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It’s an old photo which I found a few days ago…

Number 2 son competing in the backstroke

at school sports.

At touch of dejavu as I represented my school

in the backstroke leg of the medley relay.

Be  lucky to make it across the pool theses 😀

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Compete

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Two forms of transport I had not counted on in Canada.

My first, and probably last, ride in an Ice Explorer.

We were so pleased to see the wagons were covered.

The sky threatened rain…

the wind was cold and the covers made

a nice tunnel for it to rip along.

However, the barbeque was terrific

and well worth the ride..

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Wits End Weekly Prompt: Transportation

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Toy
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I am going with the long journey definition of ‘epic’

this week…and even then I’m not sure…

And I ask all readers to allow for the fact that

this was only Day 2 of our journey and

that this author saw ice at the top

of Sulphur Mountain (Banff) in July 1976;

drove along roads where it had snowed in June 1982,

and has never seen the white stuff since.

The journey I speak of is the

Peak2PEak Gondola Ride

up Whistler and across to Blackcomb Mountain.

After reading  my first statement you can see why

I thought this a magnificent sight.

However, the longest part of the journey was still to come,

with just under four and a half (4.4) kilometres,

or 2.73 miles, of cable between Whistler and Blackcomb

and no supporting towers in between, you left

gliding along some 1,427 feet above the valley floor.

And it appears much steeper when commencing

the return journey.

This is the longest, and highest,

unsupported length of cable in the world.

But descend among the clouds we did

and still marvel at the height and length

of this journey.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Epic