A Day in Portofino

I’m back from Italy and after unpacking and adjusting (again) to the change in time zones I’ve uploaded my pictures to the computer.  I haven’t reviewed all of them yet but I took over 1700!  For now I thought some pictures of Portofino might be a good place to start.

Portofino

During the morning it was both windy and rainy and the ferry service to Portofino was called off.  However, there was a shuttle bus from Santa Margherita Ligure and I decided to take that instead.  Later that morning the weather improved dramatically and it ended up being a beautiful day.  By the way, the bus was full of people with backpacks and it was a challenge staying upright as the bus went around all the curves in the road.  I was happy when we arrived and these were my first impressions of Portofino.

It was a perfect time to take a walk, buy a gelato, and then find a bench to simply admire the scenery.  Sometimes I wish days like this didn’t have to end.

Portifino

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Travel theme: Sparkle

I was in Barcelona in the spring on a particularly bright day with blue sky showing behind some fluffy clouds.  I took a long walk along La Rambla and ended up by the water.  The Rambla de Mar was ahead and I continued my walk.  There was a sidewalk where I saw a large sign describing the area.  As I looked around there were many rows of boats in the sparkling water.  It seemed to me that the water and the blue sky were exceptionally bright that day.  It was a peaceful scene.

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona

Look here for more sparkle.

When It Was Cloudy

One afternoon in Cornwall it was very cloudy and looked like it might rain.  I thought it was a good opportunity to take some pictures in black and white.  I’ll always remember how lovely everything looked even under gray skies.

After a few hours it became much lighter.

Cornwall

Maybe later there would be a glimpse of blue sky…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgic

When I was growing up my family would go to the beach during the summer.  Many times we would drive to Maine and spend the day swimming, collecting seashells and enjoying the beautiful weather.  My recollection is that the water never got very warm, even in August.  I’ve made this postcard as a nostalgic reminder of those sunny days along the shore.

Travel theme: Soft

When I was in St. Petersburg, Florida I saw lots of soft, fluffy clouds.  One evening after the sun went down there was a hint of pink in the sky and the clouds looked like pillows.  I chose these pictures for  this week’s theme from Where’s my backpack?

FloridaFlorida

Simply Prince Edward Island

This is a place I’d dreamed about ever since reading the Anne of Green Gables stories, and I was so happy to have the chance to visit!   It was quite easy to get around, whether by car, bicycle or on foot.  And the best part was that I had enough time to thoroughly explore the island.  Here’s some of what I saw.

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