Travel Theme: New

Ailsa’s travel theme this week is New. Click here to see more entries.

My blog is all about new things – my aim after all is to keep trying new activities and travel to new places. I keep a journal of all the new places that I travel to, with sketches that represent my memories of those places and mementoes from my travels. So, for this theme I thought I’d go back through my journal and share with you a photo from each new place.

Here goes…

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LA and my first glimpse of the Hollywood sign
The 'sticky rocks' in Joshua Tree
The ‘sticky rocks’ in Joshua Tree
Free in the Grand Canyon, No 1 on my Bucket List since I was a small child
Free in the Grand Canyon, No 1 on my Bucket List since I was a small child
48 hours in Vegas - it was everything I expected and more
48 hours in Vegas – it was everything I expected and more
Yosemite - one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited
Yosemite – one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited
San Francisco and my one clear shot of the Golden Gate Bridge - boy that cloud comes in quickly!
San Francisco and my one clear shot of the Golden Gate Bridge – boy that cloud comes in quickly!
Sunset at White Sands
West Wales – only a few hours drive from where I live but it seems like a different world
My trip to Great Missenden was a personal pilgramige for me - to visit the grave of Roald Dahl. This is one of the BFG's footsteps that leads you to his final resting place
My trip to Great Missenden was a personal pilgramige for me – to visit the grave of Roald Dahl. This is one of the BFG’s footsteps that leads you to his final resting place
Pisa - a great place to visit and another one to cross off the list
Pisa – a great place to visit and another one to cross off the list

I’m already thinking of new places I can visit this year. I’ll keep you posted…

 

 

 

Travel Theme: Transportation

Another great travel theme from Ailsa this week – Transportation. I’ve used various forms of transport during my travels, some I would definitely use again and others that are best categorised as ‘at least I’ve experienced them’. Here are a few that I captured on camera.

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Starting with my all-time favourite form of transport – my skis ๐Ÿ™‚

Before you ask (because everyone does), I wasn’t sold an odd pair of skis. They are meant to be different colours, they’re a ‘flip-flop’ design.

 

My trusty steed for the day

I usually end up on a bike at some point when I travel.

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My first trip in a helicopter, over the Grand Canyon.

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Skis weren’t my only form of transport when I worked in winter resorts. These beautiful horses carried us around Seefeld, Austriaย in their sleigh/buggy (depending on the amount of snow).

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And some of my guests chose to travel down the mountain on the Olympic bobsleigh run.

Whichever mode of transport you choose to use, the important thing is that you keep travelling x

 

Travel Theme: Circles

Another thought-provoking theme from Ailsa. This week it’s Circles.

The wheel is definitely one circle that is prominent in all my travels. How far would we have got if out ancestors hadn’t thought to invent the wheel?

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The wheels of our trusty bus got us around California, Arizona and Nevada on the Western Sun 2012 trip. This shot may make it look like we just tipped all our gear out of the trailer, but it was actually very organised – honest!

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Not forgetting the steering wheel. Here is Malcolm the monkey driving the bus after being ‘kidnapped’ by one of my fellow travellers.

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Two wheels got me over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco…

My trusty steed for the day

… and also around Lucca this summer.