Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk159_Rugged

Toy
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The North American Rockies seemed

a good starting point for rugged scenery.

These first two images are from

an excursion inland from Skagway…

both depicting the ruggedness of the Rocky Mountains.

 

The highlight of our cruise waas visiting Glacier Bay.

Truly magnificent is an apt description

of the scenery and the experience.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Rugged

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Teal-Aqua-Seafoam-Turquoise

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Torquay, my favourite beach,

leads the way this week….

I think that might have been the end of that ride.

 

Hope this is the right colour also.

Glacier Bay…again hope not too blue.

 

And I think there may be some 

Aqua or Turquoise…

in these colours.

 

Finally, I am fairly certain these boats,

captured at Capri, are showing

this week’s colours also.

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-August-Words-Yr3

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Words from all over.

After a hearty breakfast our hosts thought we required

further fortification about two hours down the road. 

We soon cut back on hearty breakfasts

not so much to eat this food,

rather just to cut back in intake.

I hope this fits the definition of designer chic.

It’s part of the Burj Al Arab Hotel in Dubai.

 

As we cruised Glacier Bay this year we all

watched these ‘small’ pieces of ice

floating past the ship.

It wasn’t until I heard someone comment

on the length and size of a piece that I began

to think  of ‘the tip of the iceberg‘.

Then I saw one piece of ice which was

not moved by the ships bow wave.

Definitely 90% submerged!

 

  This chunk of ice is a bit longer than some

and I only discovered the seals this morning. 

Adult Alaskan seals are 5-6 feet long and tip the scales

at 180-285 pounds or 80-130 kilograms. 

My  guesstimate is that this small piece of ice

is around 20 feet long with much

more submerged than we see here.

I think all agree that this is the

embodiment of a prehistoric creature

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Thursday’s Special: August Words-Yr3

Lens-Artist-Photo-Challenge-Blue

 

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This week’s blues…

Glacier Bay, Alaska

(slightly enhanced)

From the top of Grouse Mountain, Vancouver.

Victoria’s War Memorial

Legislative Assembly

building in the background

Vancouver Island Canada.

Last two photos are natural.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Blue

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Blue

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Blue

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Blue

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-July-Words-Yr3

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Glacier is my word for this post.

One of the definitions found for canicular was

‘…a period of inactivity…’

This Husky puppy, on Mendenhall Glacier,

was quite content to have

a period of inactivity

after a five-minute playtime with tourists.


Margerie Glacier in a calving moment.

The size of the splash can be contextualised

when compared to these vessels.

 

After a few passes this feathered friend decided…

 

to hitch a ride while it caught its breath.

Not a very good photo but included as my marine photo

as it was my only otter sighting.

 

While there were plenty of guests for whom this would

have had a ‘Ho! Hum!‘ factor,

for our group of Aussies this was

a day to be described as scenic.

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Thursday’s Special: July Words-Yr3