In February we were off to the north of India for 5 weeks. India has to rate as the place where I took the most photographs of people.
Afternoon tea with Dr. Josie and his wife in Jaipur. The ‘tea’ was a full meal; their musical performance a wonder; the photo not so good: a screen grab from a tiny video – sometimes it’s had to capture an experience at the same time as experiencing it.
In November/December we spent 5 weeks in Singapore, Malaysia and the south of Thailand.
Decorated rickshaw on the move in Melaka, Malaysia.
Admiring the giant big mouth clams while snorkelling at Koh Rok, Thailand.
Off to Belgium for the first time ever. It was a delight, despite the fact that it was an unusually rainy May.
Beer & cheese (& sunlight for once).
Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam for 60 days in November and December. It was our first time in Myanmar, our second in Vietnam and our fourth in Thailand.
Oxen and motorcycles at a small village at the end of Inle Lake in Myanmar.
Ooh, tough one. It’s between our boat tour of Inle Lake with Mr. Win and our cooking class with Ms. Vy in Hoi An, Vietnam. Since Inle Lake is already featured I’ll pick the cooking class which included biking out to the fields where everything was grown.
In September/October we went to Madrid and the north Coast of Spain for several weeks.
A street with cafes and tiled murals in Madrid.
In September/October we spent 30 days driving around the Irish coastline. Ireland has to rate as the place where I took the most photos, somewhat astounding considering the country was coloured mostly in shades of grey and green.
Rays poring out of the dark skies above the Cliffs of Moher, Ireland.
Doolin, my favourite small town in Ireland with great traditional music sessions in two of its pubs, and access to the incredible natural treasures of the Aran Islands, the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.
Wales and England in May & June.
Furnace Falls in Wales blurred by using longer exposure, although the best I could do with a point and shoot camera on a sunny day was 1/25 sec.
Amongst the puzzle rocks on our Malham walk in the Yorkshire Dales of England.
For me 2017 was a year of living differently. I made two major moves, had my first art show and didn’t get away much, a week on Vancouver Island in the fall and collapsing at a Mexican all-inclusive for a week in mid-December.
Tree skeleton on Tofino’s Tonquin Trail, Canada.
Hiking the trails and beaches on Vancouver Island’s east coast.
In May and June we off to tropical Scandinavia (it was hot!) to visit with the family my dad left behind.
Cloud reflections on the Rainbow Walk at the Aarhus ARoS Museum of Modern Art, Denmark.
Tracking down places from my dad’s stories with my cousins living in Denmark and Sweden. On this trip I discovered that I’m not the only one in my family that talks with their hands or gets really excited about rocks.
In November/December we tried travelling the way we used to in Mexico, going by bus all the way down the Mexican coast from Puerto Vallarta to Huatulco, a distance of almost 1500 km.
A well-built skeleton flinging a woman around while hanging from a silk ribbon at the acrobatic show at the amphitheatre in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Meeting Gina in Puerto Escondido. Gina runs the tourist office there and keeps her finger on the pulse of the city – thanks to her we went off on a free excursion to open the whale-watching season, and later saw the Virgen de la Soledad heading down to the water to bless the fishing fleet. More of Frank’s Photo Challenge: Retrospective.
So many fantastic experiences! What a decade for you!
Even though they’re a lot of work these retrospectives are such a great way of looking back on your life…
They really are. I am thinking of a way to turn the blog into a book – that would be something for the memory!
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May this next decade be equally exhilerating!
I might be getting too old to keep up this level of exhilarating for another decade – or maybe not…
haha,, the last three words say it all! Good for you!