A Rattle Bag

Position: 41°12’57″N 13°34’23″E Kodachrome In a world rife with misinformation, it is easy to forget all the crap you learned in grade school. Take for instance John Cabot. The famous English explorer. Bankrolled by Henry VII he is credited with …

Of Humane Bondage

Yeah, I’m the taxman Pity the errant British circumnavigator. When they buy their boat they have the pleasure of paying Value Added Tax to Her Majesty’s treasury. A princely 20% of its purchase price. Having parted with significant wads of …

Bathing Instinct

Position: 40°44’58″N 13°54’28″E Ischia’s most recent claim to fame is as a backdrop to Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan series of novels. Her characters escape Napoli’s summer heat for fun and frolics on Ischia’s famous beaches. Having avoided Naples, literary tourism was …

Photos: Isola di Procida

Position: 40°45’38″N 14°01’47″E Admiring Amalfi, Ignoring Naples Never far off the grid, it was clear from news reports things were heating up Covid-wise in Italy. Mafia incited ‘No more lockdown!’ riots added more, albeit unnecessary, justification to our decision to …