2016 has been an amazing year for both of us, and we have the travel photos to prove it. We took a road trip in February to watch the Canadian women play Fed Cup tennis in Quebec City, and attend the Winter Carnival. In April, we spent almost a month in Spain and Portugal while our house was for sale. Then, after the sale closed, we took a road trip out to the east coast of Canada.
All that was just the prelude to our 19+ weeks spent backpacking through Iceland, parts of Eastern Europe, Northern England and Scotland, the Balkans, Cyprus, and Israel.
Travel photography has been a lot of fun
While we’re not professional photographers or experts at travel photography by any stretch, we did manage to take in the range of 5,500 pictures. It’s almost impossible to narrow them down, but we tried. These are our top 50 favourite travel photos from 2016.
Beautiful beaches in Lagos. This is where we’d stay if we went back to the Algarve.
View from Cape St Vincent (SW Portugal). Once believed to be the en of the world, when people still thought the world was flat).
The bullring in Malaga.
Toledo Gorge, Spain
Stykkisholmur harbour, Iceland
All alone near Lake Myvatn, Iceland. The beauty and emptiness of Iceland were breathtaking.
Gullfoss waterfall in the Golden Circle, Iceland
Porvoo, a beautiful spot for a daytrip from Helsinki, Finland
View of the Old Town of Tallinn, Estonia
Streetscape in Old Town, Warsaw
Amazing scenery throughout the hike to Mt Giewont, Zakopane, Poland
There are 300 of these gnomes around Wroclaw, Poland
Neptune’s Fountain in the Long Market, Old Town, Gdansk, Poland
York Minster Cathedral from an artistic angle
Knaresborough – not a bad place to spend some time in Northern England
August in Blackpool. Perfect spot for a traditional English summer vacation 😉
Wharf in Klaipeda, Lithuania
Hello sheep! Hiking in the Lake District of England
Lakeside in Ambleside, Lake District, England
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
A great view of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland
Hiking the trail to the north face of Ben Nevis, outside Fort William, Scotland
Lake Bled from above. This is still one of Trevor’s favourite towns in Europe.
Vintgar Gorge, Bled
Selfie in front of Lake Bohinj. The area was even more beautiful than it looks in the picture.
Harbour in Piran, Slovenia. The coast has a distinct Italian feel.
View of Rovinj, Croatia
Sunset view from our AirBnB in Zadar, Croatia
Swimming at Zrce Beach, Pag Island, Croatia
Old town of Dubrovnik from Mount Srd, with the island of Lokrum in the distance
Stari Most (Old Bridge) from below, Mostar, Bosnia
View from Rozafa Castle, Albania
Waterfront along the Bay of Kotor, Montenegro
Black Lake, in Durmitor National Park
Sveti Stefan, off the coast of Montenegro just south of Budva
The bobsled track from the 1984 Olympics, used as bunkers during the Siege of Sarajevo
Diving near the Roman Wall in Paphos Harbour, Cyprus
Exploring the Archeological Site of Paphos
Some people are idiots – near Cape Greco National Park, Cyprus
Hiking in the Troodos Mountains, Cyprus
View of downtown Tel Aviv, looking back from Jaffa
Hiking the Ein Akev trail in the Negev Desert, Israel
“The Narrows” of the Wade Ardon trail in the Mahktesh Ramon canyon, near Mitzpe Ramon
Sun rising over Masada, Israel
Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount, Jerusalem, Israel
The Separation Wall near the Aida refugee camp in the Palestinian controlled West Bank, Israel
Aphrodite’s Rock (the large rock in the distance), taken from the east