Three Years and Still Going…

Woman, dressed in blue walk pants and scarf with a camera, in the corridor of a Bagan temple.

Me and A Camera
Many thanks to Karl Grobl for a wonderful trip, and a rare nice picture of me!
(Myanmar, September 2012)

Another years of “Wanders” have passed –

Snuck up and snuck by, really!

I’m on the road at the moment (where else would I be?), and posting while travelling this year has been a task… One of the biggest difficulties, outside of finding TIME, has been finding reliable internet connection. You’d be forgiven for thinking we were in a developing country, but my husband and I have spent the last two months driving in the US and Canada, so the lack of dependable wifi has been surprising.

Talk about “First World Problems”!

Once again this year, I’ve had the opportunity to visit places where people are much less fortunate than me, and where they smile in the face of life regardless. So, I count my blessings regularly.

The fifty-two photo-stories I have posted (usually on time) over the last year have come from ten countries on four continents. I keep promising myself I will get back into the archives and look at some older travels, but it never quite works out that way. My photo-files and external drives just keep filling up.

A chamois, goat-antelope, overlaid with a shadow of a fence and a woman.

Me and My Shadow
My alter-ego, the goat – ok, a chamois – Taronga Zoo, Sydney

Surreal image: Man and woman reflected through water.

Me and My Man
Reflected in a waterfall feature in a restaurant, Koh Samui, Thailand.

Shadow of a woman in a hat in the white mud of Artist

Me in the Pots
Artist’s Paint Pots, Yellowstone

Wooden and reflective glass doors of Westminster Abbey, Mission, BC, Canada

Me in the Glass
Westminster Abbey, Mission City, BC, Canada

It isn’t all smooth sailing, mind you. The last twelve months have been much more challenging than my husband and I expected.  We’ve been thrown a few curve balls, and while we haven’t always batted with grace, we have kept hitting…

Not that I am complaining, mind you! I think I will travel till I drop.

A road mirror

Mirror on the Road
Walking the Dingle Way in the rain, Camp, Co Kerry, Ireland

Shadow of a walker on the path to Kosciuszco, Thredbo 1.5 km

Walker on the Path
On the walk from Thredbo to Mt Kosciuszco, Australia

Reflection of a female photographer in the glass outside a boat cabin, male boat captain inside, Myanmar.

Taking your Picture…

And, as I go a-wandering, I love having your company. I really appreciate the comments, whether they are on the blog itself, in person, via email, or otherwise. And, even if you don’t comment, Google Stats tell me you are there. 😉

It’s nice. Thanks!

I look forward to your company for another year.

Text: Happy Travels

  • Guava - July 14, 2013 - 3:09 am

    Great to see you still going strong! I kinda miss the old days on Flickr, all the Thailand based forums have changed too. I should learn from you and change with the times!ReplyCancel

    • Ursula - July 14, 2013 - 4:51 am

      Hey Guava! Great to see you!

      I too miss the old days of Flickr – it has got so “big” that groups don’t feel the same. I don’t put in the time that I used to – especially when we are travelling and have very limited internet time.

      Still, it is a different kind of forum, so I guess it depends on what you are doing!ReplyCancel

  • Pete - July 14, 2013 - 7:46 am

    Have been with you every step of the way Ursula, well, almost!
    I have enjoyed following you here and elsewhere as you know, and I am afraid my own travels are rapidly approaching an end, old father time catches up will us all sooner or later, so your travels take on extra significance.
    Please, keep on wandering, and do please keep blogging!
    Take care now,

    • Ursula - July 14, 2013 - 2:09 pm

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the posts. It has been good discipline for me to keep it up!
      My daughter is in England, so maybe one day I’ll make it to your charming corner of the world. ReplyCancel

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