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Kirkie, you already did your good deed for the day!My short stroll took me down along by the quays to the last bridge on the Liffey before it opens out into the sea, and from there back around over the other side, about 50 minutes. Blue skies, clouded at one spot by a never ending waste disposal facility.
I was a kind of yellow arrow to a guy with a huge backpack and a front pack bigger than my 33 litre one! Having chosen to greet everyone with Happy New Year, from him I learned he was heading for a particular bus. A few minutes later I saw him going off course. So of course, I followed him and after catching his attention led him to the correct bus stop, in time to pick up the bus he needed to get to the airport.
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I love visiting Quebec! A little feel of Europe closer to home on this side of the pond.
Thank you, @kirkie. But it’s @Theatregal who I believe lives close by to some lovely nature walks; I have to go further afield to find them. I also think she has a superior camera! I have no pics from yesterday as it was far too dark, dreary and drippy. I did learn tho’ that my light merino gloves are not quite up to the task in the cold and rain - while using poles - so I stopped off en route at my local MEC and bought some “Waterproof Enough“ gloves (no kidding!) to wear overtop of them - will have to check out that combination of rain gear another time.Come on, Icacos! Tell us! Post the photos! I too was about to say something about my last miserable little walk after being housebound due to a rotten virus... I would much rather wake up in the morning - because now it is 03.19, 1st Jan 2020 - knowing I have a treat in store with your account. Especially from such a beautiful part of the world as BC!
Thanks for my first new word of the new year... Viszla. A beautiful composition.
I spent two weeks touring Ireland a few years ago...such a relaxing and beautiful country. Your photo shows the tranquility.
Thankyou Chrissy. Yes it a beautiful place, I'm very lucky to be able to live here. I live on the edge of a small town (a village really) in a rural area, surrounded by nature. I can be in the Galtee mountains within 30minutes whenever I want to go for a hike. I grew up in an industrial smog-filled steelworking city in the north of England, and give thanks that now my morning commute to work takes me through beautiful countryside everyday. I'm very lucky......I spent two weeks touring Ireland a few years ago...such a relaxing and beautiful country. Your photo shows the tranquility.
I love these photos you post of your home in Yangon @VNwalking ! Especially of the people and daily life. Beautiful.Been going out a lot in the last days. Where I live is not scenic, but a lot makes up for that.
Morning, noon, and night of a day in the life of Yangon.
Such interesting and colorful pictures, VN! Your photos "speak"!
So interesting, Kirkie, and thanks for posting the descriptions!After wavering and throwing a few ideas in the air, I took a train to another point on the river and walked back home. I called in to Christchurch Cathedral, where there was a magnificent sung Eucharist, and I refreshed my stock of photos of their camino themed seats, and the motif on the centre aisle. Then I stopped for a moment to take a photo of a cast of piece of sculpture by a Canadian sculptor, Timothy Schmalz. . The title is Homeless Jesus.
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Hard to believe that the park in British Columbia can remind me of where I am at the park in Alabama.
Me too! Curious, bold little birds. At a bird sanctuary near me, they have different kinds of seeds to feed the birds. Fun watching the chickadees when they land on your hand, stare at you, then take their time picking which seeds they'll eat, picking up and tossing aside the ones they don't wantI love feeding chickadees! And if it's cold they are extra hungry...
Hope you willI have escaped the city!
So we celebrated by taking a day off, and going to the National Botanical Gardens for a stroll (one the party is nearly 90, so we only walked about two or three kms.
I took some pics with a dying battery and no display. I couldn't see a darn thing. You're lucky I'm not posting photos of my feet, or a crooked horizon.
The phone had shut down by the time the family of Gibbons swang by. Dad, mom, and baby (along for the ride). WOW! They're not a 'feature' for visitors, but wild ones. Dad was astonishing...like the best gymnast ever. An amazing treat.
My phone's working in slo-mo so I may have to post the pics tomorrow...
A beautiful place. Visited with my niece last year, and would like to go again.
I know Chris, we are so luckyAnnette, how nice you have this relaxing park to enjoy on the outskirts of London, a city of a 11 million!
I think the haughty specimen is a Cormorant. I love watching them here - after they dive, they stand for a time on rocks or dock posts and spread their wings wide to dry them. The swan looks like she's weighing her options and trying to decide on her next moveBitterly cold. A short walk yesterday along by the Royal Canal. Reminders of the Famine walk, a haughty looking specimen - I don't know what species he or she is, and a swan with a personality problem. A salmon could make it... someone had got there before me and alerted the relevant people to release the swan.
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You are correct of course about the cormorant. I was flummoxed by the beak, as I have only seen them at a greater distance and they are all black in my mind's eye.I think the haughty specimen is a Cormorant. The swan looks like she's weighing her options and trying to decide on her next move
I really enjoyed my visit there - had a lovely chat with the folks in the Camino Society Office!I didn’t walk too far, but I did come across a fair number of pilgrims, past and future, in St James Church, Dublin. The Camino Society had organised a training for volunteers for the Information Centre, and an Information session for aspiring pilgrims, and a celebration paella etc for existing volunteers. Here are a couple of photos from the church, and it would be well worth a visit for any pilgrims passing through Dublin to or from a Camino on the Continent.
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I've been one of those tourists who didn't know about the other trails. Lucky you, to be able to get away from all the visitors to that beautiful area!Perhaps my favorite local walk/hike is Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado (with great views of Pikes Peak throughout). It's close and has easy access, and most of the tourists stick to the centralized concrete trails in the heart of GoG. It's mostly locals who are even aware/are on the several other trails throughout the park.
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Beautiful, atmospheric photos, Purky. Thanks for taking us with you.I also spent two days on Terschelling, the third island from the left just north of the Dutch mainland. My favorite island of the five inhabited ones, I've visited it a couple of times already. This time with my wife, and although the weather wasn't great, we had a great time hiking and biking. The biggest discovery was a cemetery just outside the largest village on the west side of the island, in a grove of pines. Calm and peaceful.
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