The first stop on our hike was Monterosso! After taking the train from Riomaggiore, we explored the town a tiny bit. There was a small looped trail up through some houses that we walked along. The houses were gorgeous. Then we enjoyed the view of the sea and had our first snack of some fruit. Alec and I wore our swimsuits just in case, but the weather couldn't seem to make up its mind that day.
After our snack we headed up the train toward the next town: Vernazza. Along the train we came across a little "home" for stray cats. People left cat food and water and there was a cat sleeping there. It amazed me, the number of strays.