Travel theme: Wild

I’ve been having a wild time recently, taking road trips with friends around the Pacific Northwest, exploring some of the stunning scenery to be found here. Without giving away too much before I write about my adventures, here are a few teaser photos. I’ve encountered some wild weather…

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and some wonderful wildlife…

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and walked through fields of wildflowers…

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and even encountered wildlife walking through fields of wildflowers.

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So let your imagination run wild and come up with your own interpretation of this week’s travel theme. Everyone’s welcome to join in. Here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Wild
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens. If you’re following via email there won’t be a change but if you’re following via WordPress you will need to sign up for email or RSS.

Take a walk on the wild side.

xxx Ailsa

“You were once wild here. Don’t let them tame you.” – Isadora Duncan

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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167 Responses to Travel theme: Wild

  1. Heyjude says:

    I love the wildlife in the wildflowers 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      He was very accommodating, Jude, he posed perfectly for just long enough for me to get a photo before he shot off out of sight. 🙂

  2. Rosemarie says:

    Lovely photos. I love the Pacific Northwest.

  3. aj vosse says:

    Sorry… I live a tame life!! I’ll have to miss this week! 😉

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  5. Just beautiful photos and you got soooo close to the deer !!

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  7. Heyjude says:

    OK, here’s my take on the wild side – a stormy river in South Africa (there is actually a Wild Coast but I never did get there)
    Jude xx
    http://smallbluegreenfotos.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/travel-theme-wild/

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  9. Has to be wild winter skies for me, especially as Austria is having a heatwave! http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/travel-theme-wild/

  10. Mona says:

    Great shots…………. Well Done.

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  12. Ese' s Voice says:

    The last one is so lovely, Ailsa!
    As wild as it gets 🙂 : http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/travel-theme-wild/

  13. Love, love, love these photos, especially the wildflowers! Beautiful!

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  15. Here’s out Entry, My goodness we haven’t participated in so long!
    http://wp.me/p2uXwW-21M

  16. Always loved Isadora’s outlook. The pix look so refreshing.

  17. markd60 says:

    Very nice! I especially like the rainshots.

  18. travtrails says:

    fresh and clear

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  20. Sonel says:

    Great shots as usual Ailsa and a beautiful theme. 😀

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  23. loganbruin says:

    And here I thought when I saw the title we’d be looking at photos of strippers. . .
    Like the road one, I painted myself out of a corner.
    http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/travel-theme-wild/

  24. Colline says:

    Walking through the wild flowers would make for a perfect day 🙂

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  27. This is a tempting one. We are really due for this weather! Great shots.

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  29. Great shot of the rain on the windshield. Every time I try that, it looks like, well, not like that!
    Here’s my entry. Go Wild!
    https://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/2013/08/02/travel-theme-wild/

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  33. Lovely photos! Nature always poses perfectly.

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  36. pommepal says:

    G’day Ailsa, I am settled back for a while and can take part in your challenge again. Here are 2 wild Australian animals http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/travel-theme-wild/

  37. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa ,
    Couldn’t get too wild so I had a few fun interpretations. Regards Peet
    http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/wild/

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  41. ledrakenoir says:

    Very beautiful photos, Ailsa… 🙂 😉

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