This is going to be one of the most difficult challenges WP has ever given.
Cheryl asks us ” For this week’s photo challenge, select and share a series of photographs. You can piece together what you consider an ideal day, recount a memorable day, tell a (visual) story, or show us some of your favorite things”.
Not because I don’t know what to choose for it, but because there are so many memorable days.
Life is full of memorable moments and the older I get the more I have to draw on.
I started this blog in 2009 to chronicle our journey around Australia, so I have chosen just a small sample of magic moments from that year of travel.
After months of preparation, finding the right camper van, downsizing from a 3 bedroom house into a one room Granny flat, garage sales, giving away and sending surplus “stuff” to op shops. Finally it was time to go. March 5th (our birthday) 2010 and Matilda trundles out of the drive on an epic 12 month, 37000 kilometre journey of discovery around Australia.
Yes this was our home for the next year, as Jack put it, “living in a sardine can”….
Waking to a mist filled morning, dew draped like diamonds on every blade of grass and the only thing sharing this hushed and serene moment was spiders waiting for their web to dry and the insects to arrive.
Walking in National Parks, isolated and alone and skinny dipping in pristine mountain streams.
So many campfires shared with new friends, stories and a glass of wine shared.
Even one camp shared with a friendly horse that loved cups of tea and muffins.
The friendliness and generosity of the nomads on the road.
One memorable evening we arrived late into a camp ground called “funny dunny” miles from any where, but a favourite with the fishing community. As we settled in the neighbour came over and offered us 2 freshly caught fish. Not only that but as we had no idea how to cook it (at that stage of the journey we were still newbies) they gutted, cooked and then shared the meal with us.
It was certainly a year of so many highlights and I am thankful for the WordPress blog that allows me to look back and relive those times on the road.
But finally I have to include these last 2 photos. This is the best sunset of many memorable sunsets I photographed. It was a moment that took my breath away. Words fail me to describe the intensity of feeling as I witnessed, and photographed this glorious vision.
It was a moment shared with friends which made it very special.
That must be a west coast sunset Pauline, makes me a little homesick, west coast NZ sunsets are not quite so spectacular.