FOWChallenge-Chill

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chill

an unpleasant feeling of coldness in the atmosphere,
one’s surroundings, or the body.

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For the few minutes it took to have this photo taken,

we were all smiles in the 40 below zero room.

However, I think  a few minutes was enough for us.

Especially since we experience 40 above zero

more often than near Zero temperatures.

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Store-Displays

 

I had to think laterally this week.

I love this display of cups in an

Illy Coffee Shop

in Amsterdam

Cylinder recordings on display

in a Fairbanks restaurant.

Another hanging cup/light

in Ketchikan, Alaska.

A Geelong store display supporting

the local Australian Rules football team

during finals.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Store-Displays

FOWChallenge-Shake

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This team of huskies had just pulled

a four wheel motor bike around a track…

for the tourist watching from the paddler wheeler,

The Discovery II.

 

They could’t get into the river quick

enough to cool down.

While I don’t h ave any photos of them shaking dry,

I have yet to see any working dogs not give themselves

a very hearty shake to dry off after a swim on a hot day.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Shake

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Vacation

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Twelve months ago…

…we had completed our flight to Coldfoot (Alaska)…

 

 

…visited Wiseman, inside the Arctic Circle…

 

…and were preparing for our journey home to Australia.

After all the preparation and organising,

our vacation was over.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Vacation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Bargain

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For last year’s visit to Canada and Alaska we

flew with Air Canada on a 2 for 1 deal.

Because we only stepped onto

an Air Canada flight in Brisbane

I initially thought the 2 for 1 deal

referred to the Brisbane – Vancouver leg.

While speaking to the travel company

I learned that the 2 for 1 deal applied to all flight sectors. 

So we flew from Melbourne to Brisbane,

Brisbane to Vancouver,

Vancouver  to Victoria and

from Fairbanks to Vancouver

then all the way home to Melbourne…

for what seemed the bargain price of $2,000. 

I was expecting that per person. 

Thank you Air Canada.

The only flight we had to pay for was

our Air Arctic flight to Coldfoot.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Bargain

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Seeking-Warmth

 

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In early April

Melbourne looked

cold and gloomy.

Temperatures have not improved

as we head into winter.

This time last year we were preparing

for a Canadian/Alaskan June.

The weather was beautiful.

Even falling snow on the Columbia Icefields

did not dampen our spirits.

 

Although it was September 2013,

…this hyena greeted us as we left our camp for

a long day of travelling in heat forecast

to reach 39 degrees Celsius.

We are nearly ready to begin a twelve month

countdown to our next African Safari.

Considering our destinations range from 25-28 degree south,

I am already dreaming of warmer weather and sunshine.

Geelong’s latitude is 38 degrees south

so we should be quite a bit warmer.

Although no photos we also had

a family brunch on Saturday morning

to celebrate Mother’s Day.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:  Seeking-Warmth