This photo is from January last year. The story behind it is actually pretty funny to me since it repeated it self this year. So, our season normally starts in Sweden in December with some ski touring to test gear and see how the body feels, i.e. nothing too extreme. Then we leave for Chamonix somewhere after Christmas. Last year on one of our first days back in France, Jake and I skied around the resort just to have a look at the mountain and check snow conditions. Jake spots this cliff and decides he wants to jump it. I sometimes have a hard time getting a good idea of the size of the terrain in the mountains, normally I just trust the skier that they know what they're doing. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw him taking off, is he really that small? Or is that cliff way bigger than I thought? Then everything happened really fast and since I can’t really see anything though the camera, the next thing I see is him skiing towards me with a huge smile. Then I saw the bomb hole. Did he really land there? How is he still standing? I had to check the camera and this is what I saw. The funny thing is that it was only Jake and I out skiing that day and I only shot stills. I know he was pretty bummed over not having a video of it so we decided to go back a couple of days later to do it again. Then he didn’t stomp it, in the following days the snowpack turned bad and after that we sort of forgot about it and had a great season doing other things. What do you think happened this year in January? Exactly the same thing but a different, even larger, cliff. Can’t believe how short our memory is. I really need to start recording everything even when I’m focusing on stills, and I really need to remember this next year. Want to see the photo from this year? Leave a comment! #chamonix#cliffjumping#cliffs
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Third week of confinement.
People are divided into having too much time on their hands, and those who have no time at all. As much as I wish, I don’t have time to paint as usually I paint when kids are in school and schools are closed. Most of the time on weekdays now I help my youngest to study. I am very lucky the lack of time is the extent of my problems for now. There will be time to process and grieve our losses, but now we all need to make the most of the situation. On my personal level I hope I'll adjust and will carve out time to paint, as it’s my anchor, my balancing act.
I could paint if I was at the different stage of my painting. I started wide canvas of the lagoon on Central Coast, somewhere near Cambria where we hiked with friends during our last Autumn RV trip. For the last two weeks I am at the stage where it’s still mostly an underpainting. And it’s very hard to see what it ends up being, even in my mind’s eye. As Skip Cantwell said, my wonderful art teacher from Foothill College, 70% of the time your painting will look ugly, before it will actually start taking shape. If you don’t like what you see, it just means you have not worked on it long enough. You just have to push through it, have faith. I know now that I will get to that other side, but it’s still hard. I need to have those hours of time, when I can just do it, paint, go forward and believe it will come together.
Of course, if I am interrupted roughly every three minutes, all the concentration, this “right side of the brain” state goes out the window. Once I can see well, I can paint even in small chunks of time, but not yet for this painting. So this Sunday was my day. I ignored everyone and concentrated on the paint and canvas, and it was heavenly. #workinprogress , #painting , #ocean , #centralcoast , #cliffs , #lagoon , #carantine#cambria
Therapeutic Theresa-Themed Throwback Thursday (because nobody needs to see recent photos of me lounging around in lockdown). Just been thinking back to the incredible day spent driving around Madeira together over Christmas. I am *so* excited to get to a coastline - any coastline - when we're allowed to travel, and even more excited at the thought of catching up with far-flung friends again 💙
⚓️🧡Meet the crew – Kyle Bailey🧡⚓️ Kyle has been with us for 5 years, he is crew onboard our All-weather Lifeboat (ALB) and one of our Inshore Lifeboat (ILB) Helms, meaning he takes charge of or D-Class ILB when on a callout or training exercise.
When asked why he volunteers for the RNLI, Kyle said ‘I enjoy being able to use my past experiences and skills to help a great charity. I want to be there to help people when they’re in need.’ ‘Having others so willing to help when others are in distress is what I love about working on the sea’
It’ll come as no surprise then, with that positive attitude, that Kyles full time roll is a Fire Fighter with Scottish Fire & Rescue.
Nice little walk to the Beach today & getting our daily exercise & fresh air in. Walking all those lockdown snacks off 😂🐷👣 Lucky to have views like this within walking distance ⛱️🌊👩❤️👨❤️ Also notice my artistic skills in the Sand 😂
In this crazy time, while we're all trapped at home, I will be sharing a photo a day of somewhere else, somewhere beautiful that I love.
18 Days of posting brings me back to South America, to the ancient beauty of Peru. Here, heavy clouds encroach on the ruins of Machu Picchu. We managed to visit on a day of heavy rain and clouds, which made for fewer people on the grounds of the ancient city. The clouds added a weight and eeriness to the site, a slightly surreal beauty.
(Taken in June 2017)
Você reconhece esse lugar? Os fãs de Harry Potter talvez sim. Este é o Cliff Moher, na Irlanda, o local foi usado nas gravações de uma das principais cenas do sexto filme da saga. Além dessa, outras localizações irlandesas já foram usadas em séries e filmes famosos, como Game of Thornes e Coração Valente.
Gostou da curiosidade? Nós do listamos outras coisas bem legais sobre a Irlanda, confira no texto: https://bit.ly/345Kb1s
I know I’m a handful, but that’s why you’ve got two hands babe 🤪😘
Right now, I would love nothing more than to time travel right back to this day...back to when we were free to roam, enjoy our days by the beach and live every day like it was our last 😫 What day would you like to relive? .
🗺📍Sanap Cliffs, Gozo
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The strongest people are not those who show strength infront of us but those who win battles we know nothing about. ✨
I can’t believe it’s April soon already. 2 months left as an official student.. And then I’ve finished my BA degree.😢 Sad to think about but also amazing to think I’ve nearly done a degree!!😬
📌Location: Trevose Head / Cornwall - UK
A new video just went live on my YouTube channel and I talk about how things have changed for us since the virus and why we moved out of our apartment in Detroit! 🤭
And because I’ve been asked so many times.. no we didn’t move to Marquette even though that would be incredible…😅
But don’t worry - everything is all good the story of how we landed where we are is just a little complicated...😂
Link in my bio & story if you want to watch! 📺❤️
Hope you guys are all hanging in there! Let me know in the comments where you are & how things are going for you!🙏🏻❤️