Inspired by a recent post on Travel with Kat and the comments that ensued I started thinking of all of the modes of transport that I’ve used during my travels. There have been the normal methods of getting from A to B – by plane, train, car and boat but then I started to think of the less conventional ways of travelling.
These are just a few that I’ve come up with, I’m sure there are many more that you’ve all experienced.
1. Pearl Lugger. A sunset cruise on an old Pearl Lugger just off Cable Beach, Broome. A glass of champers and a world famous sunset – what more could you ask for?
2. Camel – an iconic way of experiencing those world famous sunsets on Cable Beach is from the hump of a camel. It takes a bit of getting used to but definitely a fun way to go.
3. Monorail – This one at Beaulieu in Hampshire on the south coast of England is a mile long and gives you a birds eye view of all the attractions this place has to offer. The National Motor Museum, historic Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and lots of fun for the whole family.
4. Tiger Moth – How about this yellow peril, my dad took a flight in this Tiger Moth for his birthday a few years ago. He had a ball!
5. Helicopter – I may be cheating slightly here as a helicopter is not really a unique way to travel but I’ve included this shot because of where it was. The flight in the helicopter took me 2,800 metres up into the Himalayan mountains and landed me at one of the world’s most dangerous airports – successfully!!
What are some of the unique ways that you have travelled?
Monorail I have, we have one here in Seattle, I’ve ridden on The Duck, amphibious landing craft from WW II, both I. Land and water, rode on an elephant at the zoo, but otherwise pretty boring
I don’t think boring Tony, I think – so much left to try! 🙂
Interesting post, got me thinking. Tuk-tuk in the crazy traffic of Bangkok, elephant in Thailand, camel and bike in India, You forgot “shanks pony” you would know all about that after your trip up Everest…
The original art of walking – long forgotten by most but definitely worth trying. The pace of walking allows you to take in so much more of your surroundings.
It is also very good exercise.
That little ol’ helicopter looks sooooooooooo scary!!!
Scary but sooooooooooo much fun 🙂