Although I couldn’t describe myself as a globetrotter, I’ve been lucky enough to have to already crossed off a number of items from my bucket list. Unfortunately, I either forgot to take a camera (d’oh) or the images ‘snap shots’ and not particularly good enough for entry to this GuruShots challenge. Mind you, I have to travel on business to Chicago one February and forgot to pack a warm coat (double d’oh).
I’ve dug out some old iPhone images of trips including a trip to Skellig Micheal, Co Kerry, Ireland and an island off the coast of Zadar, Croatia. The image below is that of Conway, North Wales which I’ve also included. It’s not particularly exotic but a wonderful place to visit. This is a view of the harbour which is located directly in front of the magnificent castle. To view the other images submitted in this challenge, you can view my GuruShots profile page.
Two shots I would have liked to have included but for poor image resolution I was unable to submit are:
- Lama on the Aliplano, Bolivia
- View from Rum Point, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Neither image is particularly ‘landscapey’ but I really enjoyed the days I took both images.
The above image was taken in northern Bolivia just south of the Peruvian boarder back in December 2016. It shows the farmer’s home and one of her herd – a wonderfully woolly red bad boy. She had also recently helped to deliver a pure white blue eyed ‘cria’ (baby lama) which has to be one of the cutest beings I’ve ever seen. I was so taken with it, I forgot to take a picture but trust me, he was beautiful. The Altiplano is a stark and imposing part of the world and life there must be tough.
In contrast, Rum Point is probably the most stunning of Grand Cayman’s glorious beaches. Scattered around the beach are hammocks, bars and luxury hotels where people get some rest and relaxation in the Caribbean sun. The water is warm and clear – a little further into the North Sound and you’d bump up against turtles, stingrays and possibly a tiger shark. It’s breathtaking and the colours are stunning but it’s most definitely missing a lama or two.
As usual, I’ll update this post when the ‘Wonderlust 2018’ Challenge has come to a close.
Update: It’s 12 April 2018, and the challenge has just ended. I achieved a Premier level, which I’m very very please about, collecting 563 votes and 600 GuruShots points.
This is how the voting broke down and the images are (left to right):
- Skellig Michael, Co Kerry
- Croatia – if I remember correctly it’s an image taken somewhere around Telašcia Nature Park
- Mornington, Co Meath
- Rowing Boats on the Banks of the Boyne, Co Meath
I’m very happy with the result – onto the next challenge!
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