Thursday, January 23, 2014

FRIDAY -- MY TOWN SHOOTOUT -- Faraway Places.....

I have always loved open space.  I love to sit on the cliff top and gaze out to sea. When we chose this house a year ago, although it is smaller, having plenty of space around us was very important to me.

When we had time to travel, I chose 'Faraway Places' to visit. Alaska, Norway, and the tip of South America were some of the places I have been privileged to visit

But first, looking far out to sea from Carlsbad, with nothing between us until Hawaii. The stormy skies just add to the adventure of it.




Next we go to northern Norway. We traveled all the way up the coast until we came over the top to Russia.  The single tree gives the effect of loneliness I think.



To be honest I'm not quite sure where I took this photo.  I think it was somewhere down the west coast of Mexico or somewhere between there and Peru.  I love the outlying islands, and of course the sunset doesn't hurt.

Here I am at the city of Ushuaia, at the southern most part of Argentina, not far away from Cape Horn.  The sense of adventure and 'far-away-ness' is intensified for me because I learned about this in school and never dreamed I would visit there.
So these are my contenders for the FRIDAY - MY TOWN SHOOT OUT meme with the theme Space.  Wide, open, faraway spaces have always been a part of me.  Please click HERE to see what others have contributed to this week's topic.


16 comments:

Mersad said...

Wonderful places you have visited. I love that third sunset image, with the vibrant colors. So beautiful. It's amazing to stand there, gazing into the distance and take in all the open space.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

snafu said...

Great photos from faraway places. But California is an exotic faraway place as far as I am concerned.

jabblog said...

Lovely memories.

I like your previous post about the Indian Rocks - most interesting.

I love your 'new' header. I haven't visited for a while so I don't know how long it's been there:-)

Bagman and Butler said...

Thanks for making me jealous and showing me places to put on my bucket list. Beautiful sunset.

GingerV said...

yes the sunset is my favorite, the idea of coast, sea, island, more sea is what space is all about. I also have great memories of places traveled, new space seen. gingerv

DawnTreader said...

I was never all that much of a traveller myself, and especially not far-off places like that.

Peggy Jones said...

I would love to travel as you have. I have done some traveling but only in this hemisphere, mostly in the Caribbean and the states. Love the sunset.

~JarieLyn~ said...

You have captured some beautiful skies, but I really like the last photo. The ship in the photo makes me think about going on an adventure.

Pauline said...

You have some terrific photos of spaces here. My favourite is the Argentinian port, I'd like to imagine I was embarking for the Antarctic. Now that would be some space to see!

Barb said...

Fantastic! I wanna go to Argentina,too! Very interesting post.

Jama said...

I can't decide which photo I love best, as all of them are really gorgeous!

Morning's Minion said...

I'm rather a home-body, but wish I'd been able to travel to the British Isles to visit the areas from whence our families came.
Your post has refreshed a bit of geography for me.

Rebecca said...

Oh, I am envious of your travel experiences. I love to travel, the bank account limits my experiences.

Terra said...

Each of these photos is outstanding; you have visited beautiful places.

Ercotravels said...

Great sky shots!!!

Swati Singh said...

Magnificent shots!!!