Mushroom Weather on Capri


Vladimir, my taxi driver to the airport on the start of the trip taught me two things.

First, that the idiom "raining cats & dogs" translates as nonsense into Russian (but he was able to tell me the history of the English origins of the phrase.)

Second, that when it "rains cats & dogs" on an otherwise warm & sunny day it is called "mushroom weather" in Russian. Mushrooms do well is warm dampness.

So today we experienced the "mushroom!s dream tour" of Capri.

Leaving Naples from the old Carmine Fort via hydrofoil for Capri we had partial sun amidst sprinkles. Waiting for the return boat we huddled in the front of a small resaurant admiring the lightning.

The first thing to do arriving in capril is to get up onto the northern plateau at Anacapri. With a wheelchair it will cost you whatever the whim of the taxi driver (no accessible busses) cares to charge you. That is 20 - 25 Euros today.

Fortunately, the narrow sidewalk/streets in this charming hilltop village are wheelchair navegable. Although not all shops are accessible none are very large and you can count on attentive shopkeepers to cater to your needs on the street if show the internationally recognizable signs of being a paying customer.

Worth the walk is a trip out to the cliffhanging walkway outside the Villa San Michele estate (now museum) of Axel Munthe.

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