Wide Open Spaces

12.April 2012

Our Journey

I love wide open spaces.

Although I grew up on the coast, where big mountains and big trees dominate,  I have always loved staring out over the ocean. I like being able to see forever over the water.

Looking Over Johnstone Straight, Vancouver Island

Looking Over Johnstone Straight, Vancouver Island

I realized, as we traveled, that one of my favorite things to do was to just stare out over the landscape – the farther I could see the better. Most of this was done while traveling by bus…many, many, many, many hours on buses, starting out and just watching the scenery go by. I miss it and it just doesn’t seem the same sitting on my couch for hours, and hours, and hours, and hours especially when I can only stare at the apartment block across the street.

Here are some of my favorite stare-out-over-the-lanscape views.

Bali Road Trip

Rice Fields in Bali


Inca Trail Trek

In The Valley During The Inca Trail Trek, Peru

Dana Canyon, Jordan

Dana Canyon Along The Kings Highway in Jordan

Mountain View, Poon Hill Trek

Through The Valleys on the Poon Hill Trek, Nepal

Misti Volcano, Arequipa

Driving Through The Arequipa Desert, Peru

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan (Can You Spot The Truck?)

Thar Desert, India

The Great Thar Desert, India

You can see why I love getting out onto the prairie in our new home. There aren’t many high points but, once you find one, you can see forever!

Alberta Prairie
Our New Prairie Home, Alberta



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5 Responses to “Wide Open Spaces”

  1. Jenn Says:

    Oh J…
    This just makes me want to pack our bags…Thanks for a lovely moment on a Thurs morning dreaming of being somewhere else.

  2. Carmel Says:

    I love it. The ocean is my favorite body of water for having that feeling of seeing the ends of the earth. It just makes me remember how incredibly small I am compared to Nature. I cannot wait to see the desert in Mongolia. My husband tells me about the million stars you can see at night and it just puts me in a dreamy state thinking about it! It’s funny, when I drove from Portland to Minneapolis with an ex who was moving out there, we were told we’d hate driving through eastern Montana and Wisconsin after the beauty of western Montana. While it was definitely a huge 180 in scenery, I rather enjoyed staring at the miles of open space.
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  3. Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Says:

    Gorgeous shots!
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  4. Kate Says:

    Oh – what amazing shots. There is simply something indescribably about being in a wide open space – it’s like the landscape just opens up your heart and makes you optimistic. Lovely post!
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  5. Kim Says:

    Such beautiful photos Gillian. Earth is such a freaking awesome place.
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