Thoughts and reflections

Category: Travel

Korcula, Croatian island in Adriatic

View of Korcula and St Mark’s Cathedral    image Sue Martin

In the summer of 2022, I took a ferry from Split to Korcula. In the steamy heat of a Croatian July day,the ferry docked at this beautiful place in the midst of the Adriatic. A small island with lots of history and a maze of tiny streets.

From the tower of St Mark’s Cathedral I gazed across the deep blues seas, and wondered at the beauty and splendour in our world.

St Mark’s Cathedral was built in the 15th Century, in  Gothic-Renaissance style and has  two Tintoretto paintings.

Journeying alone can be fun and gives me time to let the day wander into my mind through the sights in front of me and a real sense of place and the history of days gone by.

Rev’d Sue Martin


St Martin’s Funchal Madeira

Image: a view to the horizon and the ocean...

Image: a view to the horizon

Peace in the early morning whilst gazing out in the Atlantic Ocean.Time for some relaxation, reading and walking at the start of a short break in February.

Rev’d Sue Martin

Ermita de Betlem Mallorca

A wonderful view across the Bay of Alcudia from Ermita de Betlem

A journey to my favourite place in Mallorca. Following a steep and  bending road, with the sharpest of hairpin bends,we made it safely in our little hire car to the Ermita de Betlem. A tiny sacred space,once  home to a larger monastery similar to Lluc in Mallorca. Now it stands lonely and quiet, far from tourist eyes and coaches.

A ten minute walk along the sheep track led us to this magnificent view at the top of the Bay of Alcudia. So blue, so quiet and tranquil on a warm and gentle day.

Rev’d Sue Martin

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