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My travel around the clouds continue (you can see more travel adventures by clicking on CLOUD SURFING in the TAG CLOUD). Today I invite you to join me on a trip to unknown destinations around the world and an opportunity to talk to new and interesting people. All at no cost and from the comfort of your own armchair.
We are going cloudsurfing to the USA.
Courtesy of a blogger and photographer who lives in Alaska. Her blog is called Gullible’s Travels and her name is Jeanne Waite Follett. My thanks to her for sharing her excellent travel stories.
We organised some spectacular adventures for older people when I ran the ExtraCare Charitable Trust. Some residents sailed the Tall Ship across the Channel which was too scary for me. Others went to the Commonwealth Games in Sydney and had a spectacular time in Australia. Some went gambling in Las Vegas and others walked on the Great Wall of China. (You can see some of these stories earlier in my blog by clicking on “ExtraCare Traditions” in the TAG CLOUD).
However, Jeanne Follett has made some equally adventerous journeys which she has written about in her blog. Below are some of the photographs from a particularly challenging trek in the Grand Canyon.
The scenery already looks spectacular but the trek looks quite straight forward at the beginning.
Travelling down into the base of Marble Canyon you need to hang on and have a head for heights.
I don’t want to steal Jeanne’s thunder, so if you want to see the rest of the adventure, you will need to click on the link below.
The photographs are great and the story of the journey is interesting. You can follow it all from your armchair by looking at Jeanne’s blog.
In the weeks ahead, I will publish more blogs and photographs from my cloud surfing travels.