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Message 734504 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 0:43:00 UTC

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Message 734506 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 0:49:49 UTC
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..today it was a very strange light.. It looked like a "northern light",
giving these green colours.. But because it is in the middle of the day,
it looks totally different than it would on a night sky, of course..
I didnt have my cam with me today, so they are all photos taken with my
mobile phone.. Therefore.. sorry for the quality. ;-)



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Message 734507 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 0:50:38 UTC

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Message 734508 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 0:51:13 UTC

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Message 734509 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 0:51:51 UTC

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Message 734519 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 1:18:09 UTC

Moon's sunglasses :)




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Message 734529 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 2:55:07 UTC

My sunglasses :)




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Message 734696 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 14:24:28 UTC
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A journey to the Moon - an overview, part 3.

I awoke one my first full day in the islands to the alarm on my mobile phone. I opened the curtains to a beautiful day and a wonderful vista, the sun shining and scenery just breathtaking. I found the tea bags that Moon had given me the night before and hurriedly showered and dressed, eager to get out there.

My first though was to find some of that wonderful coffee at Moon's house, but within a few steps of leaving the apartment I saw a hill to my left, and veered of, eager to get up there and have a good look around. It was a good vantage point, I could see for miles, out to sea and well into the islands. I could see Moon's house not very far, and could almost smell the coffee, but I stayed there for quite a while, taking a few photographs and just taking it all in.

I realized I had fallen in love with this place. It was love at first sight, it had all the things I ever looked for when traveling abroad on holiday, but without the bustle, thronging people and cars. It was certainly beautiful, idyllic and calm. A peaceful haven far from the maddening crowd.

I soon forgot about Moon, and headed away from her house down a track on the other side of the hill, just going in any direction to explore. My mobile rang with a text alert "do you want some coffee?". Hmmmm, I certainly did, and replied I was on my away, exploring left for another time. It seemed that just like on other days, for whatever reason, despite what I had in mind, one magnet or another would draw me to Moon's house. Good coffee is such a powerful magnet, didn't you know? ;)

I arrived to an empty house, no answer when I knocked on the door. What the heck, I was expected so I pushed open the door and let myself in. The house was empty, I called, but no answer. It's such a nice house, so well laid out with so many rooms. Her older son later counted them for me, there were 18. Mostly, wherever you are in her house, you can see many rooms at any one time. As I stood there in the reception area with mounds of counts hanging on the hooks, I could see the kitchen, dining room, two living rooms, bathroom, downstairs bedroom and staircase. But not a soul to be seen. I thought I would take a look in the living room areas, and a quizzical face appeared from outside, wondering what a strange man was doing in her house. The text messages had taken a while to deliver, and Moon had decided I wasn't coming after all and was outside enjoying the sun.

Coffee was soon served and I was soon in top of the hill next to her house taking more photographs. I could see a puzzled look below me, what is he doing here? Why did he come, from so far away to these remote islands? as if amazed that I would do so.

I didn't care too much about that, I was just enjoying the views as I had done on the hill earlier fascinated by it all. It was so strange that very soon I was sitting on that patio of Moon's, as if part of the furniture, at ease, relaxed, and sitting next to a Moon who no longer looked puzzled, who seemed to accept my presence there as much as the chair that I sat on :) I had certainly found Moon, but my journey was still only just beginning. There was more of my journey yet to come, and I had not arrived at the Moon just yet... ;)

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Message 734726 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 15:00:14 UTC

man i bet you made a couple gigs of images there!
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Message 734733 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 15:08:17 UTC

Viajes es importante para mi.

Muchas Gracias.
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Message 734748 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 15:30:44 UTC

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Message 734775 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 15:54:30 UTC - in response to Message 734726.  
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man i bet you made a couple gigs of images there!

I have an 8GB CF card in my camera and used 4.42GB. I only took jpg photos. If I had saved the RAW images as well, I'd have stopped taking photos after just a few days :)

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Message 734788 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 16:06:09 UTC - in response to Message 734733.  

Viajes es importante para mi.

Muchas Gracias.

Soy por favor esto jornada es de interés hasta agradecéis , usted por su comentario :)



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Message 734845 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 16:56:34 UTC

Is that Gibralter...
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Message 734899 - Posted: 5 Apr 2008, 19:16:03 UTC - in response to Message 734845.  

Is that Gibralter...

I was replying in Spanish, I think, although it's not a language I know. Many people spoke English in Gibralter when I was there, although Spanish is quite common due to it's proximity to Spain. However, Gibraltarians converse in Llanito, an Andalusian Spanish based creole unique to Gibraltar. It consists of an eclectic mix of Andalusian Spanish and British English as well as languages such as Maltese, Portuguese and Italian. Andalusian Spanish is the main constituent of Llanito, but is also heavily influenced by British English. Gibraltar is, of course, British ;)


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Message 735320 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 11:12:52 UTC
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Moon's younger son wth his cool bike ;)



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Message 735382 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 15:32:25 UTC - in response to Message 734899.  

Is that Gibralter...

I was replying in Spanish, I think, although it's not a language I know. Many people spoke English in Gibralter when I was there, although Spanish is quite common due to it's proximity to Spain. However, Gibraltarians converse in Llanito, an Andalusian Spanish based creole unique to Gibraltar. It consists of an eclectic mix of Andalusian Spanish and British English as well as languages such as Maltese, Portuguese and Italian. Andalusian Spanish is the main constituent of Llanito, but is also heavily influenced by British English. Gibraltar is, of course, British ;)


Perdon, es neccessario para mi habla ingles para los amigos de seti pero comprende...

la fotos de naturo es muy bueno, es dificil pero no continuar con conversacion...





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Message 735438 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 18:05:24 UTC - in response to Message 735382.  

Is that Gibralter...

I was replying in Spanish, I think, although it's not a language I know. Many people spoke English in Gibralter when I was there, although Spanish is quite common due to it's proximity to Spain. However, Gibraltarians converse in Llanito, an Andalusian Spanish based creole unique to Gibraltar. It consists of an eclectic mix of Andalusian Spanish and British English as well as languages such as Maltese, Portuguese and Italian. Andalusian Spanish is the main constituent of Llanito, but is also heavily influenced by British English. Gibraltar is, of course, British ;)


Perdon, es neccessario para mi habla ingles para los amigos de seti pero comprende...

la fotos de naturo es muy bueno, es dificil pero no continuar con conversacion...

I'm sorry, you lost me there ;) I can manage much better in English :)


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Message 735439 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 18:08:25 UTC


Moon's older son under the Sun ;)




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Message 735440 - Posted: 6 Apr 2008, 18:09:24 UTC


Moon's older son under the Moon ;)




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