Travel theme: Wind

I feel like a character out of Wuthering Heights right now, having just returned from a blustery, windswept walk with gusts that threatened to knock me off my feet and squalls that have left my hair looking, umm, rather more distressed than usual. As I’ve been struggling to get a comb through my tangled locks, I’ve been leafing through my photos to see if any of them could offer up a depiction of winds, gales, breezes and flurries of air. First up, Coney Island in the off-season, biting winds driving carpets of sand across the beach and out to sea.

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Kite Hill in Seattle is just about the best place to be on a windy day.

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A stormy day at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary out in Queens, NY.

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The Pacific Ocean meets the Hawaiian Islands with a little help from the wind.

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Are you ready to throw caution to the wind and come up with your own interpretation of this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

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xxx Ailsa

Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don’t worry about my destiny. – Carl Sandburg

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame. – WB Yeats (The Land of Heart’s Desire)

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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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69 Responses to Travel theme: Wind

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  6. Ya gotta love a windy day in Gearhart, Oregon! Thanks for this word for the week. Here’s our post: http://ohtheplaceswesee.com/2015/08/05/travel-theme-wind/

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  8. Hi Ailsa,
    Thanks for another great challenge. Here is my response: https://naomibaltuck.wordpress.com/2015/08/06/out-in-the-world/

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  10. Tish Farrell says:

    I’m a bit slow with this, Ailsa. (Not enough following wind?). Anyway my post involves wind put to good use: http://tishfarrell.com/2015/08/05/wind-catching-the-ancient-art-and-science-of-persian-air-conditioning/

  11. Donna Yule says:

    Great Travel Theme Ailsa just getting caught up here this evening

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