Travel theme: Outdoors

The 30th of March is “Take a Walk in the Park Day” – nobody is quite sure how, when or by whom this ‘holiday’ was started, but who cares, what a fabulous idea. I love that it falls on a Monday this year, giving beleaguered workers a really great reason to escape the workplace for a few stolen moments and get out into the great outdoors. To get you in the mood for Monday, here is my homage to great outdoor spaces. The first thing my mind skips to when I think of the outdoors is mountains so I’m starting off with a snowy day and cool cloud formations on Mount Rainier.

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Alongside mountains there have to be trees. lots of them, forests of them in fact. Here is a shot of dawn breaking over lofty evergreens in Salmon La Sac.

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From forests to sandy shores, with warm breezes dancing by and gentle waves lapping at your feet. Dusk beginning to fall over Kailua Bay. Which reminds me, I am so overdue a vacation!

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From Hawaii’s gentle outdoors to California’s ruthless Mojave Desert; the hottest place I have ever been to. Seriously, my flip flops nearly melted.

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Are you ready to get outdoorsy with your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Outdoors
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
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Have fun walking in the park this Monday.

xxx Ailsa

Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris. – Oscar Wilde

The lack of power to take joy in outdoor nature is as real a misfortune as the lack of power to take joy in books. – Theodore Roosevelt

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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127 Responses to Travel theme: Outdoors

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  6. cocoaupnorth says:

    Lucky you, we’ve no such holiday here. But thank you for the inspiration and the gorgeous images as usual:-)

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  12. Laurel Loves says:

    I took a walk along the beach for my Outdoors post 🙂

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  19. Outdoors enjoying nature is the place to be. The first pic of the mountains is pretty spectacular.

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  21. To walk in this park, I had to drive a long way first. Something from Australia for you..

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  25. I like all of your outdoors pix’s. The photo from Hawaii is my favorite since I love being on a boat.
    Here are a few photos to showcase outdoors for me. Thanks for hosting the challenge.

  26. Esta es mi entrada esta semana Ailsa.
    Es verdad que unas pequeñas vacaciones siempre son necesarias.

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  28. Debbie Smyth says:

    It has been a really wet and windy day here today – but here is a reminder of better walk in the park days:

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  30. lifelessons says:

    Here’s my response to the Great Outdoors!

  31. Nurul Lubis says:

    These are my out doors:
    Kawah Putih or White Crater. One of tourist spot in West Java, Indonesia.

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  37. I love “Take a Walk in the Park Day”. I wish our parks were a little less snow covered. I think this day should be moved to July! But here is my take on the great outdoors!

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  40. Thanks for the challenge. And thanks for revealing that your blog’s headers’ photo is Mojave desert: now on my wish travel list!!!
    Here is my take on Outdoors:

  41. So much to choose from.

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