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Our rowing club had visitors from another rowing club at the weekend.
They came from Devoran in Cornwall and one of their longest members Ralph Bird was the man who made all our Gigs.
We decided to show them the local sights which we love but we had hoped the weather would be good but we didn't expect it to be the most stunning conditions we have ever seen going around Ramsey Island.
Here are just a few amazing photos, thankfully Steve had his camera charged and ready to go on the water as words couldn't really describe it.
Words we used to try and describe the water was milky, glassy and silk but they don't do it justice really.
I've just returned to Hong Kong, after the spending the day shooting in the howies denim factory in china, the main goal and aim after all this traveling. It was definitely a highlight that's for sure.
It's an amazing place they have going out here...not what you think when you see 'Made in China' and I hope the pictures do the place and people justice.
So now, I guess...thats it...job done.
Days on the road: 21
Distance traveled: 7940 miles (roughly)
Trains caught: 8
Trains missed: 1 (thanks to the welsh snow)
Time spent on trains: 9 days 2 hours
Photos taken: 1371 x digital, 396 x 35mm, 29 x medium format, 19 x polaroid, 1 x camera phone
Countries visited: 9
Visa's issued: 5
Visa's rushed through last minute: 5
Amount of money spent on visa's: too much
Books read: 3
Instant noodles eaten: 16
Man flu caught: 1
Man flu downgraded to mere cold: 1
Flights taken: nil
Best job's ever: 1
OK, You may think why didn't I fly, or as someone quite rightly commented on an earler blog, 'isn't all this travel bad for the environment'... well yes it is. But personally I'm not going to stop, I can't. I do it for work and I do it for pleasure...it's just me. So this was an experiment into another way for me to travel, a way that treads a little lighter. Slow Travel.
Tomorrow I'm leaving Hong Kong, but i'm not coming home...I may be some time yet.
Well I've made it to China and Beijing. Today was my 'day in the city' as I leave Beijing tomorrow on yet another 24 hour train ride down to Honkers (the final destination) and even though I walked till I dropped, I barely even scratched the surface of what this city has to offer. So after mulling my options over a coffee this morning, I decided to bail on the tourist route and just wander...up and down the back streets, through the old hutongs, ate 'who knows what' from the street vendors, chatted chinglish to cheery old blokes, took plenty of pictures and got properly lost.
A good day. Time for a beer to wash down the dog meat.
Cheerio, more from Hong Kong.
p.s beijing is swarming with amazing skate spots, next time I'm bringing my board.
6000Ks, 5 time zones, countless stops, -40C temps, 2 border crossings and we pulled into Beijing Central train station just 2 minutes late. Unbelievable.
That was, indeed, an epic train journey.
I'll send more as soon as I have eaten real food!
The picture is shot through a dirty window somewhere in Mongolia...
I have a few hours to burn till my Trans-Siberian train leaves Moscow, so...
...The trip in numbers...so far...hoooraaay
Days traveling: 7
Distance traveled: 1918 miles (roughly)
Trains caught: 6
Trains missed: 0
Hours spent on trains: 42
Nights spent on trains: 2
Flights caught: 0
Cameras broken: 1
Cameras fixed: 1
Rolls of film taken so far: 5
Digital Photos taken: Lots
Russian Vocabulary: 12 words (& a few useful phrases)
Mandarin Vocabulary: 0 words, 0 Phrases!
Countries left to visit: 3
Distance left to travel: 5580 miles (roughly)
Days left on the rails: 7
Days left to Hong Kong: 8
Beef Strogonoffs eaten: 2
Days till next blog: 6-7ish?!...speak soon howies.
(Im not sure what the first pic says, something to do with the Metro, just thought it looks very 'Soviet'. Second pic is one of the Moscow metro platforms, Be nice if London underground was as pretty as that!)