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Old 23rd February 2010, 17:08   #16
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Great going! Dont stop!!!
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Beautiful Country side pics.
Keep 'em coming.
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Old 24th February 2010, 00:31   #18
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English Country side is very beautiful. You have captured them nicely.
thanks for sharing
Thanks Star. The best is yet to come.

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Great going!!!

Shall we climb faster please???
Thanks WKnight. Wish I could! There's another travelogue that I working on too. Will step on the gas soon.

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wow! fantastic snaps man, you have got to love the countryside
Thanks ismd (and why did you shot your dog?) I love the country side. Thankfully, I'm not accustomed to luxury yet.

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Great going! Dont stop!!!
Thanks Srikanth. I'll get more things up here shortly.

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Beautiful Country side pics.
Keep 'em coming.
Sure Kraft. Watch this space shortly.

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Splendid pics! The meadows in England appear to look as good as those in Scotland.
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Great snaps. I remember once we walked about 30KM along the French Riviera (half between Nice/Monaco) to Monaco along the Mediterranean with hills on the other side. It was an awesome experience.

PS: When I say 30, I am not joking !
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Old 24th February 2010, 13:06   #21
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Splendid pics! The meadows in England appear to look as good as those in Scotland.
Keep 'em coming!
Well, the one's in Scotlands even better. That would be my next travelogue. Anyway the landscape gets better as one proceeds up north. Thanks for your words of appreciation

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Great snaps. I remember once we walked about 30KM along the French Riviera (half between Nice/Monaco) to Monaco along the Mediterranean with hills on the other side. It was an awesome experience.

PS: When I say 30, I am not joking !
French Riviera is an amazing locale. I do know you are not joking.
I once walked north to south of Singapore and east to west as well. That was a walkathon trip taking random pics. It was fun.
I walked from Yishun in singapore once to Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Walked the entire stretch! That was the first time I walked across from one country to another (barring the walk between India and bhutan, which was mere 10 mins across the border for fun.
I also once walked from Bajpe airport (mangalore) till Udupi. That was because of a goddamn bus strike because some cop slapped a bus driver near Lalbagh in mangalore! That's like 60 odd kms.
During my last 3 months in Scotland, I walked 15 kms a day!
Keep Walking!
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This blog's progress is going at a walking (trekking rather) pace. How about 5 pics a day minimum?
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Old 24th February 2010, 15:39   #23
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Excellent pictures to say the least. Need your permission to make them as wall papers. And please do let them come at a more brisk pace. Atleast calibrate them with your walking speed.
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This blog's progress is going at a walking (trekking rather) pace. How about 5 pics a day minimum?
I second that... MX6, as they say in the Army 'Tez Chal'!
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Great start and as usual awesome pics too. I love country side, in any country.
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Amazing.
Waiting for the rest.
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Old 26th February 2010, 22:58   #27
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This blog's progress is going at a walking (trekking rather) pace. How about 5 pics a day minimum?
Oh oh. Yeah. I stopped to catch a breather, and was lost in the beauty of the place. Will step on it. What are weekends for!

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Excellent pictures to say the least. Need your permission to make them as wall papers. And please do let them come at a more brisk pace. Atleast calibrate them with your walking speed.
Thanks Wanderer. As long as you don't use them for commercial purposes, it's fine with me. I wouldn't mind publicity when people look at your desktop!

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I second that... MX6, as they say in the Army 'Tez Chal'!
Sure hotstuff. I'm more hooked to my other travelogue. Hence the delay. Will make up for the same.

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Great start and as usual awesome pics too. I love country side, in any country.
Same here. Thanks for your comments live360

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Amazing.
Waiting for the rest.
Thanks Laluks. The rest will unfold shortly.
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If I can fill my lungs with fresh air
If I can fill my sight with greenery
If I can fill my ears with bird calls
I consider myself alive!
Absolutely!

Beautiful place & thanks for the pics.
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The weather is typical english. One moment it's bright and sunny. The other moment, it's dark and gloomy. And it keeps changing every minute. As we proceeded towards Gordale Scar, dark clouds started hovering over our heads. Notice the loss of light in most part of the picture below.
Enroute to Gordale Scar.
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That's the summit we had to scale. There are two routes to it. One a gentle slope through Malvern cove. Other, is through a slightly arduous Gordale Scar. We chose the latter.
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First glimpse of the gordale scar. If you notice carefully, you can see people wearing colourful dresses scaling the "First Hurdle". First hurdle incidentally is the name given to that massive rock edifice which we had to scale. Besides the First Hurdle one finds the lower falls.
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A view of the path we'd taken to reach the First Hurdle. We are going to scale that height of Gordale Scar. A brief about Gordale Scar. It's a limestone ravine formed due to melting glaciers millions of years back. There's a brook that falls at two places. The lower falls is what you saw in the photo showing the first hurdle. There's also an upper falls as we proceed up. The stream is called Gordale Beck. This moves on further to Janets Foss, before joining on to Malham Beck. That's roughly the route we are going to trek, not to leave out Malvern Tarn.

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Notice how dark it has become when we had a view of the path we took (shown in last photo). Climbing up the slippery limestone Gordale Scar is very challenging and dangerous if the skies open up. However, the weather stood by us.
We started scaling the Gordale Scar.
Coming up next: Upper falls, Idyllic Janets moss, Magnificent Malvern Tarn which was simply out of the world!
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Well, the one's in Scotlands even better. That would be my next travelogue. Anyway the landscape gets better as one proceeds up north. Thanks for your words of appreciation


French Riviera is an amazing locale. I do know you are not joking.
I once walked north to south of Singapore and east to west as well. That was a walkathon trip taking random pics. It was fun.
I walked from Yishun in singapore once to Johor Bahru in Malaysia. Walked the entire stretch! That was the first time I walked across from one country to another (barring the walk between India and bhutan, which was mere 10 mins across the border for fun.
I also once walked from Bajpe airport (mangalore) till Udupi. That was because of a goddamn bus strike because some cop slapped a bus driver near Lalbagh in mangalore! That's like 60 odd kms.
During my last 3 months in Scotland, I walked 15 kms a day!
Keep Walking!

Even in Bangalore I have to walk at least 7-10Km every day. Else I cannot sleep !
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