Very exciting… some of my pics have been used, with my permission of course, in the “Lancaster. Morecambe. Etc.” guide. I got credit, no pay. That works for me right now. Building that resume and all. Check out the website. Not much on there really, but if you click the blog link there’s a bit more. You won’t see my photos displayed anywhere with my name connected to them on the website, so don’t worry yourself with looking. Just kinda cool it’s there and I’m in it. Simon, the guy who was the brain behind it all, sent me a copy of the guide, which was cool of him. I’m excited.
This week’s theme for the Photo Hunt is clouds. I’m going to do something I’ve never done… I’m going to post more than one photo. Why you ask? I can’t decide which one to use, so you’re getting to see all the candidates.
Taken in February 2006, in the air over Tampa Bay, Florida. There were tornado warnings going on all day. We had to wait in the airport for seven hours before we were allowed to take off and even then there were black clouds and lightening happening all around. Pretty scary, but beautiful.
Taken in June 2008 at English Bay, Vancouver, Canada. We were in Stanley Park. Gorgeous park and some great photo opportunities.
Taken in January 2008 at Lake Mead, Nevada. The sunsets in Nevada can be breathtaking, especially when air force jets have made trails that catch the light.
Taken in September 2007 at Morecambe Bay, Britain. This bay is famous because at low tide you can walk the 11 miles across, with a guide. There’s quicksand, hence the need for the guide.
Taken in July 2007 at Quabbin Reservoir, Massachusetts. Central Massachusetts is beautiful.
Taken in July 2007 at Davis Lake, Oregon. This was one of the coolest cloud formations I’d ever seen. Hat, stack of pancakes, uh… you name it. Just very cool looking. Karen actually spotted it and then I shot it.
Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl
The Wednesday before we ventured off to Barcelona we took a little trip out to Morecambe, the town close to Lancaster that’s on Morecambe Bay. The thing with Morecambe is that is used to be a very hip happening and busy seaside town. People went there to vacation and hang out. But when travel between countries became a bit easier in Europe, the people who used to go to Morecambe on holiday now go to places with warmer climates, like Spain. Consequently, Morecambe has become a bit of a ghost town. There are still people living there, and there’s an effort right now to revitalise it, but so far they haven’t been able to pull in the crowds.
Another thing about Morecambe, and really more about Morecambe Bay, is that there’s quicksand. There are times when the tide goes out and you can walk across the bay, but only with a guide. The authorities don’t allow people to walk across alone because of the quicksand. Kind of cool, yet creepy. I saw a documentary short about the phenomena once that was pretty fascinating. It would be cool to do, walk across. Maybe next time.
Here’s the deal… we went out to Morecombe today, took some pictures, and enjoyed the sunset. I will post those pictures tomorrow, if we have WiFi where we’re going. Let me explain…
For the last few months Karen has been telling me that while we were here in England, we were going to take a little jaunt somewhere for my upcoming birthday. Well tonight I found out where we are going… are you ready?
We are going to Barcelona, Spain. Yes… you heard me right. Barcelona. Wow. I’m excited. It seems Martin and Mary have arranged for our air travel on Ryanair, a very small airline with service from Blackpool to Barcelona. Flying time… approximately two hours. While in Barcelona I’m told we’ll be staying in an apartment that Martin has rented. So again I say… how cool is this?