Old cart in Poland

This lovely old cart has clearly been retired for many years. It is now serving the rest of its live as a flower box.

If you want to visit it, you need to get to Chocho?owy Dwór just outside of Krakow, Poland, which is a lovely log-cabin hotel (my brother-in-law got married there).

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Sam the seal

No I don’t know his real name, but I am going to call him Sam. Why? Because I can. Anyway, Sam has been living in Kalk Bay Harbour for many years. He is probably one of the most photographed seals in Cape Town, and he loves posing for the tourists.

When he gets tired of the attention he waddles over to the harbour wall and jumps over into the sea for a refreshing dip. If you want to see him yourself just head on over to Kalk Bay harbour and there is a pretty good chance you will see him basking in the sun.

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Olive tree

It’s impossible to visit Greece and not see hundreds of Olive trees; no really – it is quite literally impossible. Olive trees grow just about everywhere. Sometimes we found ourselves walking through squashed olives that had fallen off a tree growing in the middle of the city, and in the country there are thousands of olive groves everywhere!

This particular grove was on one of my running routes in Vagia, Aegina; I ran past it several times, and to me it looks like the perfect spot to lay a blanket, and to sit and enjoy a picnic with some feta cheese, a few olives, and of course a carafe or two of Greek wine.

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Feed the birds

The ferry ride from Aegina to Athens is just over an hour, and it is a lovely trip on the Aegian sea. Lois and I decided sit on the outside deck so that we could enjoy the warm Greek weather with the cool sea breeze.

I met this friendly Greek gentleman who was feeding the seagulls with some left over bread, and they are so tame (the seagulls that is) that they took the bread straight out of his hands. He was quite happy for me to shoot a few pictures of him (thanks!)

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…and go!

Trams in Vienna

Vienna has the most incredible public transport system; both the tram network and the metro. This is the No.1 tram. If use both No.1 and No.2, you can do a complete loop around the Ringstrasse (Ring Road), what was built to replace the city walls. There are many historic sights on the way, including the State Park, the Opera House and the Franz Schubert.

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If you are feeling fit, it is a nice 5k loop along the same route (of course on the pavement next to the trams).

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