Word-of-Day-Challenge-Hike

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a long walk or walking tour.
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After a comfortable train ride up Mt Rigi

we had to hike up a short but steep path

to reach the summit.

 

I thought the walk back down

to the souvenir shop was equally,

if not, more arduous than the going up.

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FOWChallenge-Practitioner

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practitioner

a person actively engaged in an art, discipline,
or profession, especially medicine.
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Music Practitioners…

…in Melbourne…

 

…on the

Chappel Bridge

Lucerne

Switzerland…

…finally, a

Harpist,

Brugges,

Belgium.

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WeeklyPrompts-PC-Aquatic

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aquatic

relating to water
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Prior to our visit to Lucerne, I had never thought…

…of Switzerland as having an…

…aquatic recreational industry.

I was so wrong.

 

Geelong’s Corio Bay…

…is another story…

A glimpse of the Bay from anywhere…

 

…and you will see signs of aquatic recreation…

…and that is before you are anywhere near the Marina.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:   Aquatic

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Sunday-Stills-2908-Afloat

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afloat

floating in water;
not sinking

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Afloat on…

…on Lake Lucerne.

 Floating along Glacier Bay…

…on ice which had broken off…

Margerie Glacier.

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Natalie-The-Explorer-Afloat

Sunday-Stills:…Burlywood

Lens-ArtistPC-163-Keep-Walking

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After a train ride most of the way

up Lucerne’s Mt. Rigi…

 

…there was still a steep ascent/descent

to attain its summit and return.

In my pre-teen years,

a fireman I never wanted to be,

I wanted to be an archeologist.

So when  Pompeii was on our itinerary,

it would have taken a deluge

akin to the one that hit New York this week…

…to stop me from walking around the Pompeii ruins.

 

I think imminent wet weather may have

curtailed our guided tour

However, the worst of the rain held off

until we completed our inspection.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Keep-Walking

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Keep-Walking

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Cees-MWMChallenge-August-Words-With-two-Ms

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An example of a mammal is the Koala.

 

Hammers 

 

At the summit of Mount Rigi,

Lucerne, Switzerland.

 

Burnt stubble in late summer.

 

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Cee’s-MWMChallenge-August-Words-With-two-Ms

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk281-Paddle

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paddle
a short pole with a broad blade
at one or both ends,
used without a rowlock to move
a small boat or canoe
through the water.
 

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A paddleboard on Lake Lucerne

Paddling Lake Lucerne.

One bloke, four girls and guess who

is doing the work?   

Maybe he’s just the ballast!

 

Paddling at the beach

 

An old stern-wheel paddle

 

Paddling at

Gibson Steps Beach 

Large webbed feet and ducks paddle.

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Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk281-Paddle

 

 

 

Sculpture-Saturday21-0307-Mt-Rigi

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Perhaps not quite a Sculpture again this week,

but interesting just the same.

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A stone from Mt Emei in China sits

on top of Switzerland’s Mt Rigi…

…signifying the formation of a sister relationship

between the two mountains in 2009…

….located in China’s Sichuan Province and

Switzerland’s Cantons of Schwyz and Lucerne.

The stone exchange is a strong symbol designed

to strengthen the partnership between

Mt. Rigi and Mt. Emei.

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Sculpture Saturday

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