Lisbon, Portugal

In April 2023 the family went on a one week trip to visit our son who was completing a four month school term at Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal.  We stayed in Alfama, which is a popular historic area on the south-western tip of Portugal.  Alfama was a great location to call home base because of its proximity to popular tourist destinations.

The three galleries of our trip are broken down into the sights we took in during our brief visit.  A few days were simply lots of walking around the Alfma area, one day we took the train to Cascais and another day we took the train to Sintra. In Cascais we had a beautiful seaside lunch and beach visit followed by a costal sunset scene. In Sintra we visited to the Palace of Pena and Quinta da Reglaira and it’s popular well and tunnel.  Cascais is known for its beautiful beaches and ocean coastline.  Sintra is known for it’s amazing historic palaces. All are beautiful locations that are popular tourist destinations.  Taking the train was a great experience. It’s a very affordable way of visiting Cascais and Sintra plus gave an opportunity to see some of the city outside of the tourist hot spots.

Equipment: Fuji XT-2 + Fuji 10-24/4 lens

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Alfama, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon Cathedral, Arco da Rua Augusta, Santa Justa Lift, Castelo de S. Jorge, Praca Dom Pedro IV, Carmo Convent & Archaeological Museum


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Cascais


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Sintra

Palace of Pena

Quinta da Regaleira

Tobermory & the Bruce Penninsula

Summer 2019 my family did a couple day trip to the popular tourist area of Tobermory and the Bruce Peninsula. A beautiful area to visit.  For our trip we went mid-week which we learned afterwards was a wise choice due to how busy this area can get on a weekend.  Google map link.

On this trip I took the Fuji X-T2 and the Fuji 16-55mm F2.8 lens. Continue Reading →

CUBA – Memories Resort in Holguin Province

Late January 2019 my wife and I took a one week vacation to Cuba. More specifically to the southeast corner of Holguin province. This was our first trip to Cuba. Flight and all bookings were done through Sunwing, a popular travel agency specializing in exotic southern locations.

Our trip to Holguin province entailed a week long stay at Memories resort and four unique outings. Excursion #1 was a 1/2 day catamaran cruise that took us to two shallow reefs for snorkeling followed by a fantastic seafood lunch at a private restaurant. Excursion #2 was a 3 hour experience that took us to a local market. Excursion #3 was a 1/2 day trip to the city of Holguin. Excursion #4 was a 1.5hr adventure where we walked from the resort (lead by a local guide) to a intricate cave system for some subterranean exploring. The photos I share in this post are from each of our experiences during our week in Cuba. Continue Reading →