The weather was variable in the first few days that I was on the Amalfi Coast, and there were times when we were completely enveloped in mist. It was a walking holiday, and we walked regardless of the weather. We would arrive at a peak and the tour leader kept saying to us, his expectant troops, “the view is stunning, I assure you !” But all we saw was white cloud.
However, the few times when the opaque white fog did lift, it was usually a most spectacular sight.
~ Spotted Cow
15 thoughts on “When the mist lifts …”
The mist makes for some cool photos in one respect, but I cringe to hear that phrase “the view is stunning, I assure you”! I’ve had a few of those disappointments after hiking for hours/miles to see a view, only to find it enshrouded in mist! I do love these animals emerging from it, though.
Oh I know ! I didn’t mind walking in the mist, and it held the promise of lifting. But when we go to the top, the cloud fell all over us and the whole point of that day was to see the magnificent view. It was incredibly frustrating. We waited a bit, but it started drizzling ! Running into the goats was a lovely surprised. But, I was glad when the weather cleared up in the next few days.
I’ve been in that situation and you do find it disappointing to not get the view. But when you do get it, wow!
Glad you agree!!
All rather mysterious in that murky mist! Still it must be cool walking conditions.
Yes it was lovely walking conditions. I carried a small umbrella to protect the camera in the rainy phases. By the end of the holiday I had to throw it out because the wind broke the spokes!
Brings back memories, nice post.
Ah I’m glad it brought back memories …
Something similar happened to us in the Algarve. We drived up to the highest peak in the area (not very high atually, but still) in oder to enjoy the view of the different beaches only to find a dense fog. Oh well…
I wonder if we went away in the same week ! I used all my just-in-case wet weather stuff and none of the sit-by-the-pool summer things!
Exactly! I run out of clean sweaters but my sandals were so sad in my suitcase…
Mist can be mystical as well…Lovely images. The first one is great. (Suzanne)
Thank you. I’ve come to embrace the mist in photography. I used to hate it because of the dense white.
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Thank you for your kind words.