Canal boats glide high across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, 126 feet above the River Dee in Northern Wales
Bird on a wire, high above the streets of Volendam, The Netherlands
The Blades Aerobatic Display team perfom high over Highclere Castle, England
High above the grounds of Blarney Castle, Ireland
High on a hill sits a lonely windmill, Brugge, Belgium
Hot air balloon floating high in the evening sky, England
Looking sky high through the front facade of Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
Ailsa asked for our highest highs in this week’s photography challenge at Where’s my backpack? Check out her blog if you’d like to read some great travel stories, participate in the weekly Travel Theme challenges, or just view the stunning submissions from her loyal followers.
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!