A ‘gap’ was actually much more open-ended than I anticipated, especially in picture form. Then I stumbled upon an old photo of the Panama Canal, taken two summers ago… it seemed fitting, considering the Canal cuts through the Darien Gap that links Panama with Colombia. Visiting the Panama Canal was surprisingly mind-blowing for me.. the sheer simplicity of a system of locks flushing water that ships worth millions of dollars are completely dependent on. It something that must be seen up close.
Let there be light. Especially if it’s beautiful sunshine hitting the snow on a day off of work. This picture is taken during a snowshoe trip on Cypress Mountain in British Columbia.
The sun shines bright on the Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy. Sometimes I like to stare right at the sun on days like these – the glare is so strong that you have to close your eyes.. I like to think that I can feel the energy building inside me, especially during those endless rainy days in Vancouver.
When I think of light, it’s often of twilight, my most favourite time of day. It’s the fading light that gets me, every time. In this picture above, the sun sets over the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. No filter, just beautiful purple and pink skies.
And the light fades even more in this shot — it’s almost dark in Nadi, Fiji. Looking at these pictures makes me think that summer couldn’t come soon enough for me.
Well, I’m not going to admit that Daryl and I started running out of ideas for posts….but we did discover that creating a blog comes with an immense amount of pressure to write the perfect post.
So that led to us not posting anything for 10 days. We bantered back and forth about different things we could write about it, but that conversation would eventually become sidetracked by an episode of the Voice (Daryl has a giant crush on Shakira, and strangely obviously, so do I), or some crime show with Ice-T.
And then we discovered the joy of writing prompts. Or, rather prompts from other blogs on the internets that kindly suggest what you should write about. Yes, please. Our last post was part of the Word a Week challenge focusing on the word ‘Worker’, and today we would like to join in the fun at Where’s My Backpack, as part of the Travel Theme: Contrast.
This picture is taken at East Point, on Saturna Island — one of the Gulf Islands in the Pacific Northwest. We were about to go hiking, and then stumbled upon this gem. I think it’s so kind that someone would think to have a comfortable chair for those about to make an emergency phone call. I would love to say that the phone is still in service… but this could definitely be an installation art piece in a contemporary art gallery, non?
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Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Contrast
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