Weekend Walk in Chew Valley

Chew Valley Cows

This weekend, we went for a walk/hike around Chew Valley Lake, a reservoir nearby in North Somerset. It was a nice way to stay socially distanced and get some fresh air.

Grebe Trail Grasses in Chew Valley

The Grebe Trail has been marked into a one-way traffic hike as part of the COVID-19 precautions….

Here are some of my favorite photos:

Grebe Trail Walkway
Walkway over the Stream along Grebe Trail

Grebe Trail Bridge

On our way home, we passed these cows…

Chew Valley Cows
Somerset Cows in Chew Valley

A nice day spent outside clearing our heads.

Here is a link to the trail map and guide from Bristol Water.

xo Kate

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Hiking along the Italian Coast

Cinque Terre

*edit* – you can check out a new video all about sketching and hiking Cinque Terre on my Youtube channel here: Hiking & Sketching Cinque Terre

I shared a few photos from our hike through Cinque Terre, Italy here. The seaside, the views – it’s lovely. : )

Cinque terre

We started out early in the day by grabbing some fruit at one of the small streetside markets….

Italian coast
Our hike wound along the coast of the Mediterranean through 5 towns, some vineyards, and natural cliffs. In the middle of one orchard, we came across an Italian man selling fresh lemonade to hikers….

homemade.

fresh lemonade.

For lunch, we stopped in the harbor of one of the towns with some grab-and-go pizza….

Lunch while hiking Cinque Terre

Throughout the hike, we overheard people talking in all different languages – Italian, English, German, French, and more. It was an interesting mélange of people from all different places – all come to enjoy the Italian coast….

hilltop.

Everyone we passed would say “excuse me” in a different language. Scusi, permesso, entschuldigung, pardon…

Hiking cinque terre

Cinque Terre is famous for its beautiful scenery and seaside hikes, but its mixture of different visitors makes for a really unique atmosphere, too. : )

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One Tuesday at Cinque Terre, Italy

In April, I got to spend my spring break – 11 days – in Italy. The trip was rich with history, culture, and especially food. : ) We spent most of our time in Rome, but made this day trip out to hike Cinque Terre where there are some beautiful hiking routes along the Italian coast.

riomaggiore.

seaside.
This hiking area is full of sweeping views, crisp and salty Mediterranean air, seaside life…

perch.
The main hiking trail also takes you through 5 small coastal Italian towns, where you find your way through small, winding, complex Italian alleys….

street.


Watch my Hiking & Sketching Cinque Terre travel vlog here.
Read all posts about Italy here.

Interesting architecture and inspiring personal touches accent the walls and streets throughout each of the towns…

mixed media.
italian.

Tomorrow, I’ll be posting about some of the food we came across as well as the atmosphere of our hike Cinque Terre! See you then. : )

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