Wordless Wednesday : If I Could Talk to the Animals

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Getting all your Ducks in a Row

Wait for us Mama!

Wait for us Mama!

To the Top of the World by Cable!

Well, it was not quite to the top of the world,but at 2200 metres, Monte Baldo on Lake Garda is pretty high.   It looms over the commune of Malcesine, not too far from Riva del Garda. The mountain top can be reached by not one, but two, very steep cable car rides.

According to Wiki –

Behind Malcesine rises the 2,218 m (7,277 ft) high Monte Baldo. A two-stage cable car ride—the second leg using one with rotating cabins—takes passengers to 1,750 m (5,741 ft)  above sea level.    From there the highest point can be accessed by walking a few kilometres to the south along the ridge.

On our trip in the cable car, which held about 40 or 50 people each trip, there were many young people carrying very large rucksacks.  It was only when we got off the second car and climbed the few hundred metres to the summit that we realised what these rucksacks contained.  Yes indeed, these were the brave people who were taking a short cut back down…by paragliding!    They were brave because if they ‘overshot’ the landing on the way down they would end up in the lake!

So many other things were going on at the top, and  along with a very small church and a few restaurants there were some llamas, sheep and goats, people lying in the sun, having picnics, watching the para gliders getting ready, strolling around, and generally enjoying the view from the top.    There was even some patches of snow to be seen around the shaded side of the mountain.

It was a fabulous way to spend a sunny day in Italy.

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge : Animals in Nature

My photos of animals this week are domestic animals, as the wild animals in Ireland are more elusive!

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Weekly Photo Challenge (2) : Family

Feeding time, Fota Wildlife Park

Feeding time, Fota Wildlife Park

2012-09-01 15.56.44These animal family photos, the first two taken in Fota Wildlife Park in Cork  are photos that always remind me of a close knit family, always looking out for each other.

My favourite animal

My favourite animal

Home time

Home time

Elephants and duiker busy ignoring each other.

Elephants and duiker busy ignoring each other.

For more posts in this challenge, check out this link: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/photo-challenge-family-2/

Cee’s Which Way Challenge : 2014 No. 1

While out and about on my travels today, I came across this sign which I think is perfect for this challenge.   The sign is surrounded by fields, so it could either mean that we should look out for cattle crossing the road at this point, or, it could mean ‘Beware of the Bull’

Beware of the Bull...ooops, the Cow!!

Beware of the Bull…ooops, the COW!

For more posts check out http://ceenphotography.com/2014/01/08/cees-which-way-challenge-2014-1/

Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge : Blue and Yellow

Cee’s challenge this week is the post some photos in a blue and yellow theme.

On a recent walking holiday in Italy, we took a well deserved break one day (from the early mornings and late nights!) and went to visit an old town called Bolzano.   We were taken on a ‘guided’ tour of the old buildings in the town by a guide who must have been on her first job, as she had very little information on the town, except for what was contained in a little one page leaflet!   A lot of us got bored after a short while, and veered off to window shop – a much more interesting pastime!

Look at the bling we found:

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And the prices of each piece were thankfully way out of our price bracket!

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And I love the different colours of the houses along the narrow streets.

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http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/08/27/cees-fun-foto-challenge-blue-and-yellow/

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