On a rainy day, we found ourselves hiking laboriously in the mountains of Snowdonia, Wales.
My shoes were soaked, water penetrated my shoes, part of the skin on the feet has come off.
Gazing afar, we saw this beautiful lake of Llyn Llydaw.
Llyn Llydaw – 1,430 feet (440 m) high, 110 acres (45 ha) – lies in Cwm Dyli, Snowdon’s eastern cwm, and is one of Snowdonia’s deepest lakes, at up to 190 ft (58 m) deep.
There was clearly a connection down to and across the lake, in the form of a causeway.
On that gloomy day, we did hike down and across the lake, in the form of a causeway. A day always remembered.
I like travelling on ferries which provide connection between places.
One ferry which I particularly like to ride on is the Star Ferry in Hong Kong.
Here are two photos of the ferry.
The top one was taken by me a few years ago.
For those who are unfamiliar with the ferry, here is an introduction from Wikipedia:
The Star Ferry, or The “Star” Ferry Company, is a passenger ferry service operator and tourist attraction in Hong Kong. Its principal routes carry passengers across Victoria Harbour, between Hong Kong and Kowloon . It was founded in 1888 as the Kowloon Ferry Company, adopting its present name in 1898.
The fleet of twelve ferries currently operates two routes (four prior to April 1, 2011)] across the harbour, carrying over 70,000 passengers a day, or 26 million a year. Even though the harbour is crossed by railway and road tunnels, the Star Ferry continues to provide an inexpensive mode of harbour crossing. The company’s main route runs between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.
It has been rated first in the “Top 10 Most Exciting Ferry Rides” poll by the Society of American Travel Writers (“SATW”) in February 2009.
The other picture is taken from the internet which shows the Star Ferry with a background of Hong Kong in the 1980s. The photographer is unknown – the credit is given to him/her whoever he/she may be.
What a contrast!
It is unbelievable that I now have 10,000 Followers!
My special thanks go out to those who read my posts, the ones who “Like” them and, of course, the ones who field in their comments and chat with me.
I have started blogging since 1 January 2012.
I was most moved when more than 60 readers responded to my post saying they will pray for my mother who was diagnosed to have colon cancer and undertook an operation in December 2014.
She is still struggling with it. Her cancer has spread to her ovaries and other parts of the abdomen.
She is undergoing oral chemotherapy and has now completed two courses. Every night and day, I can only pray that God that will look kindly upon her and increase the mercy on her.
Suddenly, last night, all hell broke loose, she has to be rushed to the hospital and is staying there for a long battle.
I find strength when readers write to give me the moral support or join me in my prayers for my beloved mother. I would ask that readers join me again in my prayers praying for mom.
Going back to my blog, I have now reached a new bench mark.
The Chinese character I show here means 10,000.
The character is quite artistic and I hope you like it!
I like bridges as it connects places which otherwise are separated or inaccessible.
Here are a couple of photos which I took near to the entrance of some very big caverns in Yunnan, China.
The first photo shows in more detail the bridge which connects both sides. Water flows quickly swiftly below the bridge into the cavern. A bridge over troubled waters?
The photo may be a bit hard to visualize; therefore, I have included a second photo in portrait format which shows the outline of the caverns.
It is hard to imagine how to connect both sides before the bridge was built.
Where we base in the subtropics, Summer is definitely not yet over.
The daily maximum temperature is still hovering around 30 degrees Celsius.
If it is not raining, it is still hot.
See how children play in the park, amidst the water!
I have been posting a series known as The Dog that Lived on a Fishing Raft.
It was about the life of a dog whose owner chose to rear this labrador on one of his rafts for rearing fishes in the sea.
For much of the time when the owner was not on the raft, the dog was a loner.
This dog has a great connection to his owner and to those who went fishing on the rafts.
I have stopped posting about him when I heard last summer, this dog Dor Dor was drowned in the sea. He went for a swim but couldn’t get back onto the raft because his body was too heavy ( due to captivity on the raft) and the raft was too high to climb back on.
Here is a photo which shows the great connection between the dog and the owner. May his soul rest in peace.
All my days in Langkawi, Malaysia were good days.
The good days there usually consisted of walking along the beach and watching the sunset when the days were coming to an end.
Sitting out on the rocks and meditate was also my favorite pastime, just like the man in my photograph.