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Some random ‘play’ photos.

Our first day in South Africa, 2013. 

No,  that is not yours truly among the trees. 

Rather one of the Australian organisers.

Closer to home. 

Our new timid cat (Smudge) terrorizing Candi.

 

Candi at play.

Not sure who gets most enjoyment,

Candi or her human thrower.

People at play on and around

Lake Lucerne.

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In Switzerland we found many people…

..enjoying a break on Lake Lucerne,

in temperatures which would have had

most of us rugged up.

It was not until I cropped this photo

that I noticed the young male in the middle

and how much he appears to be enjoying his break

with four bikini clad young ladies.

 


I love to take a break and travel to somewhere

I have not been for a while and

photograph what I find. 

 

 

 

Gibson Steps was a place I had not visited

for many years until two years ago.

 


Photography has and will always be

a hobby of mine.

About two years ago I drove back to Warrnambool,

on Victoria’s South West Coast,

where there is a whale nursery at Logan’s Beach.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Taking-a-Break

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Taking-a-Break

 

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skimp

expend or use less time, money, or material on something
than is necessary in an attempt to economize.
“don’t skimp on insurance when you book your holidays”
a fashionably short or revealing garment.
“she wore a yellow skimp”

Not many years ago this hemline…

…would have shocked everyone.

Now it is rather conservative.

The bikini clad sun lovers are borderline skimpy

by today’s standards.

As I don’t shoot many people in skimpy attire,

I  had too search photos like this to find…

to find any skimpy or not so skimpy clad

beach goers at Sydney’s Manly Beach.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:   Skimp

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Apex

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Our train ride up Switzerland’s…

Mt Rigi…

…did not take us to the apex.

There were two fairly steep walks left to attain

the full 1,798 metre height of the mountain.

While I did not hurry there were

spectacular views as we walked up.

 

 

Upon arriving at the summit the views…

 

of Lake Lucerne we equally…

…breathtaking.

 

 

 

After ten or fifteen minutes it was time

to return to the gift shop level.

The walk back seemed more difficult

than the walk up, thanks to a football injury

to my knee in the early 1970s.

Definitely worth the effort though.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Apex

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Zenith

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zenith
the time at which something is most powerful or successful.
synonyms:
highest point, high point

To reach the zenith of Lucerne’s Mt Rigi 

required a train ride up a very steep gradient.

Upon reaching the zenith of the rain ride…

 

 

…there were two shortish walk up more steep gradient.

However, the views over Lake Lucerne

made the walk worth the effort.

 

 

No, I did not climb to the highest point attainable…

…mainly because the walk back appeared

more difficult than the walk up.

If you have never made this journey,

the train station is the small building

roughly centre background.

Naturally to make it to the top and back again

one needs to walk past the souvenir/coffee shop.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Zenith

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My first photo is of Mount Elephant….

a volcanic cone,

one of the many in Western Victoria.

I have never been to the top of Mt Elephant

but driven past it hundreds of times in my life.

From the top of Mt Rigi

overlooking Lake Lucerne.

from Grouse Mountain,

Vancouver, Canada.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Top-of-the-Hill