Travel theme: Slow

Can you believe it’s December already? The year seems to have flown by, so in an attempt to make time slow down a little, here’s a celebration of all things unhurried and plodding. Like these cows at Coral Pink Sand Dunes who were in no rush to get out of our way…

cows black coral pink sand dunes state park utah road trip

…or this girl in Boston who moved so slowly you wouldn’t even notice it.

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Passenger trains in the US make my slow list because I’ve experienced the greatness of their lateness first hand. They don’t own the tracks they travel on, so usually end up having to give way to money-making freight trains.

Lake Shore Limited, Amtrak, USA, train journey

Slower moving still, this sunken boat near Athy in Ireland.

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This one is a total cheat, it’s sloe berries, but they sound slow, don’t they? Anyway, it takes a long time for them to reach their pickable prime, lore has it you have to wait until after the first frost to pick them, so I suppose you could say they are slow to ripen.

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I’m hoping you can find some slow time to create your own interpretation of this theme. If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. – Albert Camus

Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. – Moliere

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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