Explore

Can I get myself around?
Is this map upside down?
Can I get from A to B
Without walking into a tree?
Can I find the hidden land
Without a little helping hand?
Can I get to the pot of gold
Without myself getting very old?
Can I find that pirate ship
Without any water for me to sip?
Can I get to this hidden cave
Without the need for feeling brave?
Can I get back home again…
Erm… I’ll wait till later and explore then!

Here’s my entry for this week’s Illustration Friday challenge, explore.

An image of an explorer about to set off on an amazing voyage of excitement and discovery. Just that. No background. Just a map and a lot of imagination!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

22 Comments

  1. I use a Sat Navigator,.. LOL Im hopless with Maps and always would get us lost…
    Loved this entry Tom…. Keep exploring, people just love an Explorer.. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I haven’t got a satnav, and very often find myself lost! Usually when trying to find Bala Lake. I’ve set off on numerous occasions… and never got there! Hopeless! 🙂

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      1. 🙂 now Ive never heard of Bala Lake,,, You sure its there! 🙂 🙂 😉

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          1. I got a Bala Lake Railway is that where you were heading?

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            1. It’s in North Wales, apparently passed Wrexham somewhere (possibly way passed!) Sue, please don’t tell me there’s a railway station there after all the times I’ve attempted to drive! That would be typical, though! 😀

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              1. Yes in Wales and just googled Bala Lake and got the map and railway LOL….. haha.,… maybe its a steam railway… they have lots of the old ones in Wales…. 🙂

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                1. Yes! That’ll be it… a local steam railway where you have to drive to! 😉 Phew!
                  I actually printed that map (or a similar one) and followed it once. It didn’t help…

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              2. YES its Steam……Wooooo WOOOO! night night my friend

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  2. Just the image fills one with anticipation, Tom! Lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Kate… yes; what’s ahead?!

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  3. An award for you…but just wanted to let you know…I think you deserve them all personally…but you choose:
    http://jobryantnz.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/tis-the-season/

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    1. Thank you very much, Jo! Tis the season indeed! 😀
      Although I don’t ‘do’ the awards, I really appreciate the time you have taken to write to me and pass one over to me! And congratulations on all of your awards Jo – you deserve them! 😀

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      1. Awwwwwwww thanks Tom. I’ll just hang out with you at your party I reckon…
        😉

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        1. Thanks, Jo! Look forward to seeing you! 😀

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  4. I really like this one, Tom…and the story that goes with it. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Deb. It was a bit of a last minute thing, both the image and the rhyme, but they seem to work!
      The image, incidentally, was meant to be someone exploring in outer space, but I changed my mind along the way!

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  5. I get lost easily dude! 🙂

    Hope the map helps! 😉

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. It’s very easy though, Prenin.
      I’m quite used to it now! 😉

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  6. Oh if only we could all find the joy in getting lost 🙂 VK

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    1. It’s there to be found, VK!
      (Couldn’t resist! 😉 😀 )

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