Sunday, August 22, 2010

Herman the German in Cornwall

Herman the German has been on the move once more. Sophy has documented his trip with both photos and words. It looks as though it was a bit chilly !

Herman sets off on a rainy day to walk (or more like swim) through the mud to see Gribbin Daymark, which has saved many a  sailor's souls.  Herman hopes he won't need rescuing by anybody, though he might need a blow-dry when he gets home!
At last, somewhere to shelter.  He's thinking it might be best to stay there and let the humans tackle the steep stairs up the 84ft tower to the exposed roof!
Herman relaxes at an almost deserted Porthluney beach as dusk descends on the Cornish coast.
The next day, he decides to be rather more active and take a cycle ride along the Camel Trail cycle path from Padstow to Bodmin. 
Along the way, he stops for a well needed rest at a tiny railway halt, hidden amongst the greenery and almost unused. 

Herman visits the Eden Project, hoping that he can finish the holiday by warming up and drying off inside one of the tropical biodomes!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Bea and Marlene in the Far East

Holiday time for these lucky FTB's
 Bea is up bright and early doing her morning dips, she likes to keep in shape even when on holiday.
As she wonders down for breakfast she spots the tour group boarding the bus. She frantically yells at Marlene who is still snoozing to get a move on or they will be left behind.
Marlene is not good in the morning and somehow finds herself in the storage area of the hotel.

Bea manages to find her in the knick of time and drags her to the minibus.

They arrive at some beautiful ornamental gardens where they find a passerby to snap their photo.
Bea opts for the waterfall close-up even if it means getting a bit wet. Marlene is happy to keep her distance.
After a lot of walking the intrepid duo sneak a quick nap before rejoining the tour group. "They'll never miss us." says Marlene who is still reeling from the rude awakening this morning.

Not long after, they board the bus and head back to the hotel and revitalize with some snacks, ready for their next adventure.

Thanks to Dad and Ah-Kioeuk for taking the buddies on holiday to Indonesia.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Troy at the Motel No Tell

Troy had heard from his surfer buddies that there was a new place in town called the Motel no tell so he thought he'd check it out.

Troy finds a room full of boards, he makes his way over to look at what Kelly Slater rides. It's a bit shorter than his one.
Nike he is saddened to discover does not make shoes in his size.

Each of the room's has a different theme, he doesn't get much of a chance to look around before he is wrestled by a giant cat who just want's to be friends. Troy has heard this line before and has seen The Lion King so he searches desperately for a chance to escape.
As luck would have it, her ex-boyfriend is none too happy that his lady appears to have taken a shine to Troy and promptly whips away the competition. (He still has feelings for her.)

Troy is dropped off at the cat pillow. "Let this serve as a warning to you says the ex, these two were not so lucky." Troy is left a little bewildered to be honest but the menacing tone left nothing unclear. He must leave immediately. No problemo.
As he looks around him it seems that the room is littered with strange mutated figures.
Troy spots the legendary wrestler, the menace of Venice. What happened to you? he asks. "There was a paarty and the next thing I knew I woke up like dis." This place is not what it seems. Troy feels the need the need for a speedy exit.

Troy spots the elephant in the room. He uses his charm to negotiate a ride out of this strange place where everything is not as it seems. Does he make it out....... stay tuned.