A travel photography challenge when not travelling.
I was asked a while back by Deb at Debs World via Instagram to share my favourite all-time travel snaps. Well, that proved harder than I thought. Indecisiveness ruled for days until I decided to use photographs that I haven’t shared previously on my blog. Not all these photographs will necessarily be the best photographically, or our most memorable; all photos were randomly picked on the day I wrote this post.
Let me take you on a journey from when we had a home on four wheels to other trips’ when it was just a suitcase and us with various transport modes. All travel options from our backyard to the rest of the world was ours to appreciate, which we did.
One with nature – Aotearoa – 2007
This was one of those rare moments where luck and timing perfect themselves.
Lake Dunston, N.Z. – Motorhoming 2008
Wiling away summer down South way back when the sun shone more than it didn’t.
Western Australia – Motorhoming – 2010
Hamelin Bay – south-west coast of Western Australia between Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste
Bland Bay – Northland, N.Z. – Motorhoming 2015
Late summer and catching up with friends – anything but bland was Bland Bay. This photo was also an example of myself the photographer not using my new lens correctly! As the photos are now too dark to use on a new computer.
Italy – Bologna – 2015
To say that Bologna was hot during the Summer of 2015 would be an understatement. The best part was the cooler hours of wandering the streets at night and the copious amounts of gelato and other amazing food that kept us going.
France – Winter/Spring 2016
Taking time out with our charges. It is an ordinary capture of an extraordinary time when we gained our first housesit in France for 3 months. The start of many more in France.
Porto -Summer 2016
This moment was captured walking near the famous Porto bridge which we had just walked over. It was a fun moment with memories of laughter and wonderment at how the Squire managed to get me to walk over that bridge when I dislike heights.
Aubonne, Switzerland – Housesitting 2017
On top of the best was housesitting in Aubonne. We were to do repeat housesits for Fudge and his family here and in Spain. It was a pleasure to explore both.
Spain – Winter – 2017
So much fun creating snowballs and I am happy to say I dodged that one heading my way.
Troyes, France – Roadtrip – 2018
This trip through some enchanting towns and cities in France was our last road trip in Europe. We left the Netherlands via train to Lille where we picked up a hire car before heading to a previous housesit (near Auvillar, Toulouse region) and our last for 2018 and decided to take a few weeks exploring through areas such as Limousin and Burgundy. Those petite villages and towns on hills were worth driving for miles to explore. Troyes was terrific, and at that stage, we had housesits organised just outside of Troyes for 2019 and a few in Italy. I wonder if we had done things differently, knowing what was ahead of us? Hindsight is a great thing.