~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #215: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – and the places they take us ~


Though John doesn’t mention boats in the title of this challenge, many of the places I go have boats as the centerpiece, so I’ll start with a few boat shots. Below my sister and brother-in-law’s new lake-fishing boat. It’s a beauty and very comfortable.

Full speed ahead on Odell Lake in central Oregon, at the summit of Willamette Pass, 5000 ft (1524 m) up. I have so much fun fishing with Diana and Les When we’re not fishing we often go on hikes or visit other high Cascade lakes in the vicinity. Below a canoe on the shores of Miller Lake .

It’s been a while since Creighton and I have visited Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, yet I have fond memories of all those years cycling the various islands, and then sitting on the deck at Beach Haven cabin #1, watching the sunset. Below a sailboat at rest in the bay, followed by a snap of cars ready to board the Ferry from Orcas, to Anacortes, WA.

Speaking of ferry’s, when Diana and I visited our cousin at his north Idaho summer condominium, he treated us to a ferry ride around Coeur d’Alene Lake. At the landing a seaplane was taking visitors up for aerial views!

My last image is a photo of our dear friend from days at the University of Washington, Al Young. A champion racer (twice winner of every major Championship E.T. Drag Race National event in the Pacific Northwest from 1976 to 1996, Hall of Fame – National Hot Rod Association – Northwest Division, 2018, and many more honors), when Al was at a show in Portland, I went to visit him. Below is a photo of Al in front of his Plymouth Roadrunner muscle-car.*

I wish I could say I’ve been around the world like Al has, however I’m pretty much a local traveler, which is part of the charm of seeing my blogging friends’ posts of your world journeys. Thanks to John for hosting this week!

Whether you travel by plane, train, auto or boat, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

*In 2014, Al and his wife Vicki, completed a 14-country, 45-day, 8,000-mile road-trip around Europe, On a repeat touring roadtrip in 2015, Vicki & Al visited 24 countries in 50 days, driving again over 8,000 miles in the Roadrunner (from Amsterdam to Greece, Istanbul, Bulgaria, Sweden). In June/July 2016, they completed an unprecedent 3rd road trip in Europe in their Plymouth Roadrunner driving over 7,000 miles through the United Kingdom, the Atlantic Ocean Road and National Tourist Routes of Norway; and making guest appearances at Brands Hatch and the Power Big Meet classic car events. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Young_(dragster_driver)#Racing_accomplishments

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10 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #215: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – and the places they take us ~

  1. Lake Coeur D’Alene is always beautiful. I got some drone shots for aerial views from there, but I know they can’t hold a candle to the images captured by the visitors on the float plane.

  2. I enjoyed all of your wonderful images but the sailboat at sunset is my favorite.

  3. Leya says:

    Lovely shots all, Lindy, and my favourite is the first one – seems a wonderful day in that light!

  4. JohnRH says:

    Great selections, great variety. Sunsets are always a showstopper!

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