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Adventures In Alaska – Part 2


joyofmaps:

thoughts from Alaska

Originally posted on Melanies Blog:

After arriving safe and sound I meet up with many friends that were so kind and all took me out for breakfast. I’m not a big fan of dinner so I was quite happy about pancakes in the morning and catching up on the latest news and other things that had taken place during my three years absence. I also got to see the new track (new to me at least) at the school and hold some chicken.

My next big adventure was to be fishing. Since I needed a fishing license to actually fish myself we went to the Kasilof beach and instead watched the set-netting there. A friend of my dad had his net set up a little way out in the mouth of the river and we watched them pulling in the nets and running a total of three times between beach and net, each time bringing…

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The Tower… part 1…


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This blog made me smile!

Originally posted on Pouring My Art Out:

Well, here we go with the adventures of our first full day in Europe…

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That is the Tower of London… the White Tower… once a symbol of oppression, now an awesome tourist trap and vault for the crown jewels. That shot was taken during a river cruise later that week, but it is a good picture.

a 2The Tower was built in the year… uh… 1,000 something. This isn’t a history lesson, it is a travelogue… you should Google it.

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But you can feel the history in that place.

a 4It seeps right out of the stones.

a 5If you go to London, do not miss seeing the Tower.

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Just so you know, I still carry my small, cheap camera around, just to take all these selfies for the blog.

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There is a good picture of my mom, resting from all the walking we did.

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Those guards are not for show. They are guarding…

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What’s Happening this July


Originally posted on Travel with Intent:

What events did you get to in June? As far as last month’s recommendations went, I cheated as I had been to the La Pedrera light show in May. Had I been back in Barcelona in June I would have gone again though! Apart from that, I spent my life at conferences it seems.
With June almost over, here is  selection of things to do in July.

BARCELONA, Spain
a1_20150520_20150520__DSC7833_6000 x 4000The spectacular Origins light show is still on.
I visited in May, and although I was unlucky enough to have rain as my companion, it was a great experience.  I highly recommend it even if you’ve done a daytime tour here before.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark
If you like horses, you will enjoy this summer’s exhibition at the Christianborg Palace.  All the Kings’ Horses looks at the strong historical relationship between the Danish Royal Family and their horses.  The Royal Stables that will house…

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Messing about on the Canal


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We are fortunate to live very close to the Kennet and Avon Canal and often take walks along the towpath between Melksham and Devizes.

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Occasionally we also get the chance to go for a ride on a narrow boat.

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The scenery is ever changing.

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As are the neighbours!

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Plus is you are lucky it is possible to glimpse various wildlife!

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South West Wales


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Last week we had a few days leave in South West Wales staying near St. David’s.  We had one really warm day walking around Stackpole Head.  This area of coast is administered by the National Trust and includes a beautiful secluded sandy bay.

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The walk so so enjoyable, that I did not take many photos, but I liked the keyhole rocks along the coast.

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Some had taken to the sea for a spot of fishing!

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