Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

E is for Early Mornings

 

I’m not an early riser – in fact I’d rather not do mornings at all  – they’d be banned if I’d my way!   However,  I have been know to drag myself from the bed before sunrise when the occasion begs it and wow – what a world there is out there!!

 

Uluru (2004)

Waiting for a sunrise guided walk around the base of the rock.

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Serengeti,  Tanzania (2006)

On an early morning game drive,  we rounded a corner and found 5 cubs patiently waiting for mum to return with breakfast.   We watched them for 15 – 20 minutes and while they frolicked about at times,  they never strayed from the spot.

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Desert Camp,  Oman,  (2018)

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Turtle Reserve,  Oman (2018)

Turtle returning to the sea after laying eggs in the sand.

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Luang Prebang,  Laos (2009)

As the sun rises,  around 200 Buddhist monks leave their temples for a tradition of alms giving that dates back to the 14th century.   Locals wake early to prepare the food and kneel in wait along the route to present their gift.

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Floating Market – Srinagar,  Kashmir (2013)

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Sossusvlei,  Namibia (2017)

On our way to the sand dunes – there’s a car ahead of us in the distance…

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When we reach the gates,  we join the queue – the park doesn’t open until sunrise and then its another 60 km to the main dunes.

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Once the gate opens,  the crowd disperses ….

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People don’t arrive there early just for the light and colours,  but also to start on the climb before it gets too hot.

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Monument Valley (2015)

We were lucky enough to have a cabin with a perfect morning view.

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Angkor Wat,  Cambodia (2009).

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Early morning birding walk – Costa Rica (2017)

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The only thing that gets me up early at home is a trip to the airport.  However,  I did find ONE event:

Dublin (January 1st, 2000)

Standing on Killiney Hill,  overlooking the Irish Sea and greeting a new millennium!

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8 thoughts on “Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

    1. Thank you . I know – imagine finding 5 of them together like that. We pulled away and waited for the mother to return but gave up eventually. No doubt she was watching us !

  1. OMG!!! Beautiful and Wonderful!! Thanks for sharing, Lots of Love Ais xx

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