The Gallery: Adventure
Going by my Facebook timeline and Twitter feed, the occurrence of cold snowy weather in the UK seems to mean that it’s time to book a holiday.
We are no exception and DH has been hard at work ‘researching’ destinations and presenting them to me for approval. It’s a long and drawn out process and I suspect DH likes the hunting almost as much as he likes taking the holiday himself. It’s made me realise something quite important. For our family, a good holiday involves adventure. So far, we’ve been lucky enough to have some great ones.
This doesn’t mean it’s go, go, go all the time during our holidays. We always make sure we have some down time but we have tried the AI beach holidays and they don’t suit us. We need some excitement in there somewhere.
We don’t care what form the adventure comes in.
Sometimes it’s the transport to our destination.
We’ve taken a seaplane to an Island in the Maldives.
We’ve ridden camels through the desert in Jordan.
Sometimes it’s the accommodation.
We’ve stayed in a flash hotel in Dubai. It even had its own aquarium in the building but the most adventurous part was finding our way from the lift to our rooms.
We’ve spent a night in a canvas tent in Wadi Rum, Jordan. That wasn’t comfortable or quiet which is why I don’t usually ‘do’ camping.
And we’ve spent nights in guest lodges in the middle of nowhere in Namibia.These were usually both quiet and comfortable.
Just getting to some of the places we’ve been has involved an adventure.
This was our first glimpse of the Treasury in Petra from the Siq, a gully carved by water into the rock.
We climbed stairs to look down into Gullfoss in Iceland.
And we’ve walked through the desert to have lunch in Dead Vlei, Namibia.
And the wildlife, we can’t forget the wildlife- the best adventure of all.
We got to release baby turtles back into the sea in Sri Lanka.
We patted a cheetah in Namibia
And DD3 discovered a talent for Dassie charming on Table Mountain, South Africa.
Of course you don’t need to go abroad to have an adventure. There is plenty of scope for discovery in the backyard, or the woods down the road.
But as the snow still falls outside, I can’t help wondering where in the world we’ll end up this year.
And after that, if you want even more photos of adventure, then check out the linky at Sticky Fingers this week.