When initially I saw John’s post, I thought I was in trouble. I usually don’t photograph means of transport unless they are in museums. John also mentions where transport might take us and that is where I’m going with this challenge, picking holidays when travelling, by train or car, between several locations was required.
Firstly, our biggest adventure: Japan. Instead of joining a tour, we planned everything by ourselves. I’m surprised how well it all went. No doubt Japan’s marvellous organisation helped. All travelling after arrival was done by train. The shinkansen is as extraordinary as we expected, and I even have a photo…! It allowed us to travel far and wide and see some of the most breath-taking places: Osaka, Kyoto, Kanazawa, Tokyo, the wonderful Mount Fuji.
You can click on the galleries for a better look.
The next one has a special place in my heart. The mini road trip to the Extremadura region in Spain with my parents, 4 years ago. The driving from the Algarve to Spain was divided between my father and myself. It’s close but under the extreme heat we faced, it was hard at points. Was it worth it? Absolutely. It was quality time we spent as a family, three generations making new memories. The sites we visited were great too: Seville, Córdoba and my favourite Granada. And no, we did not ride on the caléche…!
Finally, our first road trip after the Covid lockdowns. We visit sites in Scotland all the time but usually within driving distance from Glasgow. A small day trip and then back again. Last year we planned a visit to the Highlands, a section of the country unknown to us. An absolute dream, even with the incredibly narrow roads: Loch Shiel, Loch Linnhe, Glencoe and Camusdarach.
We’ve done a similar road trip this year, but to Aberdeenshire. And I also drove again. I know we should think outside using the car for such adventures. I would have a chance to properly enjoy the surroundings and it would be more environmentally friendly. Is the fact that trains and buses never really offer a working alternative, or is the absolutely eye watering prices, either way I never consider not taking the car. Something to think about.
This was a challenge that took me into precious memories, and I loved doing it. Thank you, John! If you want to join us this week, have a look at John’s ever interesting and informative post, not to mention awesome photos, link back and tag with Lens-Artists so we can easily find you.
Ann-Christine’s challenge last week was a visual treat as were all your responses. Simply wonderful.
Next week it’s my turn to host. I hope you can join me for another (hopefully) interesting challenge. Until then, take care.
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