Travel Journal, Ruth Kovec
March 23, 1946
This morning I awoke to a sun drenched room with the sea breeze wafting in through the French doors that Charles left open upon his early morning departure. I see that the little gray tabby that greeted us last night has found his way into my room and has helped himself to the cream on the tray with my coffee. He is now taking full advantage of the sun warmed-tile floors and enjoying the most serene cat nap. Charles is off early for business this morning but the dear let me sleep in after the long journey yesterday from Naples to Positano. We had a marvelous car ride along the rocky coast after a trip to the ancient town of Herculaneum. What history to behold in person. Not only to experience the architecture of a city that was created thousands of years ago but ,more importantly, life literally frozen in time for over a thousand years. I was overcome by many emotions; awe, wonder, sadness. It is a site I will never forget and one that I will never quite be able to put into words.
As we drove on from the ancient city, along the coast from he Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno, the beauty of the hillside towns down to the lapis blue water below did not disappoint. It is the beginning of spring time here. An abundance of blooming bougainvillea and the air scented with lemon blossoms and salty sea air is absolutely intoxicating. I can’t imagine that this part of the world ever sees the dreary days of winter time.
Our late arrival at the hotel meant we had a simple dinner in the cafe last night and after a hot bath to rinse us of the days travels, it was straight to bed.
But now, as the morning sun streams into this stunning room, bright white stucco and ceramic floors accented in the most beautiful cerulean blue, I can take in the beauty that is Positano. The hillside is dotted with homes in the most beautiful pastel colors. Potted lemon trees on every terrace it seems….I cannot wait to stop in later for a nip of the local Limoncello. It is pure sunshine in liquid form. It will be the perfect compliment to my exploration of this tiny cliff-hanging town. I am most looking forward to exploring the architecture, but of course excited to discover the little shops selling colorful pottery, accessories and other trinkets worthy of taking home to remind me of this breathtaking Italian town.
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