Time to get back to the coast
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We said goodbye to Mel very early in the morning and soon after we found ourselves packed up and on the way to the train station. We thought trying to get to our next destination earlier in the day would allow us more time instead of arriving late and then leaving late
Unfortunately our early plan didn't quite work out due to the very long time it took to get to the camp which was situated within the Sorrento area but on the south side of the coast in between Amalfi and Capri. The train from Rome to Naples took around 2.5 hours, we then had to change to a privately owned train service Circumvesuviana to get to Sorrento. This train was quite fast but visits a fair amount of towns so that took over an hour to arrive in Sorrento station. Next was the bus ride from Sorrento to Marina dei Cantone. We had to wait an hour for the bus as they run irregularly and then it's an hour ride through the very windy narrow roads. We both weren't feeling too good after that and dreaded that we would have to get on the bus a few more times.
After checking into our little chalet we rested for a while to settle our stomachs and as it was later in the afternoon than we had hoped there was no chance of getting back to Sorrento for a look plus we didn't fancy getting on the bus so soon. The camp is situated on the coast so it was only a short walk down some man made steps into the side of the cliff and we were on the beach. The closest beach to us was quite small and like most around that area was a pebble beach. All the pebbles we nice and smooth so it was comfortable to walk and sit on. The water felt quite cold which was probably why nobody else was swimming. That night we had a nice dinner at the restaurant in the campsite and then booked in our boat trip to Capri for the following day.