Word-of-Day-Challenge-Distant

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distant

far away in space or time
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At 67.41 degrees North

Wiseman, Alaska

located 63 miles north

of the Arctic Circle…

…Wiseman is the most distant place (north)

which we have visited.

 

However, as the crow flies,

Wiseman is only 12,884 kilometres

from Melbourne.

 

While London is only 51.50 Degrees North…

 

…London is a massive 16,893 kilometres

from Melbourne.

 

I know readers will find this difficult to believe,

but it is true!

There have been times

when I have grumbled about the distance

we are from many parts of the world.

However, this is one of the few times I am pleased

there is distance between Australia

and other parts of the world.

Stay Safe.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk225-Glimmer

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glimmer

shine faintly with a wavering light.
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While cruising into Juneau I sighted

the glimmer of lights far ahead.

 

About an hour later we passed the Disney Wonder,

also on its way to Juneau, Alaska.

 

 

The following night I captured

the glimmering reflection of moonlight

in Glacier Bay.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk225 – Glimmer

FOWChallenge-Cabin

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It is difficult to imagine that we travelled from…



nearly, the bottom of Australia…

 

…to Wiseman, Alaska,

about 100 kilometers…

…inside the Arctic Circle.

These cabins are home…

 

…to the small population of Wiseman.

Google says it is 12,939 kilometres

from Geelong to Wiseman

as the crow flies.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Cabin

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Cee’s-FF-Challenge-Point-Your-Camera-Upwards

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Sea plane at Fairbanks, Alaska

 

 

British Airways departing Heathrow Airport.

Eiffel Tower

 

 

Burj Khalifa, Dubai.

 

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Words-Ending-OCK

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Clock face.

 


In Slazburg spanning the Salzach River

in a sea of padlocks… 


…is Austria’s most modern pedestrian bridge,

the Makartsteg.

Sun screen/block

 

 

Blockhead,

St Paul de Vence,

France.

 

 

The Noordam docked at Skagway Alaska.

Livestock.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Ending-in-OCK

Black_White

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk216-America

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In June 2018 was the first time I had ever

set foot on American soil and that

soil was all located in Alaska.

Creek Street or the Red Light District

in Ketchikan was our first walk on American soil.

A surprising sign to see in Alaska.

The owner told us he spent half his time in Alaska

and the other half in Australian mining opals.

Unfortunately, today, Google tells me they are

not genuine Aussie Opals,

but created in a laboratory.

Believe who you will!

MGW was determined to have a ride in a husky drawn sled.

Mendenhall Glacier was our first pre-booked excursion for said ride.

What was not stated was that there were also husky puppies on site.

As our rife back into Juneau was held up at the airport

and said bundles of fur were brought out for a loving cuddle

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk216 – America

Cee-BW-Challenge-Hot-Cold

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Although it did not…

…feel cold from the comfort of our coach,

it was snowing outside as we approached

Alberta’s, Columbia Icefields.

 

 

Nor did it feel cold while walking

on the Athabasca Glacier.

 

 

 

However, 63 miles inside the Arctic Circle

at Wiseman, Alaska, the sun was shining and

shirt sleeves were almost

the dress code of the day

 

Certainly the exact opposite of what we/I

expected weather conditions

that far north to be.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:  Hot-Cold

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