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technology and industry along the road 7-17

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My virtual biking has taken a turn for the better.  As a reward to myself for keeping at my biking for 6 months (!), I splurged on an I-Pad.  My son set up wireless in our house and now I can go to my stationary cycle and use Street View directly.  I am using an app called MobiMaps (Brainflash).

Previously, I spent hours downloading images from Street View and transporting them physically on a flash drive to my small computer.  Using the I-Pad is a great time saver.  The I-Pad has also given me the ability to look around the countryside more, so I am biking longer (35 to 50 minutes per session compared to the 30 minutes I was doing).  My goal now is to work up to the recommended 150 minutes per week of exercise.


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7-17 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


Today’s journey was not particularly photogenic.  The area between Par and Carlyon Bay is very industrial.  I saw lots of evidence of abandoned industrial buildings …


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abandoned chimney with vines (image from Street View)


One of the abandoned chimneys had a tree growing from the flue opening!


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abandoned industrial space (image from Street View)


The road also followed the train track and I was treated to the view of a high-speed train going by …


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a passing train (image from Street View)


Best View:  an abandoned industrial building near Carlyon Bay … not very pretty, but it gave me a chance to practice a different approach to ‘sky’.  The bush of Gorse did not turn out so well, but I like the vine-covered roof of the building and the vine-covered chimney …


Aug 9, 2013 'abandoned industry, Carlyon Bay'  Jane Tims

Aug 9, 2013 ‘abandoned industry, Carlyon Bay’ Jane Tims


Copyright  2013   Jane Tims

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  1. Just an ole work buddy checking in 🙂 Love your virtual trips, Very interesting. Keep up the good work!



    August 28, 2013 at 8:04 am

    • Hi Dianne. I am so happy to hear from you. Retirement is fun but I miss all the company I used to keep. Glad you like my virtual biking trips. Jane


      jane tims

      August 28, 2013 at 8:14 am

  2. You’ll love the I-pad. Gary has one and does. What a great idea to reward yourself and now you have more time for what you want to do.


    Carol Steel

    August 28, 2013 at 7:47 am

    • Hi Carol. I will definitely save time this way. I can also go ‘exploring’ a bit more easily since the whole countryside is at my ‘fingertips’! Jane


      jane tims

      August 28, 2013 at 8:11 am

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