Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk183_Risk

 

There seems to be an element of risk

in everyday living these days.

However, it is not every day that one gets…

to pat a cheetah…

…although she sowed some sign

of not being happy with one traveller.

Standing under a 6 ton 30-year-old elephant

has some risk involved.

The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

has travellers sailing at a minimum

of 1,400 feet above ground

with only a piece of wire holding things together.

Admittedly a rather larger piece of wire.

 

The riskiest part of any flight

is take off and landing.

 

 

And flying over Alaska’s wilds

one always hopes the risk of

engine failure is minimal.

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Blue

 

Blue…my favourite colour.

Whether it is the blue skies of

Far North Queensland, or…

…flying into the Alaskan wild blue yonder

in our blue plane.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Blue

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Blue-Yellow

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Blues and yellows from all over.

This was new to me.

I was unaware we had coast guard boats, as such,

let alone yellow ones.

 

Air Arctic at Coldfoot airport.

A local tourist train.

Fairbanks airport I think.

My favourite form this set.

Loved the song or The Beatles.

Not so  sure now though.

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FOWChallenge-Adventure

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adventure
noun
an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.

This was the start of our…

adventure to Wiseman, Alaska.


We flew over the wilds of Alaska…


…prior to landing at Coldfoot.

From Coldfoot it was a relatively short

coach ride to Wiseman.

 

A small town 63 miles North  of the Arctic Circle. 

Certainly and adventure and as far North

as we have ever been on our planet.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Adventure

Tuesday-PC-Wk136_ Contact

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When a car makes contact…

concrete curbing….there are no prizes

for guessing which comes off second best.

 

 

A blast from the past…

To think  this was the modern way to make

a phone call not that many years ago.

Sighted in Coldfoot, Alaska.

 

 

Then again finding one of these is like finding hen’s teeth.

A whole generation would not know  how to use them

or that it was superman’s changing room. 🙂

There was always a Saturday night lineup of shearers and

 other workers waiting to contact their families

after a hard week in the shed.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk146_Clouds

Toy
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We were barely off the ground on our flight from… 

Fairbanks to Coldfoot when we encountered clouds.

Most of our one hour flight we were flying in a cloud shroud.

Certainly not worth paying a premium for a window seat 🙂

 

Patrick sorry we did not have time to meet.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Clouds