Travel Photo of the Day (October 8)

A few years ago we visited Montserrat outside of Barcelona. Not only is there a Benedictine Monk retreat that you can visit but there is a mountain trail that offers wonderful views. At least that is what I heard. On the day we went, it was raining. That didn’t deter us. We headed down this trail. It was eerie, wet, and a blast. I’m not sure what we missed since we couldn’t see much, but it was entertaining. And neither one of us was injured. That’s what I call a success even if it didn’t go exactly to plan.

Photo taken in July, 2009

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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45 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (October 8)

  1. IsobelandCat says:

    Did you know that Catalan girls are sometimes called Montserrat, or Montse for short? Maybe you didn’t get the views, but perhaps you picked up the atmosphere.

  2. cobbies69 says:

    beautiful photo.. love it..;)

  3. lynnsbooks says:

    That is an excellent picture – so creepy!
    Lynn 😀

  4. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Oh no, it reminds me of when i went up Snowdonia!

  5. Carol says:

    Beautiful photo. I’m not sure I would have risked a mountain trail in the rain.

  6. niasunset says:

    WOW! Great photograph. Thank you dear TBM, love, nia

  7. The Hook says:

    Looks very… moist.
    I’m sure it was cool though!

  8. bocafrau says:

    That looks like an awful lot of rain. Glad you made it to where ever you were going safely.

  9. Ohh Monk retreat! That sounds so peaceful. I wish I could be a fly on the wall in your travels 🙂

  10. danajoward says:

    I love to walk in the rain and fog. Great post. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  11. Novroz says:

    oh…you can make a horror story from that photo 😉

  12. Silvia says:

    I love Montserrat, my father used to take me there for a hike when I was little. Nice photos!

    • TBM says:

      It’s beautiful there. We enjoyed the hike and the retreat. I would love to go back…and I adore Barcelona. One of the best places we’ve been.

  13. Beth Ann says:

    That is an awesome picture!!! I love it!! All misty and mysterious looking!!!

  14. Jo Bryant says:

    it looks like a fun walk for sure – glad you made it out okay

  15. pattisj says:

    It does sound like your trip was a success, but I don’t know how you could have seen much from this picture! lol

  16. Fergiemoto says:

    It does look eerie, and mysterious. Glad you had a blast, regardless!
    Nice shot!

  17. The Guat says:

    I’m glad you went out in the rain. Some people go very far and then just turn back and stay indoors. But I love that you did this. The very same thing happened to me when I went to Sydney. It was my dream trip. The ONE and when I got to the Opera House…the ICON…the one thing other than Uluru that I wanted to see…dude it was raining. But I didn’t care. I stood out there admiring the Opera House and the harbor. No umbrella. The Aussies might have thought…crazy American. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Oh that is a shame that it was raining, but good for you! We can’t let unplanned events throw us off. Embrace the moment, no matter what. And I love the no umbrella aspect. I can see you there taking it in.

  18. pommepal says:

    I love atmospheric rainy, misty photos they have so much mystery and atmosphere

  19. Seeing as it’s still hot here in Florida…this photo looks nice and chilly to me…looks like fun, lol.

  20. wolke205 says:

    Spooky! I love that fog 😀

  21. zelmare says:

    Wonderful! Very mysterious… 🙂

  22. buddhafulkat says:

    ooh so mysterious and atmospheric, like a veil between worlds, I almost expect someone or something to step out of the fog

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