In the last post I explained arriving, comfort and beauty in Venice and the island of Giudecca. Peaceful was a word I used a lot. I also said I would show you how the evening fared as we sat out the front of the hostel with what started as a great cappuccino then progressed into happy hour and a cold beer.. or two. The view over the water to the main island of Venice was getting less busy we could see as the sun began its daily downward turn. Blues and whites turning to a glowing purple and pink.

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

‘Now this spot was getting better and better’ I thought. Along the water’s edge either way a handful of people had come out their front doors to think their thoughts in silence as the sun went down. What a great spot to live and be able to do often eh?

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

Those of you that know this site will be aware I have enjoyed sitting in many a spot to reflect with a sunset. From mountaintops, beaches, cliff-tops and boats in the pacific, this one however felt so much different yet again. Venice is unique. A kind of place all unto itself. The buildings, all seemingly crammed in, yet lined up spaced out on the horizon making for a wonderful backdrop.

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

After all the running around Europe so far, every minute of which has been a great happy adventure, it was nice to have those minutes, in silence, just a breeze, water crashing the kerbside, and the darkness falling on Venice.

A Venice sunset on the Island of Giudecca

Tomorrow a new day exploring was awaiting….

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