Cream of the Crop (Travel Theme: Cream)

This scene of the early morning rays of sunshine lighting up the dandelion heads across a field in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, will stay with me forever. Such a glorious image to leave the island with.

 

This memory is definitely the cream of the crop when remembering our overnight stay on Prince Edward Island (pun very much intended, lol). Cream is this week’s Travel Theme Challenge from Where’s My Backpack.

 

 

 

The Colours of Chihuly (Travel Theme: Colours)

The shapes Chihuly creates are simply amazing. Size is definitely not deterrent either to this remarkable artist. What I find even more incredible are the magnitude of colours used!

When wandering through his displays at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition in Seattle, there doesn’t appear to be any favoured colour. Every shade of every colour of the spectrum are used. Truly beautiful!

Colours is this week’s Travel Theme from Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack?

 

 

 

 

Under the cloak of Darkness (Travel Theme: Dark)

The Travel Theme Word  from Aisla of Where’s My backpack? for this week is… dark.

This photo was taken August 31, still technically summer. However with the dense rain-clouds that rolled in around the edge of the harbour, obscuring the islands behind them, you are instantly reminded winter is not far away.

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You wouldn’t think it would be that hard but I have to admit, it took many shots before I was able to get one with the buoy light actually on.

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Wind down the Fjord (Travel Theme: Wind)

There are so many things that come to mind when I think of our three years in Iceland – the friendly people, the unique scenery, and of course the incredible WIND. There weren’t always fierce winds but at times it certainly felt like it!

Wind down our fjord!

On this particular day, 75 kph winds were whipping up the waters upon our fjord, creating not only many a white cap but quite the mist in the air from all the spray. Tucked safely in my warm house, it was quite the sight to behold!

This is Reyðarfjörður, on the east coast of Iceland at approximately 3 o’clock on the Icelandic map. This is where we called home for our three years and would go back in a heartbeat if the opportunity ever arose. 🙂

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One word is TINY but many is so much more! (Travel Theme: Tiny)

 

The Travel Themed Word for this week from Where’s my Backpack? is… TINY! Oh the possibilities, the choices – there are just so, so many to choose from!

Then I stumbled on this photo from my archives from the Vancouver City Library of the original “data-base” of the library’s inventory. The choice was obvious.

One word becomes many

One word written on a page may seem TINY, almost considered insignificant but when you add another word, then another, and another… the possibilities are limitless!

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Not a TANGLE! (Travel Theme Challenge)

The Travel Theme from Ailsa this week over at Where’s My Backpack? is… TANGLE!

Whilst going through my Polar Bear photos I happened upon some photographs given to us following our visit last year to Blue Sky Expeditions at Churchill, Manitoba. This one in particular ideal for this challenge.

A Tangle of Dogs... NOT!

Having to harness six excited dogs to a sled, there was inevitably a TANGLE or two before everything was set to go but what bliss once we set sail. This is my Miss Twelve (we had a birthday on the week-end) and I sitting back enjoying our sled ride!

The lack of snow I think is evident which meant our sled had wheels but there were absolutely NO complaints from us as this made the ride so much more enjoyable. 🙂

Without wheels going over the compacted snow/ice in a sled can only be likened to a Ferrari attempting to go over the speed-bumps at a shopping centre – you close your eyes and hope for the best!

 

Travel Theme: Hats

Normally I’m not one to shy away from a challenge but this week’s Travel Theme challenge from Where’s my Backpack of Hats has really had me thinking!

My boy and his DD...

This photo is of when my son began his foray into salmon fishing at our local river a couple of years ago, complete with waders and the mandatory hat.

This hat holds a very special significance for him (and for me also) as it was his grandfather’s hat. His grandfather would wear this hat whenever they went on walks together.

What was particularly amusing about this ritual was that my father absolutely detested walking but when it came to pushing “his possum” in the pram, eventually walking side-by-side, there was never-ever a moment’s hesitation.