Dive Bombed in the Camargue

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The White Horses were the star attraction of the Camargue, but this beautiful bird kept dive bombing and swooping in majestically.

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Mascara and Horses

The horse is a majestic animal, with power, grace and beauty combined. Horses have evolved over something like 50 million years from a small dog sized animal.

And now? Well now young girls and young ladies are putting mascara and eye makeup on horses. How degrading and simply down right silly for such a wonderful creature.

I have an idea! Maybe the same people could try, let’s say,

lipstick for lions

tints for tigers

powder for pythons

foundation for falcons

You get the idea;-)

 

 

 

Natural History Museum London Town

Opened in 1881, but dating back as an idea to  to 1753, this is ‘the’ museum for children of all ages. A hop and skip from South Kensington or Gloucester Road tube stations’ means it is also easy for even the most directionally challenged people to find! I speak from first hand experience of this debilitating sydrome. The exhibits cover such a wide range that is simply too much to take in on one visit. The architecture itself is also a delight and it well worth to take time out from the exhibits to lets your eyes run over every nook and cranny. The icing on the cake is that admission is free. What more do you want?

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Cycling, Himmler’s Bunker and Salad

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In a shady forest just outside Pozezdrze lies a huge slab of reinforced concrete. This fractured gigiantic block is testament to the cruely and barbarity of humans. For this was the bunker of the snappily Hugo Boss dressed Heinrich Himmler when he was in close attendance to Hitler, up the road in the Wolf’s Lair. An attempt to destroy the bunker failed, only fracturing the block.IMG_1145

There are two entrances on the left as you look down this corridor,  which lead into the the interior of the facility. The material for the bunker, built in 1941, was delivered via a single gauge rail line. The line is now defunct, but as you can see below, it makes a beautiful cycle path through the forest.Out of such political and racial ugliness, comes such beauty.IMG_1160 (2)

At the end of the cycle path lies the village of Ogonki, which is home to the Ognisty Ptak  restaurant. The Phoenix. Full of history, drained of energy we stopped off for a tasty chicken, mozarella and tomato salad with super strength coffee as an accompaniment. Very comfortable surroundings, with a view giving out onto a small lake and the food was inexpensive and tasty. Then back on the bike to finish the 30km for the day.

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