What looks like nothing more than a monstrous rock jutting up above the calm Mediterranean is actually the Italian paradise island of Capri as seen from the east side and just off the Amalfi coast at dawn. Our day's plans took us elsewhere, but the early morning encounter with the legendary sialdn was fun.
As I was sitting on board the ship, looking out at Capri as I sipped my first cup of coffee, I recalled a book I'd read in college in which a subplot dealt with a woman - slightly deluded -- hosting a Beverly Hills fundraiser because she'd heard Capri was sinking into the sea. (Something tells me it might have been a Judith Krantz novel, which a friend of mine in college insisted I read.)
In any case, may I present the Isle of Capri as seen from afar.