May 112017
 

I hiked partly back up the trail towards Monterosso to take this picture as the sun set in Vernazza. I was joined up there by a family who had brought a few big beers up with them, which they were good enough to share. It worked out pretty well for me.

venazza harbour

May 082017
 

This is another photo taken from the back of a water taxi in Venice, similar to the one you can see on the right named Jenny. The hotel I stayed at was just around the corner on the left. So we could sit in the bar and look out across the canal at the domed church on the right.

Venice grand canal at sunset with water taxi and dome church

May 062017
 

You can see the Chateau d’Ansouis at the top of the hill in the background of this picture. Unfortunately, after driving there to visit it I found out the Chateau was closed for renovations.

old provence buildings with flowers and foliage in chateau d'ansouis

 

May 032017
 

This is another one of my new favourite places in the world; Vernazza, in Italy’s Cinque Terre. It’s a small village connected to the other villages in the area by hiking paths and the train tracks you can see in the bottom right of this photo.

vernazza with train tracks church and castle with view of ocean

May 012017
 

On my first day in Provence I took a drive down to the little seaside town of Cassis. We arrived late afternoon and I think we were pretty lucky to find parking. However, it seemed like the bulk of tourists were on their way out so before long it wasn’t too crowded.

cassis water showing harbour with boats and buildings with blue sky