Travel Theme: Transportation

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”~Steven Wright

Whilst I love to walk, I unfortunately do not have the time to walk everywhere. I have to make use of all sorts of transportation. My transport varies according to seasons but today I will only share my winter mode of transportation.

With all the holiday and festive parties at this time of the year, kicksled is a fast and convenient way to get around the neighbourhood. It’s also a safe way of moving around as it allows one to indulge (if they want to) on the fermented grapes.  And when the party is over, just kick the sled back home.

Kicksled - even the cat enjoys it:-)
Kicksled – even the cat enjoys it…

Then for romantic and aimless winter walks, snowshoeing is the most pleasant way of wandering around in the deep snowfilled forests. We usually have coffee breaks or chocolate snack whilst enjoying the quietness of the forest. This is by far my favourite of them all and does wonders to my legs.

Snowshoeing NB. The pic was taken in spring though, as you can see the sunshine.
NB. The pic was taken in spring though, as you can see the sunshine.

To cover longer distances, playing outdoors and game viewing with friends “our winter safari”, skiing is most pleasurable, easier and faster.

Skiing - preparing for the day's activities
Skiing – preparing for the day’s activities

One of the most exhilarating, adrenalin rush-filled and fun ways of getting around, snowmobiling. It could be around the neighbouring towns or long distances, either way I absolutely enjoy it. I get to play with the boys (my hubby and his friends) and for a while forget about girly stuff.

Snowmobile - admiring the winter scene...
Snowmobile – admiring the winter scene…

These different modes of transport also form part of winter sports and fun ways of keeping fit. So there you have it, if you are an outdoor junkie then consider visiting up north in winter and spring months – it’s superb!

For more fascinating modes of transport visit Ailsa,




15 Comments Add yours

  1. ledrakenoir says:

    Reminds me that I really enjoy using snowmobile, it’s great fun… 🙂

    How funny, the cat waiting for a ride… ‘hahaha’

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Absolutely great fun. Happy riding:-)

  2. adinparadise says:

    Very different forms of transport, cocoa. Love the cat pic, and the happy smiley face on the snowmobile. 😀

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Isn’t the cat cute!? Thanks AD:-)

  3. footsy2 says:

    Love your posts Cocoa. So VERY different 🙂

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Aah! thanks so much footsy:-)

  4. 68ghia says:

    Maybe, one day, I’ll get to try out a snowmobile 😉
    all fun ways to travel K 🙂

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Awaiting for one day J:-). Have a great week.

  5. diannegray says:

    I love the kicksled! What great modes of travel you have here, cocoa! 😉

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Thanks Dianne. Yeah, kicksled is quite popular:-)

  6. rommel says:

    I cannot stand extreme cold …. but ahhh … what beauty the snow creates.
    Amazing images!!!!

    1. cocoaupnorth says:

      Thanks Rommel. When it comes to cold, it’s a matter of layering before venturing outdoors:-)

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