part of the day, or so they say.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac recommends that you count the number of chirps in 14 seconds and add 40 to get the temperature in Fahrenheit. Who knew?
The Chiesa di San Giorgio (St. George Church) is a very little building built on the stunning cliff. It dates back to the 12th century and it was completely restored after the Second World War. Since 1154, the date of its first building, it has been destroyed four times because of war. But it’s still there!
And looking below to the little harbor…….
Here is the villa we saw on the way into the harbor, looking at it from this view………with another yacht alongside.
Time to go back down the hill. There were shops along this path, so I will be stopping to look……….
We’ve reached level ground. I think I would very much enjoy waking up to all these pastel colors every morning. But, for now I’ll enjoy an espresso at the outdoor café.
See you soon with more photos from Portofino!