Local Heart, Global Soul

August 12, 2013

Life is Not Just About the Destination, It’s Also About the Journey…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

As usual when I’m sitting in the passenger seat of the car on our travels I have the camera handy to take photos of the journey as it unfolds.

I love buildings that are different to those where I love, quirky things I find along the way. It’s like a mobile version of “people watching”.

Last summer was no exception, we’ve hired a minibus and have our visiting friend “Velvetine” on board with the Kiwidutch family as we go exploring.

This set of photos depicts our travels from Great Dunmow to Ely and back, and our experiences along the way.

In a very small village I spy an exceedingly large church:  the area around Ely looks very much like the Netherlands, flat with waterways, we pass an airport and due to ironic positioning low flying aircraft appear to be following the road signs, and we turn into a service station to refuel and realise too late that we’ve chosen one that has queues forever. Luckily we find another exit out of the jam and escape to a quieter place to tank further down the road. At the second place I take a photo for Little Mr. of a classic car (sports?) that is having a bad day and is waiting to be loaded onto a tow truck.

Between visiting family and Ely Cathedral we have has a very busy day and Velvetine, still not quite out of the clutches of jet-lag is sleeping in the back seat of the van on the journey home. Kiwi Daughter, leaning against her does too. After all, Life isn’t just about remembering the destinations, it’s about about remembering the journeys too.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

2 Comments »

  1. Life and travel certainly isn’t just the destination but all that gets us there. A lovely post thank you 🙂 Namaste Lakshmi

    Comment by Lakshmi Loves To Shop — August 12, 2013 @ 1:14 am | Reply

  2. Amen. 🙂

    Comment by sethsnap — August 12, 2013 @ 4:00 am | Reply


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