Travel theme: Feet

This week’s theme is brought to you by the ladder I dropped on my foot earlier today. I was wearing flip-flops; it wasn’t pretty. Still, I am grateful for the inspiration, however painful. I was surprised to find quite a few foot photos when I went rummaging through my travel shots, like this one with my friend Jo on a precarious rope bridge over Lava Canyon on the slopes of Mount St Helens.

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Ahh, my trusty old jungle boots, dangling off the edge of the highest temple pyramid in Tikal, watching dawn break over the jungle.

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My jungle boots, covered in jungle mud, over the jungle!

Wedding feet in the grounds of the Iolani Palace on Oahu. The bride (my sister-in-law) rocked those red converse – best wedding outfit ever.


Mud never looked so good – bringing sexy back to sheep shearing with bright pink wellies at the world renowned Sheep Olympics in Gorey, Ireland.

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Footloose and fancy free, clambering over red rocks in flip-flops on a foggy, rainy, monsoon day in Arches National Park, Utah.

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Are you ready to put your best foot forward 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: Feet
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xxx Ailsa

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.   – J.R.R. Tolkien

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.   –  Dr. Seuss

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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98 Responses to Travel theme: Feet

  1. Sue says:

    Hope your foot’s OK, Ailsa!

  2. aj vosse says:

    Tut tut!! Did you not know DIY was unbecoming of a young lady??? I wish you a speedy recovery… both foot and ego!! 😉

  3. mickscogs says:

    Bloody flip flops, or thongs as we call them. I caused a four car pile up because I was wearing them. It also had a little bit to do with me not watching the road; minor detail. When I refocussed, I only had time to slam on the brakes from mid air and got the clutch instead.

    • ailsapm says:

      Yikes, Mick, that doesn’t sound like fun. I must admit to driving in flip flops but after your story I may have to reconsider…

      • mickscogs says:

        Haven’t driven in thongs since 1978 (No not a thong 🙂 ). I can’t even wear them now due to the need for orthotics. Look after your feet. They are so precious.

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  6. pommepal says:

    Hope the damaged toe is ok now Ailsa. Love your variety of footwear. You would have to be super careful in those flip flops on the rocks. These are my favourite shoes that I live in when travelling.

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  8. Hey Ailsa and fellow Travel Themers! I’m not pussyfooting around: here’s my take on this week’s Feet challenge:

  9. Owee! Sorry about your foot and hope your toe feels better soon. I’ve finally got hubby out of the habit of working in flip flops. Very dangerous. Unfortunately he was still wearing shorts for doing the renovations, until he badly gouged his shin almost to the bone. Now he wears jeans. After the horse has bolted……..;) Love your foot pics. I’ll see what I can find.

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  12. Oh what our travelling feet go through! Great topic Ailsa! Here’s my link

  13. Heyjude says:

    Ouch! I feel your pain. I have only just got my bog toe nail back to normal after 15 months when I stubbed it on a wooden bed. And last week I sprained my ankle which has been swollen on and off all week 😦 Feet are sooo precious! I can imagine what came out of your mouth when you dropped the ladder, probably the same as came out of mine when I turned my ankle! Fortunately there was no-one around to hear me! I think I may have to start wearing Doc Martens!!!
    Stay safe and rest that toe!

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  21. cocoaupnorth says:

    Ouch! I feel your pain as I’m nursing a knee injury myself at present. But I smiled when I saw that you had ice-cream and now you’re feeling better:-). Here’s my contribution

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  26. I love this idea for a theme. I’ll have to go through all of my photos and see what I can find. I have so many!

  27. dyule2014 says:

    Thank you Alisa I am in the middle of trying to update my Blog

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  35. Jill's Scene says:

    ladders+sore toe = unsteady ground = inspiration at work. You say feet, I say volcanoes.
    Thanks so much for the inspiration Ailsa.

    Most importantly I hope your recovery is wetland truly complete!

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  37. lolaWi says:

    hope you’re better now, Ailsa. love the rain boots! here’s my entry:

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  39. I do hope your feet are happy again, Ailsa. Big hug.
    And I love the red Converse sneakers!
    Here are my feet. Eh, no, they are somebody else’s, but I made them mine. 😉

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