Cee’s Which Way Challenge: 2 June 2017

Mijas Pueblo, Spain

covered walkway

This walkway in Mijas, in southern Spain, was a very shady spot in the heat of the day, which was full of plants and with steps leading down to another archway.  This archway was a shortcut out to the sunny street.  Mijas is built on the side of a hill and is full of interesting little laneways, and steps leading up and down to different places – and flowers everywhere.    The locals take pride in their village, and everywhere you go there are pots and hanging baskets, full of colour in the sunshine.

The big question of the day is – Which Way shall we go?

Mijas Pueblo, Costa del sol

The Donkeys of Mijas

 

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge : March 10, 2017

Cee posts great challenges every week, and they are always a great opportunity to trawl through the archives if you haven’t been able to get any new photos to post.

This challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on.  You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible.  Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs.

Canal cruise, Amsterdam

Bridges of Amsterdam

The above was taken when on a canal cruise in Amsterdam, and yes, our boat was quite flat, as you can see below,  and managed to get under these low bridges without mishap!

Crujising the canals

Taking a cruise on the canals of Amsterdam

And now back on dry land and back home in Ireland, here is one of the hiking trails we did recently, which goes right to the top of the hill, almost in a straight line, though there were a few stops along the way to get our breath back!

Nagle Mountains, Co Tipperary

Hiking in the hills

 

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge : August 24, 2016

This challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on.

I found a few interesting bridges on our recent trip to Dublin.  The day before my son’s wedding, as everyone was gathering for the big event, we went on The Viking Splash Tour around the city,   This is a fun tour in a World War 2 amphibious vehicle, that goes around the old part of Dublin, on road and water, everyone dresses up in Viking Hats, and even though there was a little bit of rain, we all had a great time!

Viking Splash Tour

Here come the Vikings

We drove along by the side of the River Liffey, past the main bridge, O’Connell Bridge, and one of the pedestrian bridges, the Ha’penny (Halfpenny) Bridge

River LIffey, Dublin

O’Connell Bridge

Hapenny Bridge, Dublin

Strolling over the Hapenny bridge

We also drove along by the canal, and heard about the history of the time when barges were the main form of transport to bring goods up the river from the docks.    Anyone for a stroll along the canal?

Royal Canal, Dublin

strolling along the canal, Dublin

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge : Week 36

Every week Cee has a number of challenges to test our photographic skills, and I have just the picture for this one!

This week we visited the village of Castletownshend in West Cork, the village mainly comprises of one long street, with a stately home at one end, running down a steep narrow hill to a castle at the other end, overlooking the bay.  Nothing very unusual there, I hear you say, but wait… half way down the steep hill are two sycamore trees, smack bang in the middle of the road, and there have been two trees in this exact spot since the 1800s.

So, if you are driving at speed down this road, watch out, as you will have to ‘proceed with caution’ and make your way around the roundabout that has been on this road, many many years before roundabouts were even invented!

Castletownshend and it's trees

Castletownshend and it’s trees

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge : Week 22

No matter what way you go, it seems all roads on this golf course lead to the cliffs and the sea!

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge : Week 21

Chichester Park from the City Walls

Chichester Park from the City Walls

We went on a lovely stroll recently on the City Walls in Chichester,England.   The city dates back to Roman times, about two thousand years ago, and the walls have been restored and turned into an interesting elevated walk which is only about one and a half miles long, and goes around the park, the cricket grounds, and the gardens attached to the Cathedral and the Bishops Palace.

History of the Walls

History of the Walls

And if you don’t feel like walking or running on the walls, this might be an easy alternative!

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Cee’s Which Way Challenge : Week 11

How far would you like to go?

How far would you like to go?

I was  in Zimbabwe at Christmas time, and on our way back from Lake Kariba, we came across this very informative sign…we could go to Mount Kilimanjaro (2772 km), or in the other direction, Port Louis in Mauritius (2772 km), or even to the Pyramids in Egypt!   Then again, we weren’t feeling too adventurous that day, so Clouds End Hotel (And Cold Beer) at 163 meters was just about right!!

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