Musings on travel journalling

Reflections on my first effort in Travel Journalling. Will I do it again?

Anticipating: New Zealand​

I am visiting New Zealand in July 2018 for a maths education conference and will be extending my stay to do a whistlestop tour of both islands. My flights are paid for. It is the only opportunity I will ever get to go to New Zealand, so I have decided to do a planned tour rather than drive myself around. Flights have been booked, the tour itinerary (including travel and accommodation) is set and everything is paid for. Now all I have to do I think about what to pack and anticipate my adventure. 

If we were having coffee [7]

Saturday's round up of weekly goings on. This week, a focus on Swakopmund's coffee shops!

on keeping a travel journal

With only have between 7300 and 7000 days (if I live to 70 or 75!) left to have adventures, I really want to experience my travels with awareness and joy - not just see them as a list of places to be ticked off.  I am making a promise to myself, this time it will be different. I will keep a traveler's journal.

If we were having coffee… (5)

This is now becoming a weekly post - a round up of what's been going on in my world this week.

April 365 Project – Travel Shots

I have always said to myself that I am NOT a landscape photographer. I tend to gravitate towards details and macros; shapes, patterns and textures and you can see some of those kinds of shots in my monthly posts. But I think I am beginning to understand how to compose a landscape shot and to make it my own - developing a style in this genre I suppose. If I look closely at them, I can also see shapes, textures and patterns within the bigger picture - my core style elements.

Derelict or devastation? Or both?

It is devastating that these wonderful buildings on an estate outside Prague (Czech Republic) have been left to become derelict.

Mindful Travel — Find Your Middle Ground

I’ve just recently discovered John O’Donohue’s work and for the first time in my life, I finally found a poem I like. I was so pleased that I actually wrote about it! This lovely blessing shared by Find your Middle Ground re-inforced my determination to get one or two of his books of blessing when … Continue reading Mindful Travel — Find Your Middle Ground

A line is a dot that went for a walk

A line is a dot that went for a walk (Paul Klee) - lines in photography

Best shot(s) of 2017?

I don't consider myself to be a landscape photographer, nor do I think I am any good at landscapes, but I always try when I get an opportunity.