DP Photo Challenge: wanderlust

Sunset swim. The boy-child enjoying the hotel pool, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011

Sunset swim. The boy-child enjoying the hotel pool, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011

It’s been too long since the Big T and I had a “proper” holiday, and wanderlust has definitely set in.

Perhaps a return trip to Tahiti, where we enjoyed a week with our boy-child when he was still young enough to want to holiday with his folks.

Wine, pool, sunset, views. Yep, ticks all the boxes. Le Meridien, Punaauia, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011.

Wine, pool, sunset, views. Yep, ticks all the boxes. Le Meridien, Punaauia, Tahiti. Image: Su Leslie, 2011.

Written for the Daily Post Photo Challenge : wanderlust.

If I just lay here ….

Sunset, Puniawia, Tahiti. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010

Cocktails at sunset, Puna’auia,Tahiti. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010

Mellow is a not a word that I’d use to describe myself. Even on the most peaceful tropical holiday, I’m the photographer — always on the move — rather than the one relaxing by the lagoon. Perhaps I should take lessons from my cat.

As mellow as it gets. My fur baby on her favourite rug. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

As mellow as it gets. My fur baby on her favourite rug. Photo: Su Leslie, 2015

Or listen to more music. The title of this post comes from the song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol.

This week’s Travel Theme at Where’s My Backpack is mellow. You can see Ailsa’s photos here.

Almost Wordless Wednesday: dreamy

Even on an overcast day, the Pacific Island of Tahiti is the place of my dreams. This is the island of Mo'orea seen from the beach at Punaauia, Tahiti. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010.

Even on an overcast day, the Pacific Island of Tahiti is the place of my dreams. This is the island of Mo’orea seen from the beach at Punaauia, Tahiti. Photo: Su Leslie, 2010.

This post was written for the  Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge. It was tempting to offer a shot of Tahitian bure in a golden sunset, but in many ways the day we spent exploring a stretch of coastline at Punaauia in the rain is more memorable and more embedded in my dreams. Tahiti is a magical, dreamy place to which I will return one day.