Positano. June 2008. One and a half hours drive from Naples.
Fornillo beach at 8 :00 in the morning.
Safety Beach, one and a quarter hours drive from Melbourne.
Height of Summer holidays. 9:30 in the morning on the public beach -
Private beaches don't exist.
Looking towards Dromana.
Looking towards Mt. Martha.
Time necessary to walk across Fornillo beach - 10 minutes if you are slow and stumble a lot.
Time necessary to walk along the sand to Dromana Pier (closest obstacle) - an hour at a very quick pace.
Time necessary to walk to Mount Martha in the opposite direction -an hour at a very quick pace.
Safety beach water in the morning.
Fornillo Beach water in the early morning.
Safety beach it stays like that. At Fornillo it doesn't.
Difference in temperature - about 20 degrees. Difference in depth -who knows!
Fornillo beach late afternoon when the public beach goers have packed up due the the shade coming across the beach. You can see the bar in the distance.
Safety Beach. You can see the beach huts in the distance.
Safety beach in the late afternoon.
What you can't see are the flies!