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Life on the streets of Varanasi….

Heading towards Assi Ghat ….

All kinds of transport in use…

Cows are everywhere along with their poos….being present is definitely an advantage…

They seem to love being in the centre of everything!!

Books stacked high….

A mural tucked away in one of the side streets….

Out the front of one of the many temples buckets of curd(I think) being distributed free….

Shrines abound …these two tucked under the spreading shade of a neem tree seem fairly popular.

To be cont…

Journey to India….

On arrival in New Delhi…. out of my hotel window…

Huge concrete flyover.. this one with trains.

Local transport….Heading north to Haridwar….

Passing through huge tracks of sugarcane…. an abandoned factory

I found these tree trunks fascinating…

Cows are everywhere….

Crossing the Ganga into Haridwar


Throughout the year millions of Indian families make the pilgrimage to Haridwar to farewell their loved ones and to bathe in the holy waters of Ma Ganga.

 A day out in Mouley Idris with a donkey ride to Volubis….to be cont….

It was an early morning taxi ride away from our temporary home in Sefrou. The highways well signposted and surfaced. We headed towards Fez and then moved southwest …rolling country, the edges of the highways dotted with small flocks of sheep and goats always with a goatherd and a dog. A few hours saw us into slighly steeper more rugged country with Mouley Idris kind of like a gate way down onto a large plain.

Our wonderful guide…..who walked us up and down through this beautiful town pointing out places of interest and historical significance.

We arrive at where we will clamber aboard our donkeys to be lead down to Volubis…..unbeknownst to us, it was going to be a long and strenuous ride!

Ready to go…..

Daytripping in japan

It seems like yesterday and indeed it was less than a week ago that  i was driving along the western edge of Hokkaido to Cape Kamui…. 

Elegant bridges…

Spectacularly long tunnels…

Protected fishing boat harbour

A lone gull…

Cape Kamui spinning out to sea…..

sunset close to Cape Kamui….

And an especially beautiful onsen ….(hot tub) to finish off….right on the beach.An incredible day!

And just to top it off a flower i fell in love with  ….

I have a hunch this might be a relative of the carnation….maybe. They were often to be seen.