We ended our holiday with a half a day and evening in Surrey, UK with our friends Lucy, Barbara and Peter. They took us for dinner at the Weir Pub then we walked along the channel. These are some of the views on the walk. Barbara and Lucy drove us to the airport for our flight back to Canada the next morning after enjoying a night as their guests. What a wonderful holiday and my sketch book will conjure up all those wonderful moments and memories long after the holiday is done.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
We loved exploring the bays and near by towns by car and foot.
This is the beautiful view from our decks, in fact there were 3 decks, 1 with deck chairs another with a table and 2 chairs and the third with a table and chairs that we enjoyed our meals.
This was the end of our Spain holiday, Flew to London England. One last sketch book entry to add of Surrey, UK.
Monday, June 18, 2018
Saturday, June 16, 2018
These two pages are a compilation of some of the things I enjoyed while riding in the countryside. Wild poppies and flowers growing in between the rock walls "Wild [poppies on the edge of raodways and fields dancing in the sunlit breeze. Poppies waved and bobbed as we happily passed on our bikes."
Friday, June 15, 2018
More photos of my sketch book during our Spain cycling holiday with 3 other couples. Some days it was just notes or writing and other days it was more art than writing.
This sketch is across 2 pages of the house that we rented. It was perfect for the 8 of us.
I left this matted water colour ink & water colour painting as a thank you to the owners with a card everyone signed.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
We flew from Gatwick Airport to Palma de Mallorca Spain to meet up with our friends to begin a pedal biking holiday. We met up with Shelly and Art and walked over the town enjoying a supper of tapas and great beer at an outdoor restaurant. The next day we walked all over and ran into Laurianne and Chris before heading to meet Christine and Bruce at the bus depot to head to our rented house in Port de Pollenca, a beautiful 4 bedroom home (Casa Vieja) for the 8 of us.
I kept a travel diary with sketches of things that I enjoyed or was intrigued with as a reminder of the trip when I get home. I also kept a small journal with me to record any live people sketches on my travels.
Monday, June 11, 2018
My husband Gord and I flew to London and were greeted by our friends Lucy and Barbara. We enjoyed a fabulous day in Brighton and enjoyed the seaside. Barbara had a bag of 2 pence pieces so we ran around playing the 2 p machines on the Brighton wharf. Lucy and I scoured machines for dropped 2p coins so our playing lasted a lot longer (so much fun). We were gifted with British things we love - English Ale, Harry Potter earrings (to go with my socks), beer opener, and Percy pigs candy. The next day we took a bus to Kingston Upon Thames with Barbara and Lucy and thoroughly enjoyed shopping at Primark (everyone came home with something), lunch on an outdoor deck by the Thames, back to their house for tapas in their garden, dinner inside and back to our hotel (whew those days flew by). This is the first page of my journal, crowded and busy as our time there was.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
#61 Seat 13C and #62 Seat 14F These sketches were all done on a WestJet flight from London, UK to Calgary, Canada A great opportunity and time passer. Sitting one seat behind allowed me a partial view without making eye contact.
|#63 Seat 13K|
#67 WestJet flight attendant (had to be quick as she was doing a service and was continually moving).
#68 Seat 13C This one was fun as he was sleeping I felt like I had time to get a good look so I used both sides of the book (2 pages) and drew large.
Thursday, June 7, 2018
#56 was enjoying ice cream and oblivious to anything else (perfect for me).
|#58 and #59 in the Palma, Spain Airport|