Friday, October 21, 2005


Positano Day
Originally uploaded by metamerist.
I've ridden quite a number of roller coasters in my life, but, as far as thrill rides go, few can compare with the bus ride from Sorrento to Positano. Sit on the right side of the bus. When the bus tilts as you round a corner, you'll have an unobstructed view of the rocky shore five hundred feet straight beneath you. The roads are narrow. The driver will honk most of the way to broadcast his position to blind oncoming vehicles hidden behind each hairpin turn. Kamekazes on Vespas pass and dart between lanes just for the sake of raising the mayhem to video game proportions. It was literally a white knuckle ride for the Aussie behind me. His hands clenched my seatback. His knuckles were white. I think bravado is inevitable on your third ride through the route. You just have to coolly turn to a fear-frozen fellow tourist, smile and say "Quite a ride, isn't it?"


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