Arriving in Capri from mainland Sorrento on a boat provided my first view of the island. Given that it was a hot day in late spring, I went straight for a spot in the shade to admire my surroundings. To get to Anacapri, I took an open air bus up the side of a cliff where I tried not to look down. Looking straight across instead made it easier for me to enjoy the view without becoming alarmed.
After wandering in and out of cafes and shops, I had the opportunity to go on a chair lift to the top of the island. I was a little uncertain about this, because I thought the view was good from where I was standing. However, when I saw the actual chair lifts, I felt simultaneously nervous and intrigued. This was because the chair was made of wooden slats, there was a flimsy safety bar and the whole thing was hanging from a rather thin metal pole. In my mind I mulled over these questions: Should I do this? Would I regret it if I didn’t? Who would know if I did this anyway? Continue reading