Travel theme: Edge

I didn’t get enough sleep last night and am a little on edge, so I’m funneling my edginess into this week’s travel theme. Here are a few edgy moments I’ve encountered along the way.

The edge of Croton Dam where the water starts to tumble over the spillway.

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Looking over the edge of a speedboat on Lake Atitlán, I caught a little of the boat’s spray in the bottom of the frame.


Sun peeps over the edge of a slot canyon in Zion National Park.

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Vibrant colours trace the edge of a sulphur waterfall in Yellowstone National Park.

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Hopefully this week’s theme has got you on the edge of your seat. If you would like to join in with your own interpretation (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Edge
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xxx Ailsa

We live at the edge of the miraculous. – Henry Miller

Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty. – Jacob Bronowski


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 - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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134 Responses to Travel theme: Edge

  1. LavendarLadi says:

    I love the photo from Yellowstone Park. Someday I’ll get there to see it myself.

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  3. YES, you’ve posted another photo of the sulphur waterfall. 😀 So very beautiful! As is the peeking sun in Zion National Park. Thanks for another great challenge, Ailsa.
    Here are my edges:

    • ailsapm says:

      Woah, that Lake Powell shot gave me vertigo, that is one scary edge, Marion! And what a stunning photo of Horseshoe Bend, the colours are magnificent. xxx

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  6. Ese' s Voice says:

    Really gorgeous photos and places, Ailsa…but the last one…oh, those colours if the sulphur waterfall…! 🙂
    Here’re my edges:

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh Ese, Yellowstone blew my mind, I couldn’t stop taking photos. 🙂 I love your take on this week’s theme, the one that really caught my eye was that boat alongside those houses in Norway, those houses are so close to the water’s edge it almost looks like Venice. Where was that photo taken? Lovely choices. xxx

  7. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Here is my entry for this week’s challenge:

  8. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Thanks for posting so early. Hope your edges are smoothed out by a glorious Friday. Lovely photos, as always! xx

    • ailsapm says:

      Hya Del, just saw your post, I love love love it – that building shot in Virginia is wonderful and ahh, that orange-edged rose, how lovely! I had a rather wonderful Friday as it turns out, driving around discovering new places to photograph and write about, so I forgot all about being tired, hurrah. Have a lovely weekend. xxx

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  10. Leya says:

    I hope you have recovered! Great shots and I love Zion of course…My favourite pick will be the dam – your first shot. Somehow it speaks to me…a rounded and smooth edge?

  11. Amy says:

    Hope you get good rest and recover this upcoming weekend, Ailsa. I love this theme. Great selections.

  12. I remember Zion! What a beautiful space and what a beautiful image you captured there.

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  14. Leya says:

    Now I have decided on the “standing on “alternaive…

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  16. ledrakenoir says:

    Wonderful captures… 😉

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  18. Cee Neuner says:

    I like your shots of Zion and Yellowstone.
    Here is my entry for the week.

  19. joannesisco says:

    I’m going to add my vote to the sulfur waterfall. Love it!

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  21. Jaspa says:

    Favourite WMB shot of the week has to be…well, all of them!

    As for my contribution, the Grand Canyon provides some of the most impressive Edges in the world:

  22. aj vosse says:

    Talk of being on edge… walking around Dublin today… damp, not too warm… nothing going my way! On edge… yep!! The edge of un-reason? 😉

    • ailsapm says:

      I was out snuffling round the coast, AJ, got soaked to the bone and almost blown off the edge of the planet, but it did make me forget about being tired. 🙂

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  26. I loved this theme. I had so many ideas. This one was very stimulating to the creativity portion of my brain. Thanks …. Isadora

  27. amazing pictures !!

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  31. Sue Slaght says:

    Gorgeous photos Ailsa. Here is my entry from the Castles of Portugal.

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  34. Love these photos! The one from the boat is especially relaxing to me! 🙂 Here is my contribution:

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  36. When traveling by kayak, putting the boat on edge is an essential skill…

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  38. mickscogs says:

    Water going over spillways, especially here in Australia, is such a rare thing. Nice vision Ailsa.
    Mine are here:

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  40. Carol says:

    It’s taken me a while, but here are my edges:

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  42. The edges and ledges of Italy. Oh to back in Italy with my camera and a glass of vino. Enjoy

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  44. That sulphur waterfall is amazing. Love this theme of edges and edginess! Here is mine:

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