Standing on top of a mountain or hill, there’s no better feeling than having hiked up and getting to enjoy the view. Add in a flask of tea and some cake and you’ve pretty much got my perfect day! I spent a few years living in Vancouver, Canada where an outdoor lifestyle is part and parcel of living there. Free afternoons or days off would often feature a walk or hike of some sort to take in an incredible view. One of my favourite places was a hike from a pretty little village called Deep Cove in North Vancouver up to a view point where you can look out over the water and see lots of little boats and pretty houses. It’s so peaceful up there and there’s tons of space on top of the large rock to sit and take it all in.
The freedom of walking through trees, enjoying the fresh air and also the peace and quiet is really hard to beat. Emerging from the trees to enjoy an incredible view when your legs are starting to ache is what really makes me feel good!
In summer 2015, I can’t wait to take my second Canvas Holiday to either Interlaken in Switzerland or Lake Annecy in France. I can’t decide between the two! I want to go hiking in the mountains and explore completely new surroundings. I can’t wait to breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy the stunning views and maybe visit a patisserie or two!
– Nicola, Canvas Holidays Marketing Assistant