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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 journal

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7-17 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)

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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)

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

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7-17 d

abandoned industrial space (image from Street View)

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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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7-17 h

a passing train (image from Street View)

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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 …

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

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

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