Travel theme: Refreshing

Is it just me or do you too feel like winter has dragged on for far too long this year ? I’m getting a little stir crazy, cooped up indoors watching it rage and storm outside. This week I managed, in between shower bursts, to get in a refreshingly long walk along the beach which blew all the winter cobwebs away and got me in the mood for long days, mild weather and lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Those days may still be a little while off, but in the meantime, here are some more refreshing images to help keep the grey skies at bay. First up, refreshingly fizzy surf along the shores of Hawaii.

Pacific Ocean, World Ocean Day, travel, honolulu

If you find yourself deep in the Cascade Mountains, miles from the ocean as the temperatures start to rise, you can always turn to ice cream to cool things down, like this cone of organic deliciousness from the delightful and flower-filled land of Cascadian Farm.

north cascades, mount sauk, north cascades loop, north cascades national park, washington, travel, travelogue, road trip, ailsa prideaux-mooney, cascadian farm

But sometimes it’s impossible to escape the clammy confines of city life, and in the dead heat of a New York summer, sometimes all you can do is sit and watch the dancing waters of the fountain at Lincoln Center.

silhouette fountain lincoln center new york

Refreshment achieved. The rain has abated so I might seize the opportunity to take another bracing stroll along the beach, so it’s over to you for your 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

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.- John Ruskin

Summer is a great time to visit art museums, which offer the refreshing rinse of swimming pools – only instead of cool water, you immerse yourself in art.- Jerry Saltz

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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48 Responses to Travel theme: Refreshing

  1. aj vosse says:

    Bring on the summer… I’m tired of being wet and cold! 😉

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  3. cocoaupnorth says:

    A joyous season with abundant light. Thanks for the inspiration, Ailsa!

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  5. Hang in there, Spring is on her way, dear Ailsa! I absolutely adore the silhouette photo.
    Here’s my take on freshness:

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  7. It’s been quite rainy here in the Chicago area as well and this morning, what will be rain in a bit has reverted to fat, fluffy snowflakes! It’s certainly chilly enough outside to be refreshing, but that’s not the sort of refreshing I’m ready to experience in April!


  8. says:

    Its almost here !

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  10. Wonderful images for your theme, Ailsa. 🙂

  11. smilecalm says:

    after some ice cream
    for breakfast
    i will be there
    also 🙂

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  16. goannasnake says:

    Summer has gone here in Australia but it’s still warm enough to be looking for something refreshing. Here’s mine.

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  18. travelrat says:

    Looking forward to more ‘refreshment’ next month!

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  25. Straight out of the Hudson River cooler! What could be more refreshing after the day’s paddle?

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  27. DailyMusings says:

    Ice cream and the ocean- 2 of my favorite things! here’s mine this week

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  31. pommepal says:

    As your winter drags on Ailsa our summer doesn’t want to end either. What do you think of this for cooling down?

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  39. Leya says:

    A bit late…but here are my refreshments!

  40. Suaylia says:

    Yes winter has carried along more than it should especially here in the East Coast.
    Wow look at those waves go!

    Love the pics. 🙂

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