Travel Challenge – Day Seven

Thank you to Maggie and Richard of the FAB Monkey’s Tale adventure travel blog for nominating me for The Travel Challenge.

The challenge is to post a favourite travel picture for 10 days without explanation and nominate someone else to participate.

I’ve been breaking the rules a bit, since I like a bit of context. With 2020 being such a rollercoaster for travel, it would seem strange not to mention the coronavirus pandemic. Mark and I were locked down in Italy for several months – a proper lockdown with the hashtag ‘I Stay Home’ and form-filling to go and buy food.

One of the great benefits of being stuck at 1800m in a deserted mountain village was the wildlife. Before 2020, the only Alpine Ibex I had ever seen were tiny specks on the horizon. When this little lot trooped ito the village, I had to get my camera out!

If I nominate you and you don’t want to participate, please do not feel obliged, I appreciate it’s a busy time of year. However, if you do, please link back to me so that I can see your post.

In these strange times, I think we all need a little vicarious travel and cheering up – and it’s a great excuse to delve back into your travel archives!

Drumroll… my nomination is… Itching for Hitching, a light-hearted look at caravanning in Australia, whose regular and entertaining posts helped keep me happy and sane during lockdown!

If you want to know more about the mixed fortunes of the amazing Ibex, why not check out my blog Lockdown Life – How The Greatest Rock Climber in the Alps was Saved by the Hunter King & a Poacher, which is where this photo first appeared.

Published by Jacqueline Lambert @WorldWideWalkies

AD (After Dogs) - We retired early to tour Europe in a caravan with four dogs. "To boldly go where no van has gone before". Since 2021, we've been at large in a 24.5-tonne self-converted ex-army truck called The Beast. BC (Before Canines) - we had adventures on every continent other than Antarctica!

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