Each toe extended as I launched myself off the tottering boat into the clear blue water. My body hit the waves and the freezing temperature shocked it, causing me to gasp for breath. All it took was a minute for everything to numb over until I could no longer feel my skin moving under the crisp water.
I paddled over to an opening in the rock island and continued inside. What had caused the erosion to form this cave? The adrenalin left me no time to think. Directly in the middle of the two openings of the rock, time absolutely stopped. The beauty of the towering cut rocks and orange coral surrounded me as I continued paddling to keep afloat. It’s one of those places you see in magazines and on the internet growing up and never think about how it’s a real place, a place that you could actually go and experience for yourself.
Yes, Capri was amazing. And the only thing I’m certain of is that I need to go back. I left the small Italian island Saturday afternoon, and I’m still thinking about the three perfect hours spent relaxing on a boat and swimming through the shore’s eroded openings.
In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him. The sea is his, for he made it, and his hands formed the dry land.
– Psalm 95:4-5 –
How many are your works, LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. There is the sea, vast and spacious, teeming with creatures beyond number— living things both large and small.
– Psalm 104:24-25 –
If you get the chance to go to Capri, I would highly suggest taking a boat tour and going into the Blue Grotto, a cave that is lit up by blue light from the sun reflecting through the seawater. The island is rather expensive, but the experience is quite worth it.
I’m reminded of God’s overwhelming power seeing the beauty of what He has created. Thank you God, for your magnificent works made for the enjoyment of your children! Feelin #blessed.