When we visited a great travel site, we noticed that our eyes often wandered and our attention diverted from the important site to some small detail. We visited a temple in Bangkok, and all we wanted to look at were the ceramic tiles that covered the edifice. Who remembers the temples’ name or history? Those tiles captivated us.
We’ve noticed this happen when we bird watch, too. An attempt to stay focused on winged creatures doesn’t always come about when we pass beautiful flowers and compelling landscapes. Birds are twittering in the trees but our cameras focus elsewhere.
We read that Elkhorn Slough, one of the best places to see birds in the mid-California region, would be well worth a day trip, and it was!
What did we miss while our attention was diverted? We’ll never know. We do know that some of our best travel memories – and photos – resulted from wandering eyes.