Word-of-Day-Challenge-Cabin

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cabin

a small wooden shelter or house
in a wild or remote area
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Wiseman, Alaska…

…located 63 miles inside the Arctic Circle …

…consists of…


…half a dozen log cabins…

…in which the locals reside.

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Blue

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unforeseen

of the colour of the sky without clouds on a bright day,
or a darker or lighter shade of blue

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Blue hour,

Geelong Marina.

 

Blue Pansies

 

Geelong Ferris Wheel

 

An Air Arctic plane flew us over the Arti Circle.

 

Our Blue Gums

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Blue

Sunday-Stills-Great-Outdoors

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I have included a few things to do

in and around Geelong

just in case borders are closed suddenly.

 

Visit the Otway Rainforest near Geelong

Lekhubu Island and its ancient Baobab trees

on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.

 

Sunrise at Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

 

Rise early to enjoy sunrise at Geelong

Go on an African Safari

 

Enjoy an a Down Under sunset near Geelong

 

Cruise into Glacier Bay and view Alaska’s

Margerie Glacier

Explore the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre

From Fairbanks take a Chenna River Cruise

Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot…

…coach to small community…

 

…of Wiseman inside the Arctic Circle.

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Sunday-Stills-Great-Outdoors

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Adventure

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an unusual and exciting

or daring experience

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While planning our Canadian-Alaskan trip in 2018

we noticed that there were excursions

to Wiseman, inside the Arctic Circle.

So while many of our travelling companions

were heading home to Australia

a few of us were readying ourselves

for an extra day in Alaska.

Our flight to Coldfoot took around a hour

followed by a short coach ride

to Wiseman.

 

Wiseman is located 63 miles, or 101 kilometres,

north of the Arctic Circle.

While a very small community it was agreed by all

that the visit was well worth it.

And while certainly unusual and exciting experience,

but perhaps not quite daring.

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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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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-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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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Odyssey

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odyssey

a long wandering and eventful journey

I am inclined to suggest that any journey

originating in Australia and visiting

the northern hemisphere

could be described as an ‘Odyssey’.

Last year’s travel to Canada took us about

16 hours flying time to reach Vancouver Island

to the start of our Canadian/Alaskan adventure.Falling snow on the Columbia Ice-field was

an event we had not counted on.

Our sled ride on the Mendenhall Glacier was wonderful.

Followed by the Red Carpet treatment

when boarding our

Rocky Mountaineer

Gold Leaf Carriage.

 

 

 

Our Final day, not included in the tour,

was a visit to Wiseman,

a very small township

inside the Arctic Circle.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Odyssey

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Nearly

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nearly

very close to; almost.

Compared to living on…

…38 parallel south of the Equator…

…it could be argued that our excursion…

 

…to Wiseman, Alaska, was nearly

at the North Pole.

After all we were 63 miles

or (101.389 Kilometers)

INSIDE the Arctic Circle.

Wiseman is 67.4100° North,

according to Google.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Nearly

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