When it’s cold and snowy we often think about the summer and plan our next holiday. Whilst I like being warmer rather than colder, when I look back, some of the most beautiful photos I’ve taken have been in the snow. The range of weather and seasons feature quite heavily in my holiday photos – and they’re not all UK based, it rains a lot all over the place and sometimes I seem to follow it around! Thankfully our last holiday in the south of the UK was sunny and dry - with so much to see relatively locally, there really isn't enough holiday time each year. Our plan to take a 'gap year' when the children are grown and the mortgage is paid is still very much a reality waiting to happen!
A weekend break to Iceland wonderful – except the weather was so bad that our trips to see the whales and Northern Lights were cancelled so we walked a lot, found a number of different coffee shops and watched the snow fall instead. We’ll head back another time and hope to see the Aurora Borealis for the duration of the light show rather than a quick flash through the bus window on the way back to the airport.
The warmth of the Canary Islands was an absolute joy – sunshine, freckles and ice cream were just some of the very happy memories we brought back, along with some photos which led to an article in the P&O magazine and an image featuring on their Twitter page.
Barcelona was wet, not just a little bit damp, totally and completely soaking wet.
Amsterdam was chilly – to be expected in October, I’m sure that it’s really pretty in the summer when the skies are blue and the flowers are all in full bloom over the canals.
When we head to the States later this year, although it should be hot and sunny I’ll pack for all seasons and expect the unexpected. Planning our road trip through the National Parks from Denver to San Francisco is a bit of a dream come true – have you got any tips to share?