Just like Lucy from On the Luce, who was kind enough to nominate me for this photography competition, I can never resist hunting through past photographs looking for the ideal fit for the latest travel meme. The theme today is transport with categories for travel by air, rail, sea and road and all the details on how to enter can be found on Rhino Car Hire Travel Your Way Competition page. There are some fabulous prizes up for grabs and here some of my favourite travelling photographs.
I’ve literally just got back from an intensive 6-day, road trip around Sardinia, visiting numerous hotels and private villas, so this seemed a great place to start. One journey was particularly breath-taking, between Santa Maria Navarese and Oliena (Uliana) which takes you along the west coast and then into the mountains. The views (and drops) were spectacular and it was very popular with bikers. I jumped in the back seat for part of the journey to take shots of the motorcyclists either overtaking us or passing us in the opposite direction. Here are two of my favourite shots from that journey but they’ll be more in a future post.
Although I regularly travel by air I’ve got very few photographs relating to this mode of transport. I do enjoy taking the occasional photograph through the plane window though. Here’s a recent one taken flying back from Bologna, not long before landing at Gatwick.
My favourite journey by train is in Corsica, between Calvi and L’Ile Rousse. A rickety old train chugs along the coastline giving those on-board ample time to take shots through the window of the lovely beaches and views along the way. Here’s one of my favourite shots from my last visit, taken from the train, early in the morning, when the sea was like a sheet of glass with just the occasional gentle ripple.
Not sure the backwaters of Kerala really counts as sea but this is my favourite photograph relating to travel on water.
I would like to nominate the following to enter this competition, the deadline for which is the end of the month so you better get a shake on if you’d like to join in!
Emily from Emily Luxton, Agnes and Cez from eTramping, Madhu from The Urge to Wander, Prachi from Deliciously Directionless and Marisol and Keith from Traveling Soles Mates.
The competition’s T & C’s can be found here.
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I thought I had replied to this post Kat!! Must have done it on twitter 🙂
Just scraped through with my entry if you would like to take a look. Thanks again. And all the best.
I didn’t realise they’d extended the deadline. That’s great. Good luck with your entry, you’ve some really lovely photos there.
Wonderful photos Kathryn!
And thanks for nominating us! This actually made me ponder and reflect on the different mode of transport we have used in our travels. I look forward to putting the photos together.
Sadly the competition is closed now but why not write a post about the different transport you’e used anyway. Cheers, Kat x
Gorgeous photos, Kat! And this is such an awesome idea for a travel competition. I really love the photo in Kerala… I really wanted to make it down there but I ran out of time. Would you recommend it?
Oh yes! It was so relaxing to float along the river on a rice boat. This was one of the few places we stopped and got off the boats. Mind you, I love everywhere I’ve been to in India.
Oooh, that Corsica shot, Kat! And Sardinia doesn’t look too awful, either. Fun biker shots 🙂
Thanks Johanna. I really enjoyed discovering Sardinia and its cuisine. More posts from Italy coming soon!
Great choices Kathryn! Corsica looks just beautiful, the colour of the water is so inviting.
Thanks Lucy, although I did struggle to think of anything related to air travel. (I thought about some birds in flight shots as they travel by air!)
Beautiful shots Kat, it can often surprise us when we look back and realise all the modes of transport that we’ve used in our travels.
Thank you 🙂
Now you come to mention it there’s…. elephant, camel, horse and carriage, tuk-tuk, sledge, ice-skates – does that count? 😉
And ones I’ve yet to do but would like to do include helicopter, balloon, dog sleigh and white water rafting (even though the thought scares me to death!)
Hey – they all count if they get us from A to B 🙂
Lovely shots – love the Corsica image and the Kerala pic has been a favourite for a long time 🙂
Thanks Suzanne! Looking forward to seeing your entry.