Travel theme: Forest

There’s nothing quite like a forest to put things back into perspective. Surrounded on all sides by towering trees, sheltering you, the wind whispering overhead, jostling branches, things seem a little calmer, a little less hectic. I suspect if we all swapped the concrete jungle for the forest even for a short time, say an hour a week, we’d all be a lot less stressed. Here are just a few forests I’ve encountered. The magnificent Hoh rainforest on the Olympic peninsula.

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Giant redwoods on the Californian coast.

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Towering pine forest, a stunning camping spot in Salmon le Sac.

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Last but not least,  forest jungle-style, in Guatemala.

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So pack your picnic, it’s time to go down to the woods today and fashion 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

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn. – Gunter Grass

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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