Weekly Photo Challenge Boundaries

I saw a t-shrit in Forever21 yesterday that said ‘running late is my workout’. I can 100% put my hand up and say that’s me. You want to get faster cycling, use a bike as transport and run late. You’ll have no option but to be a faster cyclist!

My entries for WPC Boundaries from a few weeks ago. I’m slightly behind with these!

Cat minding their own, Barcelona ZooCat Barcelona Zoo

Nilgai, Barcelona Zoo. They’ve been for most part of the year under habituation at the zoo. Their enclosure is fenced up, but you can peek through the gaps in the slats!Nilgai, Barcelona Zoo

Glass plane between the lemurs and humans at Barcelona Zoo. Which is a good thing as these guys are so cute, you want to join them! Lemur, Barcelona Zoo

Sand, pebbles and rocks divide us from the sea.

Aegean Sea, GreeceAegean SeaAegean Sea

Beach, BarcelonaBeach Barcelona

Railings to stop visitors touching the Jenga like columns, entering the Parthenon, Athens. Lean too close, officials call you out! Parthenon. GreeceBoundaries Weekly Photo Challenge Boundaries

Monochromatic

This weeks photo challenge is an exciting one. I can’t really get more monochrome than two of my favourite hangouts the beach and the zoo!

Playa Bogatell, BarcelonaPlaya Bogatell

Aegean Sea, AthensAegean Sea

Marmot, Barcelona ZooMarmots Barcelona Zoo

Greek pebbles
Greek Pebbles

Sunset AthensSunset AthensSeed Pods, GreeceSeed pods, GreeceFlamingos, Barcelona ZooFlamingos Barcelona zooMonochromatic Weekly Photo Challenge Monochromatic

Holiday Vacay!

I broke groundhog weekend!

P had some rare peak season time off and asked if I’d like to come out to Athens where his boat is staying for a few weeks. I thought about it for about an hour. This week is my last ‘free’ week until my main client is back from holiday, my coursework I haven’t started is due in next week but when am I ever likely to visit Athens again? I said not so politely okay, I’m taking the week off!

Barcelona Airport

I have no idea Saturday morning how I managed to shower, brush the cats, vacuum, sort the washing, throw my face on and last minute packing in 1 hour (I overslept!) before the taxi to the airport! Everything was last minute, booking, classes, packing, tidying, cat sitter, cleaning and realising I needed some non tired looking summer tops (thank you Stradvarius and H&M for having Summer, Autumn Fall cross over tops!)

Anyways, I have enough photos for days. I took my suspension trainer/TRX, used the hotel gym and walked miles! The taxis are cheap. The Metro and trams are easy to use and cheaper. The Greeks smoke like chimneys, but are friendly, welcoming and speak excellent English. Street dogs and cats are everywhere and look looked after. Motorbike Police look mean in their sunglasses, summer protection gear, hanging out like motorbike gangs until you see their riding mopeds! They ride 2 to a scooter so one can jump off and chase without worrying about leaving a moped. The Aegean Sea was warm and 33C+ air temp made this girl happy! I always forget to taken something. This time my cleanser which I know decanted but can’t find anywhere. Maybe the cats hid it as they sat in my case while I packed. Cats do strange things.Diesel helping me pack

Saturday, we explored part of the old town/city centre and the Acropolis starting from the Ancient Agora. It wasn’t as busy as I thought it would be and definitely worth a visit even if you’re not into old rocks, the views are worth it!Athens CentreWalk up the AcropolisThe ParthenonView from the AcropolisCall me Zeus

Sunday, beach time! You can’t go to Greece without going to the beach! We caught the tram from the centre to the end of the line and walked about 1km away from the cabana beaches. Nothing but blue sea and skies. For the whole time we were there, I didn’t see one cloud!

Aegean SeaAegean Sea

Monday, more exploring, the beach and more exploring! Changing of the guard outside Parliament (pompoms and a great deal of kicking!), the National Gardens, the city centre some more, another beach and exploring Muses Hill by moonlight.

Changing of the guardNational Gardens

National Gardens

Athens City CentreSunset near AthensAcropolis From Muses HillExploring Muses Hill by Moonlight

Tuesday, back to a ‘chilly’ 26C Spain!

Athens Airport

I had a great time exploring Athens and I’ll be sharing more when I’m back to more regular scheduling next week. My mac’s playing up, it’s draining 100% battery in an hour and I’m hoping it can be fixed in the next few days. Have a great week!

Have you ever visited the Acropolis? It would have been great to walk through the ruins, but in order to preserve them, they’re now under repair and fenced off.