With access to a computer, Ailsa’s new travel theme of possibility appeared in my reader. This is a well timed theme for me. Possibilities… 2013 for me held so many possibilities. Kangaroo Island or Kangaroo Valley last january; whether to stay in Adelaide or road trip the Great Ocean Road; Uluru or Tasmania from Melbourne; what farmwork to do; east, west or south in Katherine then what on earth to do in Perth. Some of these decisions were taken out of my hands. Various things were important at different times – cost, achievement, needing to work and wanting to be warm! I made the decision to be in Sydney exactly because of the possibilities it offered. The fact that it offered a window of possibility the same day a door shut…
I love that travelling lets you have many possibilities. What you will find when you take those initial first steps… Finding a road to have a journey on and the directions and possibilities you will find along the way… North or south? East or West? Whether to stop a little longer than planned? The people who you meet that will inspire… Perhaps getting on a plane to another country… Perhaps a coin toss, the help of a map or the words of a friend to help you decide… Of course I wonder what could have happened with possibilities gone away, but having a choice is the best thing about travelling on your own. Sometimes they come back around :). Working out the best way can make it seem all the more rewarding when you eventually get there but if it doesn’t work you can just move on :-). I am lucky to have had so many possibilities. I have loved where my journey has taken me and what I’ve found along the way. I am already thinking of the possibilities 2014 offers me. There are so many possibilities everywhere around us. What will you choose?
I wonder where it’s going…
With a new travel theme of ‘simplicity‘ and some time to look at my many photos, finding a variety of shots spanning Australia, this is my take on the theme.
A contrast of little and large, taken on Stradbroke Island in Queensland, this day is one of my favourites in Australia.
This was an unwelcome ant that wanted the same when picking seeds on Kangaroo island and an Emu popping up to say hello in Victoria :-).
Some pelicans having a rest near Kangaroo Island and looking out on Cape Otway's lighthouse on the Great Ocean Road, representing peaceful travelling times.
Finally, a last two from my previous destination, capturing new growth of a zucchini plant and watching a fire burn on Territory Day in Katherine, Northern Territory. It is the only day those living in the territory can set off fireworks. Fire reminds you of how small and insignificant you can be sometimes :-).
Have a look at 'Where’s my backpack‘ for others’ interpretations :-).
My third blog by mobile, I hope it is looking ok. Squash picking at sunrise and sunset, playing my ‘unplayed’ playlist on my iPod, it seems to know just what sort of mood I am in. An eclectic, chilled out mix, I am able to sing or hum along whilst everyone else plays their own choices :-). Some free time in the middle of the day, I like the possibilities of achievements in this time. Sunday apparently downtime day, after washing and packing the vegetables, taken to the extremely beautiful Edith Falls in Nitmiluk National Park, it has become my favourite Northern Territory falls so far. Swimming the lower falls all the way to the waterfall, I enjoyed sitting beside it alone :-). The waterfall releasing its load, I also let something that had been bothering me go…
Knowing this week’s Where’s my backpack Travel Theme and knowing there are many places I have found peaceful that I want to share, without a connection, wanting to but unable to post, missing the community nature of blogging, today I spent some time reading other blogs. I love reading other people’s blogs. I find one sadly on miscarriages and another on a girl writing about a plain Jane. I love these posts. Very real and so well written, I think about my own writing. Darwin has inspired something new in me. Today I want to write. I want to put pen to paper… My brain is thinking. Maybe, just maybe, I will find some inspiration here..
With a new travel theme of contrast, this is my take on it. Traversing Australia, with somewhat of a botanical nature with shots from Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne's Botanical Gardens, there are also two from Kangaroo Island. Mainly contrasting colours, I also loved the contrasting tree types in Adelaide.
Doing my usual browse of the WordPress homepages seeing what had been recently posted I came across a blog entitled 'where's your backpack?' With a weekly travel theme of benches, having just taken a picture of a colourful bench in Fitzroy I was inspired! This is my contribution but there are also some amazing entries on the travel theme page! Continue reading