Sharing with James at weekend reflections
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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!
Friday, 7 March 2014
Thursday, 6 March 2014
Today was a beautiful, warm Spring day and I went for a walk with my U3A Ramblers group. It was supposed to be a 4-5 mile walk but the conditions underfoot made it seem twice as long.
|A typical Kent Oast house (used for drying the hops to make beer) now converted to a home.|
The path had been blocked by a fallen tree which came down a couple of weeks ago in the last storm. Four of us chose to see if we could get through along this ancient pathway. The rest of the group went along a bridleway which had been turned into a mud slide by the horses.
PS: Still experiencing problems with my computer. Can't blame Google or Blogspot. The computer had a bug and has now been stripped back to the factory settings which means I am still having a problem operating my usual settings. Will get there but it's slow going!
Sunday, 2 March 2014
Thank you to all those who have kindly taken the time to comment on my blog and I apologise for not reciprocating. My computer is causing me all kinds of difficulties at the moment. I am not able to post any new photos but I found this post that I hadn't published. I always try to visit Botanical Gardens as I wander around and in Quito it was no different. On the way back from the cable car we stopped off at the Jardin Botanico. It was a very peaceful area of different gardens showing the indigenous plants and also some of the vegetables that are grown here. It is always interesting to see how many recognisable plants you can find.
Thursday, 27 February 2014
Once we were back on board we got our snorkelling gear for a final swim. Although the water was very warm, I still wore a wet suit as some added protection from the sun.
Another great swim with lots of different fish, of which I managed to capture a few with my camera.
After returning to the boat we quickly changed and were taken for a walk on San Cristobal Island. Who could resist photographing these cute baby sea lions?
Waiting for a lift maybe.
Even the plane that took us back to Quito looked different.