Monthly Archives: May 2016

A day to remember

A day like no other – sights, sounds and crowds! Venice in sunshine…

So amazing, under an azure sky, a magical city floating on an aquamarine lagoon. Twisty windy passageways, with intriguing shops, jammed with people of every nationality. Steep stepped bridges over quietly lapping canals, threading through tall elegant buildings, whose ancient footings are stained green and encrusted with barnacles. Gondolas, water taxis, speed boats, ploughing the busy thoroughfare of the Grand Canal.

Palaces, churches, bells and clock towers, and wide open squares, crowded with people listing to guides, or listening to live music in the elegant cafes.

I’ll leave a few pictures to tell some of the rest of the story…

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More views…

More views of Lake Garda… Hope they bring back happy memories for those of you who know this part of the world. 

Evening light…


Morning light…


View from the Bastilo above Riva Del Garda

Sight seeing…

The last few days have been a complete change of scenery. A trip to the Italian Lakes, staying at Riva on Lake Garda. The weather has been glorious. We toured the lake, by road and ferry, calling at delightful towns such as Salo, Sirmone and Garda.


Another day we took a trip north of the Lakes into the Dolomite mountains. Spectacular sights!