Shot for the Day (9 July 2015)

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Out walking around downtown Singapore a week ago and grabbed a shot of the cityscape just after the sun had dropped below the horizon.  Still over thirty degrees even past 8pm but that’s life one degree from the equator.

Shot for the Day (7 June 2015)

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At the end of 2014, I travelled up to Hong Kong from Singapore, where the weather was mercifully cooler than the incessant heat of the tropics. That said, I have never found 15 degrees Celsius so cold.

One morning, I took a gander along the path that runs circumnavigates the Peak, taking in views of Aberdeen Bay on one side with Hong Kong downtown and Kowloon Bay beyond on the other.  This shot was taken on Boxing Day.  The smog filtered the early rays of sunshine, dirtying the blue sky with hues of brown and grey.

What struck me most was more based about my Western sensitivities.  Hong Kong had hardly missed a beat even though we were in the middle of the Christmas holidays.  Then again, I do not believe that Hong Kong ever truly sleeps.

Shot for the Day (6 June 2015)

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At the end of 2014, just prior to Christmas, I spend a few days with my family on the beautiful island of Langkawi, on the northern end of Malaysia, very close to Thailand.

I got up early each morning to enjoy the silence of surroundings, a far cry from the bustle of Singapore.  This shot was moments before the sun rose to my right, as the light wind stretched the clouds across the sky, with the two yachts bobbing gently in the water ahead of me.

A few monkeys in the forest behind me we on an early morning scout to find breakfast and were eyeing up my camera bag a in a furtive manner, wondering if I had some food hidden amongst the lenses.  Finally, a sea otter walked out from the shelter of the shrubbery to my left and wondered over to take an early morning bath.

Day 10: Dageling to Flensburg

Julien set out from Dageling early this morning and managed to clock up an impressive 80 miles by the end of the day.

He stopped in for breakfast at Itzehoe which sounds like a nice little place before taking a river crossing and carrying on past Rensburg and Schleswig to Flensburg.

It took Julien a while to find a campsite to stay in for the night as many of those noted on his map didn’t actually exist! In the end though he settled down in the area around Flensburg.

Julien has now covered around 800 miles in total. Unsuprisingly he is experiencing some pain in his right knee which has been made worse by the many hills he has cycled over in the last few days.

Julien plans to have an early breakfast tomorrow before pushing onto Denmark, which he is really looking forward to visiting.

This is partly because of its reputation as a good place for cyclists but also because he wants an end to the poor campsites he has had to stay in in Germany!

Here is the Google Map for day ten. Please also visit the Child’s i Foundation and Julien’s Just Giving page by clicking the buttons on the right. Thanks very much!