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.

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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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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Texture

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Two similar shots taken

half a world apart.

Our Camera Club cruise on Corio Bay

in February this year presented me

with this image.

The tags on this one tell me

it was taken in

Skagway, Alaska.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Texture

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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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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Gesture

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gesture

a movement of part of the body,
especially a hand or the head,
to express an idea or meaning.

This gesture left us in no doubt as to

what this young lady thought of

her parents’ request

not to walk in front of my camera.

 

I’m sure I would have received more

than a gesture had I done that

when I was the same age.

How times change.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Gesture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Escape

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I have posted this escape more than once, it fits so nicely.

 Maggie dispatched this Dachshund intruder from our backyard.

Both were happy to see the fence.

Dachshund because it could escape.

Maggie because she escaped any further chasing.

Her job completed, shed trotted back

to the backdoor very satisfied with herself.

However, there was no escape for these husky puppies…

 

…was once MGW  and another female traveller

had them in their grasp.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge: Escape