This week’s photo challenge is about posting a photograph of a place or something/one you encountered whilst you were on your way to your destination. Anything on this theme immediately brings to my mind one of the best (and frustrating at parts) road journeys I ever did- my trip to Ladakh in 2011. I can’t believe it has been 4 years -though I also can very well believe that it has been such a long time. Some events in your past feel weird in the kind of way that they feel both distant and near to you at the same time.
Anyway this was one trip when the journey was as exciting (if not more exhilarating) than the destination. You can read all about my trip to the Himalayas here. One of the most memorable on the road encounters was with a family of Himalayan Marmots (when we were enroute from Leh to Pangong Lake). I’d never seen a marmot before so needless to say I was pretty excited.
The photo I’ve used as my featured header photo for this post (larger version here) was also one of those moments during the trip when the landscape around us was riveting. It is often hard to imagine that the region of Ladakh is actually a desert even though it is 14,000 feet above the sea level in places. But this photograph with its marvelous eroded structures made the situation more believable.