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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Saturday, 8 February 2014


Today we travelled 2.5km by cable car up the side of the volcano Pichincha to a height of 4100m.

 Looking down over Quito.

 Unfortunately from the view point at the top it was too cloudy to see the numerous mountains and volcanoes that surround Quito. Occasionally the clouds parted briefly to reveal a glimpse of the magnificent Andes mountain range.

If it is a clear day when we return to Quito from the Galapagos this is one place I would like to revisit.


  1. Wow! The photo showing the cable stretching so far in the distance is fabulous. Gives a real sense of the climb and distance. And I can just imagine the flute music drifting out over the mountains.

  2. Great photos can't wait to see more.

  3. Obviously not too hot there. I am reminded of the tension our Japanese tour guide cultivated in the bus as we approached Mount Fuji. It was shrouded in mist........will the mist clear, will it stay. It did clear and it was one of my most exciting travel moments.

  4. That looks spectacular and very high up in the mountains.

  5. Nice landscapes views!!!

  6. Of course you bought a CD from the musician?

  7. Those pesky clouds. That often happens in the mountains of Switzerland too. It looks a great view down though.

  8. What an adventure! I have always wanted to visit the Galapagos! And such pretty shots too.


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