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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

FAVOURITE SPOTS ALONG THE TRAILS (3) - SPRITO

When you are walking towards Jeranto, as I often do since it is conveniently close to where I live, you come to a saddle called Sprito. 
It is set high above the bay where the path divides, the right fork taking you on to some dilapidated stone steps and down to the beach, the left descending more gently towards the land, once a quarry, now belonging to the FAI with its well-tended olive terraces and lemon groves.
Your gaze is automatically drawn outwards to where Capri's Faraglioni rocks can be seen peeping out from behind Punta Campanella. 
However if you turn to your left, on a clear day the entire Gulf of Salerno as far as Punta Licosa is clearly visible, and whatever the weather you will always be rewarded with a stunning view of the Li Galli islands with the Amalfi coast stretching out behind.The characteristic formation of the 3 peaks, Mortella, Montalto and Penna, the ancient defense tower keeping watch, complete and complement this suggestive place.

More photos and the itinerary at:

Monday, 6 October 2014

A SUMMER FULL OF BUTTERFLIES

                                                                        

This summer has been a summer full of butterflies. I do not remember ever seeing so many.

It has been a pleasure to walk the trails and watch them fluttering from flower to flower. Some were posers, others not so sociable, and although I took many a photograph, only a few were sufficiently in focus to merit publication.

I am no  expert and do not know the name of any but the most common: swallowtails,  red admirals, fritillaries, whites.. Some were doubtless moths rather than butterflies, but   whatever they were, the enjoyment they gave was immense.

Here are just a few, others can be found at the following link:





 





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