Always take the scenic route – Weekly Photo Challenge

Always take the scenic road

Nepal: I woke early in the morning, about 3am, feeling slightly unwell, and looked outside.  The mountains we had been walking in for the last few days had chosen to remain shrouded in cloud until that very moment.  I was breathless with the beauty of the humongous  snow topped mountains and suddenly felt more alive than I had just moments before. They were magnificent and I had to wake my husband in order to share the amazing sight with him.  The track we were walking was taking us further into these mountains every day.   What an adventure we had trekking in Nepal!

Fish Tail - Annapurna Nepal

Fish Tail in Annapurna

We must take adventures in order to know where we truly belong.

Croatia: This road was hard to ride, and as I was still recovering from an  emergency appendectomy a few weeks earlier, my husband generously pushed both bikes up to the top of the hill.  We were about to start our cycling and sailing tour around the Southern Dalmatian Islands in Croatia and we thought it would be a good idea to have a warm up ride, as I hadn’t ridden a bike for a while due to my emergency surgery.  This was a bit more than I had bargained for though!  The views were magnificent, once we made it to the top!


Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.

Home: We can travel the world and see amazing sights or we can go into our own backyards and come across delightful views that others would pay good money to see.  It’s sometimes a good idea to appreciate what you have on your own doorstep!  I walked these roads this morning and thought of captions like: I’ll take the high road, you take the low road;  Country road take me home; Crossroads of life…you get the idea!  Any other suggestions you may have,  leave me a comment below 🙂


Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,

I took the one less travelled by,

And that has made all the difference.  

Robert Frost

New Zealand: Recently in New Zealand’s South Island we drove this amazing road to the summit of Crown Range with spectacular views laid out below and all around us.

Crown Range road

 Always take the scenic route.

The Road taken  – For this week’s challenge, show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.”…. This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”

Our family motto is: To travel is to live! I’m always excited to see new things, experience new countries, surprised at the effect these experiences have on me, wonder at how amazing the world is and smile to myself at how lucky I am to be alive 🙂

Thanks for joining me on the road.

Deb xx

About me – updated January 2017!  You can also follow Deb’s World on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

  One thought on “Always take the scenic route – Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. March 3, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I love all the green! You must have had a wonderful time. 😊

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    • March 3, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      We had an amazing time on all of the trips! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


  2. March 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Gorgeous photos Debbie. I love the philosophy; the scenic route is my pick also.

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    • March 3, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks Su, I had to cull an awful lot to pick just these ones to share but they all meant something special to me. It’s always an adventure isn’t it?

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      • March 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm

        The cull is so difficult. Do you get side-tracked reminiscing in the process? 😬

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        • March 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm

          Yes big time!! Then I have to find the photos I want…it’s do good though to use my brain and do something creative. Do you find that?

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  3. March 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Oh these images are gorgeous Deb and what wonderful adventures you have had. I loved this!

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    • March 3, 2017 at 5:52 pm

      Thanks so much Sue! It’s so much fun looking back at adventures and planning new ones.


  4. March 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I really like that first photo.

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    • March 3, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Thanks very much, it was amazing seeing it pop out of the clouds.

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  5. March 3, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Beautiful roads Deb, you’ve certainly traveled some scenic routes.

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  6. March 3, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    Some amazing routes there! Beautiful.

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  7. March 4, 2017 at 12:14 am

    Oh my gosh Deb I’m so jealous! These pictures are beautiful!

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    • March 4, 2017 at 7:24 am

      Thanks so much Suzie! I’ve been lucky to have had some great adventures with more to come!! Glad you could join me 😊


  8. Donna
    March 4, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Stunning photos, Deb! I LOVE the scenic route!!

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    • March 4, 2017 at 7:27 am

      Thanks very much Donna, I’m always in favour of the scenic route. I’m so fortunate to have had such great experiences!!


  9. March 4, 2017 at 4:11 am

    We like the roads least traveled because they reveal so many nuggets of truth. Those were some beautiful photos.

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    • March 4, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Many thanks for understanding my thoughts. I love adventures off the beaten track. Your comment was much appreciated!!

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      • March 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm

        We sure do relate Debbie. We learned early when every one is rushing in a certain direction to step back and check out why. There way may not be our way. Wish we had learned it earlier in life, lol.

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  10. March 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Amazing pictures, Recently, I also took the journey to road less travelled and had great fun. may like to check it out.

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  11. March 4, 2017 at 10:24 am

    Wonderful travels here Deb. My favourite quote in there was this one: Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Fabulous!

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  12. March 4, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Great post! So many adventures and still so many more to have x

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  13. March 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    On the road again I can’t wait to get one the road again…. with Willie Nelson singing it. My husband often sings it as we head out somewhere…..Love the shot of the Fish tail. Can you remember it’s real name? Something starting with an M?

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    • March 4, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      Yes that’s a good one Louise! It’s called Machhapuchhre (various different spellings exist) and is always magnificent.


  14. March 6, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    A stunning selection of roads, Debbie. Love that poem too.

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    • March 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm

      Thanks Ruth, it was fun to put together!


  15. March 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    You’ve had some wonderful travel opportunities! But like you said, sometimes close to home is good, too. Happy retirement!! Me too! 🙂

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    • March 7, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Lovely to hear from you and yes I’ve certainly had some great travels with many more to come! I look forward to following your blog 🙂


  16. March 7, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Oh, and thanks for the follow…

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  17. March 13, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    Great photos from amazing adventures – near and far 🙂

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  18. April 22, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Nice travel, great pictures. 🙂

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    • April 22, 2017 at 10:43 pm

      Travelling is amazing for the variety of shots it presents isn’t it? Glad you stopped by my blog 😊


  19. April 22, 2017 at 5:17 am

    wonderful pic.

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 22, 2017 at 10:42 pm

      I appreciate your comment, thanks.


  20. October 4, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I haven’t been to Nepal, Croatia or New Zealand as yet, but your photos and travel descriptions have given me the urge to add them to my bucket list. 😊


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