Iceland holiday - As I've mentioned before, I kicked off my retirement with several trips away. The most notable of these was to Iceland. I was fortunate to be able to visit with a small group of friends, all keen photographers. We were able to focus solely on our photography but without the eye-watering expense of a commercial photography tour (although Iceland itself is definitely not a cheap place for us Brits to visit at the moment!) The weather was extremely wet and windy but we still had a great time.
Our first stop was in Reykjavik, the capital, where 60% of the island's small (less than 330,000) population live. We visited the cathedral and wandered the city streets, admiring the lovely Scandi textiles, homewares and chic clothes in the stylish shops. What struck me most was the vivid colours of the houses, perhaps a necessary choice when the days are short and the weather often challenging.