I personally enjoy calm and quite environment most of the
times. Our host for Balochistan tour two years ago was an army Captain who used
to tell us stories of his adventures at the end of day. I was so moved to see
him and his wife together on calm beach, just before another dangerous day in field.
On similar trip i was fortunate to visit ancient Hinglaj Hindu temple, the solitude of temple was once even used by muslim sufis for meditation. Here is an Ibex goat curious about the stranger.
The hammer head of the port city of Gwadar provides excellent escape for locals at the end of day.
Mt Field National Park in Tasmania early morning or late in the afternoon is an amazing place, Moss covered forest with still creek and mirror reflections, not to mention Mushroom heaven for anyone interested in Fungi photography, hmmmm may have to head down there again this year just thinking about it.
What a cool use for the tree stump!
Thank you for sharing. There’s a serenity to your pictures.
I went to your portfolio link. You have some wonderful portrait pictures as well.
Trails are my favorite quiet places. Not a crazed downhiller, just a hike on my bike. Allows me to cover more distance.
Some real cool posts here.. right down my alley.. I love finding remote and quiet spots in my travels.. somewhere off the beaten track, there is always something special to find.. I will start with my most recent trip to Norway last summer. I took a self-guided day tour up the fjords from the town Alesund on the central west coast using local transportation - combination of large and small buses, some ferries and a hi-speed ferry on the way back.. you are given little over 4 hours to play around in the town at the head of fjord called Geiranger ~ at the left-hand side of the photo. There are several options and sites to see while there. There is a magnificent waterfall just beyond the town, and you can rent electric bikes to get up the mountains fast. There are two types city-style and mountain-bike style ~ choose the latter! They're much more rugged and faster.. I kept on passing a family on city e-bikes, and then they would catch up while I was stopped taking photos.. lol! It was rather humourous after a while..;) If you have a partner, they also have 2 seater electric cars which would have been awesome too, but I left my licence back at the hotel that day, so I chose the mtn bike instead which was equally cool.. many quiet remote spots to hide up here! ;)
Was this in England? Looks alot like Leeds back-country on the way to Ilkley to the north.. some real good bike trails there going through farmer's fields, very much like this.
What a wonderfully written travelogue. I enjoyed the descriptions of your electric mountain bike ride, and I found amusing your “tortoise and the hare” race with the family on city bikes.
Your picture evoked morning calmness, a beautiful quiet place. Thank you for sharing.
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San Luis Obispo California. Great trails. About a mile from home. Gotta love trails you can ride to.
Welcome to Cake, Giovanni. 😁 E-bikes in Norway, sounds like heaven. My jaw just drops when I see their fjords. 🤩
Lord Howe Island looking down from Kim's lookout.
This is my go to place to go when I need to chill, and a quiet spot to contemplate.
The island is world heritage listed, visitor numbers are limited to only 400 at any time.
Tourists get around by foot or bicycle and the speed limit for the few vehicles is 25 Kph(15Mph)
The diving and snorkelling are spectacular, heaps of other water sports as well as some great walks, and climbs on Mt Gower.
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My first morning of an 8 day cycle tour of the Lofoten Islands.. an absolutely stunning archipelago along the north-west shore of Norway.
The typical accommodations I stayed in while there ~ known as fisherman cabins.
Hmmm.. a nice place to just pitch a tent.. oh wait! Somebody already has! ;)
A little abode on the outskirts of a port town called Henningsvær... wouldn't you love to have a place like this to escape to?...
I would both love to be that close to the water and worry that I am that close to the water!
Haha.. so true! ;)
Wow!! Was it a commercial tour? It looks amazing on Google maps. 😛
It was remotely organized by a company out of the UK in cooperation with this group: https://www.discover-norway.no/bike but I think it's quite possible to book your own stay. There are so many nice places to stay there, you really can't go wrong I think. Although the accommodations aren't cheap, but that's Norway for you!