Tag Archives: Adventure

Snapshots: Hexham in the Autumn

This is my favourite season and not because it also happens to include my birthday. The colours, freshness and frankly beautiful sunrises as I drive to university make me want to whip out my camera along the dual-carriageway.

I’ve not managed to get out an about as much as I’d like but here a couple of my favourite photos from the last month or so.

Endurance: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge. Endurance: Resilience, Strength, Stamina, Determination, Hardiness.

I like this photo which was taken on a recent holiday. It’s of my dad and brother sailing. They sailed together for years until my brother grew up and wanted faster boats which my dad had no real interest in. This was the first time they had been out together in a few years and they spent ages on this old RS 2000 messing around and enjoying in the wind. The boat was an old one and at  certain speed it whistled along the water, the rudder unclipped and the cleats didn’t work. But it didn’t break and both boys and boat enjoyed fun.

I guess what I’m trying to say is the boat endured the pressure of being pushed to its limits. This photo is also taken about a second before a capsize so you can see my brothers arms flailing as he tries to rescue it. He actually managed to save the boat going over, so I like to think these photo’s how a dual aspect of endurance, both man and boat !

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SnapShots: Vienna, Austria

I only had 16 hours to explore Vienna which didn’t give me long to explore! I arrived at around 6am on an over night train and had to leave in the evening to make another over night train to Krakow. This also helped me discover that not an awful lot goes on at 6am, no matter what city your in!

I spent a lot of the day walking around and exploring the parks and museums. In the evening I took the chance to attend a opera performance which was great! Would love to have had more time to look around but still a great day 🙂

To see the previous stop on my trip click here.

 

SnapShots: Venice, Italy

The next stop on my Inter-railing adventure was Venice. This was the second time I’ve been to Venice and I think it’s just as exciting the second time around.

It is such a beautiful, unique city so it’s easy to understand why it fills with tourists. I like nothing better than getting lost in the streets. One night, not knowing where a bar was, we followed a group of tourists who we thought looked like they knew where they were going. I had hoped they would lead us to a really awesome bar but we ended up wondering around for ages and eventually ditched them and went our own way!

To see the first stop of my Inter-railing trip click here.

 

World’s Largest Underground Trampoline

I discovered while reading the in flight magazine on a Ryan Air flight that there is a series of trampolines…..in a cave.

I know….exciting right?!

Located near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales,  the giant trampolines are strung inside a huge cavern twice the size of St Paul’s Cathedral linked by 60ft slides!

I am definitely going to have to check this out.

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SnapShots: Gdansk, Poland

Poland was never somewhere high on my list of places to visit but after me and my best friend booked a cheap flight to celebrate our dissertation hand in I fell in love with it.

Gdansk has a beautiful old town and a huge amount of history to discover. I could easily have spent longer than a weekend there. We also had some hilarious nights out in the town, the locals are incredible friendly if not slightly puzzled as to why two English girls where out there in winter!