Carmi's Challenge this week is "FAR FROM HOME". I thought Longyearbyen, in Svalbard (Spitzbergen) at 78 degrees north, was about as far from home as I could get, going north! The little town was warm and friendly, and the sun was lovely the day we went there on our cruise, but if you got in the wind, you knew you were in the Arctic! That's the summer snow, with a glacier in the distance.
However, this year we went far from home to a much warmer clime - this is the Jacaranda trees blooming in Funchal, in Madeira.
And this is the view from the top of the Cathedral in Gran Canaria. Long way from anything, really, especially to those of us who are a bit freaked out by heights!!