There is a gonadal in Lake Garda, so of course we had to go up it. The downside we happened to arrive at the same time as a school trip!
The weather, was again 380483028203 degrees (30 ish) and this was up the mountain, not just in the valley. It was super duper hot. Every day we had a massive thunderstorm with loads of rain. Very tropical for late May!
It’s May, it’s hot. The hotel we are stopping in is very nice. The food is amazing. We are a little way out of the center, but that suits us. The only down side so far is crossing the road to get to the walk into the center by the lake.
When crossing said road I made a run for it, and forgot that the traffic is on the other side of the road. So got peeped at. Almost died. Got done off of kB for being reckless.
Day 6 232 // 365 It was miserable and overcast and it rained a bit, but we had already decided we were going to go to Capri so off we went. In all honesty the rain was welcome as it cooked us down, I would have hated to think what it was like if we had gone in the blistering heat. We walked quite a distance and there were a lot of steps. Again, my walking stick came in very handy – so glad that I bought it before we went as I’m not sure I would have been able to walk as much as I did this holiday without it 🙂
233 // 365 I woke up at sunrise with loads of ideas in my head for shots, but none of them really worked out and I’m not even that keen on this one but as I’d spent a while collecting fallen fruit and got mud all over my dress I felt obliged to use it. I was a bit fed up of lugging my camera around everywhere in the heat, so I left my camera and lenses in the hotel (with a bucket load of apprehension). All was well, and when we got home I shot loads of the flowers in the garden just before tea.
Day 8 (well not really we got picked up to come home at 730am)
234 // 365 We were getting up at 6am anyway to check the suitcases and room before heading down for a hasty breakfast before getting picked up at 730. I decided I wanted to grab a couple of shots in the hotel itself, so I set my alarm for 530 and off I went. I was pretty much the only person awake in the hotel, and I thought I was doing well as I couldn’t hear anyone else up. However to get to the location above I had to walk through reception. I was in an evening dress, barefoot, with a camera, two lenses and a tripod and alone. I bumped into the man who was on reception as I was almost at the little sitting room – grr! He was so confused bless him, and he thought that I wanted to photograph the pool (it had lights around it), and was even more confused when I turned down his offer to open the door to the pool area. I felt like I owed him an explanation so I said I was leaving today (true) and I’d woken up early and couldn’t get back to sleep (not true).
Glad I made the effort though as I like this shot ^_^
From 15/08/14 to 22/08/14 we have been in Italy. We stopped in Sant’Agnello, which was about a 15 minute walk from Sorrento. Whilst we were there we saw lots of beautiful sunsets, went to Capri and Pompei as well as me getting up before dawn twice to take some shots! It was very warm for most of the week, but when we visited Capri it rained all on and off all day. To be honest though the shade the clouds provided was more than welcome as we ended up walking a lot farther than I anticipated. Especially when on the third day there I possibly broke my toe!
Day 1 – See yesterdays post for the image.
228 // 365 We didn’t really do much this day. This is the view from our balcony 🙂
229 // 365 Sorrento and Sant’Agnello don’t have beaches. Instead they have piers with sunbeds on them. You have to pay to use them, and they weren’t cheap! kB really wanted to swim in the sea though so off we went. I took my waterproof camera into the sea, and whilst treading water to try and take a picture of Mount Vesuvius from a sea eye level when I kicked kB really hard (accidentally!). My toe went black and blue and swelled up and I couldn’t walk on it. I assumed that I’d just bruised it, but it’s still an oddish colour and swollen now and I still can’t walk on it!
230 // 365 This day we went to Pompei. There are some shots from Pompei over on my Facebook page, but this sunset was my favourite shot from that day. This was taken with my 50 – 200mm lens from the roof of the hotel we stopped in. I’ve not done much to edit the shot, such a beautiful sunset. Despite having a (possibly) broken toe, I managed to walk a good distance – walking stick and pain killers defiantly helped!
Day 5 231 // 365 We spent the day exploring Sorrento, before walking down to the sea front just before sunset.