My holidays and trips are planned months in advance, and I even have a trip in the diary now for October 2020. However, one Sunday evening a few weeks ago I decided to join my husband who would be spending a few days in Venice. He was leaving the next day….
Unfortunately there were no available flights for that day, but there was availability on the Tuesday so at a cost of £83.00 return I booked them. I left the dreary UK with hand luggage only – (we’d had what seemed like non-stop rain for weeks on end with no prospect of Summer arriving,) and I arrived in Venice in time to eat dinner outside, sitting next to a canal with the occasional gondola floating by, and wearing a sleeveless top. My husband had taken my tripod out with him and I hadn’t made it to our hotel room yet, but on our walk back from the restaurant I managed to take some night shots by resting my camera on bridges or just leaning against a wall.
After I’d wandered around for a couple of hours on Thursday morning, we had a quick breakfast and then headed back to the airport. It was a great little break for me, and Venice is an absolutely beautiful city. If you go, get well away from the main areas and just go and explore the myriad of alleyways. You can walk for miles, but the Grand Canal is never far away and you can always catch a water taxi back to where you need to be if you get lost! Food and drinks are also a fraction of the cost away from the tourist spots.