Naples

Trip Start Jan 06, 2008
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Trip End Apr 22, 2008


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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Naples - 13th April 2008.  We had a late start in Naples, as our trip did not leave until 9:30, the day was bright and sunny.  We travelled to Sorrento for the first part of the tour , we had never been there before.  Pleasantly surprised at the countryside and the fantastic coastal views. Spent a couple of hours free time shopping and looking around the old town.  Next we had our Italian lunch a bit disappointing, we have had better.  We picked up the coach for our next adventure, which was a trip to Pompeii.  I had already been there some 10 years ago but this was Dennis's first time.  He was amazed at the size of the archaeological site, well worth a visit.  On our way back to the ship there was a fatal road crash on the motorway, which blocked the flow of traffic.  Our bus driver managed to exit the motorway and took us through all the little villages, however on the way back we also got stuck at a level crossing for 20 minutes until someone pressed the button to raise the barriers.  Luckily no trains were coming when we crossed over the railway line. We were an hour late getting back, other coaches were still stuck in the traffic so we were further delayed on our departure.  If we had gone on our own the ship would have departed without us.
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