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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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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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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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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Walks.


Walkers alongside Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree.  

Lake Wendouree was the site of all rowing events

during the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

The walk from Eastern Beach car park.

At the top of the hill, you are only a five minute walk

from Geelong’s Central Business District.

The reverse view down to the Promenade.

Nearing the top of Lucerne’s

Mt Rigi.

The walk in context.

 

 

Walking in Schoenbrunn Palace gardens

 

 

 

 

We didn’t have the time or energy

to walk all to the back of the garden.

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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