The beauty of nature, the wide and varied scenery, the wonder of what might be found around the next corner, or over the hill. The amazement of seeing birds and animals in their natural environment and the joy of meeting and, for a short time, sharing moments with strangers. These are just some of the things that inspire me to travel.
The road in the outback stretches endlessly across the Mitchell grass plains.
Suddenly a scene reminiscent of the time of the drovers from the pioneer days, unfolds as drovers on horse back herd cattle along the side of the road.
My dream of walking through the acres of wild flowers in Western Australia inspired me to travel thousands of miles to the other side of Australia.
But the unexpected joy was finding the dainty, small orchids nestled at the base of huge gum trees, and the huge diversity of colours and species of wild flowers to be found everywhere in this part of Australia.
Slowly driving to the top of The Great Dividing Range on roads that twisted and snaked around the Snowy Mountains. Then gazing in awe at the panorama that stretched in endless shades of blue and turquoise to the distant horizon
The contrast between these majestic mountains and the mighty Rainforests of the tropical north is breathtaking.
The peace and tranquillity of camping on the banks of the river and waking at dawn to watch as the mist slowly rises and the sun paints highlights on the trunks and casts reflections into the still waters.
All these memories and many more are saved in thousands of photographs and WordPress inspires me to create this blog and share them with the wonderful community of WP bloggers.