Travel theme: Wood

After visiting Seattle’s Witness Trees, I started looking through my photographs for other wooden wonders I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, a giant mound of driftwood basking on the shores of Whidbey Island.

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Then there’s the whimsical wooden floors in Seattle’s extraordinary central library; a fanciful homage to the printed word.

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A rather beautiful wooden boardwalk in Nisqually Wildlife Reserve, stretching across acres of muddy wetlands.

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These trees, painted with elemental fire and water signs, traced the way to Eternal Flame Falls in New York.

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I fell in love with the little thatched, wooden jungle bungalow I stayed in on my visit to Tikal in northern Guatemala.

Jungle bungalow. I could live here forever.

Jungle bungalow. I could live here forever.

Now it’s over to your neck of the woods for your interpretation of this week’s theme. If you ‘wood’ like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Wood
  • 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!

Touch wood you enjoy this week’s challenge!

xxx Ailsa

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. – Henry Beston

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

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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: Wood

  1. Love the library floor. I would spend all day reading that instead of a book, though!

  2. Mr Mike says:

    Ah, I love your themes! I just found them last week and really want to join in. I hope I make it by this Thursday but more importantly I’m glad you picked one of my favorite Frost quotes. Truly words that will enrich your life; and make all the difference

    • ailsapm says:

      I adore that Frost quote too, Mr Mike, I generally live my life by those words! 🙂 So glad you found the weekly themes, hope you have a chance to join in this week! xxx Ailsa

  3. hungryandfit says:

    This is great 🙂

  4. acuriousgal says:

    That floor is great!

  5. suej says:

    I loved your image of the boardwalk at Nisqually….great detail, and the reflections drew me 🙂 off to hunt for some wood!

  6. Lynne Ayers says:

    Holy smoke – those wooden floors, Ailsa!

  7. Lyle Krahn says:

    You did well with the wood theme but that floor really stands out. So much character.

  8. Ese' s Voice says:

    Amazing, Ailsa! And that wooden floor of the library is really something!
    Here’s what I could come up with this time: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/travel-theme-wood/

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  12. freebutfun says:

    Have to agree with the others: the wooden floor in the library is pretty amazing. If I am ever in the city, I’ll have to visit the library!

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  15. aj vosse says:

    I ‘wood’ love to partake… seems we could all have logs of fun… 😉

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  17. Great theme. There are so many more interpretations than you’d originally think. I’ll have to check my files to see what I want to choose.

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  19. sueslaght says:

    Thank you for the challenge Ailsa. Grab you bike and let’s go cycling in Slovenia to see what we can find. http://traveltalesoflife.com/2014/01/24/travel-theme-wood/

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  21. Jaspa says:

    Great pictures as always, Ailsa. Loving nature, I had no end of photos for this theme, but trying to tie it in with other weekly themes narrowed it down a bit. I hope you still like the result: http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/woodland-juxtaposed/

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  24. andy1076 says:

    I love anything made of wood, It’s such beautiful art 🙂 May I submit a later entry sometime this weekend? won’t have time to do anything until Sunday 🙂

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  27. Rosemarie says:

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  29. Anne Camille says:

    It’s been awhile since I’ve played along with your travel theme. Shots I took earlier this week on a beach walk were perfect for this week’s theme: http://wp.me/p1tzBV-2fF

  30. Amy says:

    Great varieties of wood! Love this challenge, Ailsa!

  31. younglisa51 says:

    Reblogged this on Cabin Style California and commented:
    . . . love the driftwood, as a child we would stop and load up our van with various pieces found wood, leaving barely enough room for us kids on our way back to California.

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  33. Indira says:

    Lovely photographs for the theme Ailsa. Very fascinating. Here are mine- http://amaltaas.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/travel-theme-wood/

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  35. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    I do love wood, particularly old, worn and well-used specimens. And then of course there are trees. Regards Peet http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/wood-a-travel-theme/

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  43. I hear you with that thatched hut!
    Great shots all around, but I’d like to be there right now! Brrrrr…
    http://firstandfabulous.wordpress.com/2014/01/25/travel-theme-wood/

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