One of my favourite things about travelling is taking photos of everything I see. Sometimes a day trip can even be ruined by me not having a functional camera along with me. Like the time when I forgot the camera batteries in the charger when we were going to visit the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Oops. The day would have been a complete catastrophe if it hadn’t been for the most excellent guide I’ve ever spent a day with – Ray from the Galway Tour Company. Anyways, it gave me a good reason to go back.
Once I’m back from a trip I usually create a photo book from my photos. I’ve usually used Apple’s Aperture to create the books, but with Photos recently released I wanted to check if it might be better. Lots of new templates and layouts, and maps. Maps in ALL templates, not just 2 of them, as in Aperture. I started to think that I might be on to something, but…no. To start, I couldn’t find a way to add a place and automatically get the dot and the label in the right place on the map. Once I added a photo which was taken here in Östersund, I got double dots and double labels. And no arrows between points. 🙁
So, I’ll be sticking with Aperture for a while longer. I quickly made a map of my travel route there while I was at it, since it is so easy. As I mentioned, I’ll be flying in to London, and then taking the train to Conwy the next day. A couple of buses the following day to Caernarfon, where I’ll be spending almost a week. I then thought I’d take the train down to Cardiff, until I realised that the train first goes east INTO ENGLAND. And then south to the right/east of the Welsh border in the image below. Now where’s the fun in that? I’d be missing out on lots of the beautiful Welsh scenery that way, so instead I’ll be taking the bus to Aberystwyth. I’ll stay there for a couple of nights, before taking another bus south to Cardiff. A little more than a week there before taking the train back to London. And lots of day trips, of course! 😀