Its funny how we clamber to travel and explore other parts of the globe, whilst travellers from other parts of the globe clamber to travel and experience our home turf!
Places, that to us are merely where we go about our everyday business are to them a far off distant land worthy of exploring; areas that we think of as ‘boring back waters’ to them arouse wide-eyed interest and fascination.
So, what wonders are we missing by walking around with our eyes closed?
Travelling on Home Turf
We need to maintain the visitor’s vigilant eye of observation so details that fall on either side of our rushed daily paths don’t go unnoticed ~
I had to do some ‘travelling’ this week, having a business appointment in Brisbane on Monday, and a down the coast (in Surfers Paradise) meeting on Wednesday ~
I took the ferry to the mainland, and a train into Brisbane Central where I walked down Creek Street passing Koala House, which had a huge sculpture of a Koala atop it that to be honest, I’d never noticed before! 😉
At the bottom is Eagle Street where, on one of the top floors of this skyscraper, I had my first appointment for the week.
The view from the top was wonderful, looking down onto the Brisbane River…
…across to Kangaroo Point
…and the Story Bridge
Surfers Paradise, Queensland
A few days later I cruised by car down the coast on the short trip to Surfers Paradise calling in at the Coast Map Shop (to replenish our map stocks) and to meet up with Kirsty Wilson, from Interim Business Solutions.
We met at the Marina Mirage, one of the few places on the east coast where you can watch the sun set over the water – behind boats!
Enjoy your own back yard!
Many people travel to new places to experience change, so I find artist Andy Goldsworthy‘s comment an interesting thought ~
“I believe that change is best understood by staying in one place.”
I love ‘travelling’ on my home ground ~
It only becomes mundane and dull when you close your eyes to what is really around you – so you stop looking!