NOTE: Vernazza has since had a terrible mudslide that buried the main road through town with over 13 feet of mud. If at all possible, please donate to help them recover: Save Vernazza… or better, visit them and bring some tourist dollars back in to the community. END NOTE.
The next day was spent traveling to Vernazza. After we had arrived and moved in (a little difficult getting in touch with the lady renting the flat), we went down to the pier. It was roped off and the waves were crashing over the rocks:
It was amazing and beautiful and awe-inspiring and… cold.
The next day we took the train into the northernmost town where there was a laundromat. We dropped off our clothes and hiked back to Vernazza. The walk had breathtaking views, but also some very narrow paths with steep drop-offs. Wendy's fear of heights came back in pretty strong force, and by the time we made it back to our room we were pretty tired. The views, though, were amazing:
The next day was spent exploring the town a little - they have a small castle that was used to ward off pirates - but it was also cold and rainy. We also were completely worn out by the day before, so it was a nice, slow day. Even so, the hills around the town were inspirational:
The seas were amazing (and so was the company!):
But all too soon it was time to leave. This place is my second-favorite on my travels. I only wish we had spent more time there.