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Review: Big One

Among the UK theme park community, 1994 has been referred to as the ‘Great British Year of the Roller Coaster’. Nemesis at Alton Towers and Shockwave at Drayton Manor both opened, as well as the small matter of what was at the time the world’s tallest, fastest, longest and steepest roller coaster, and still remains the tallest roller coaster in the UK and one of the longest in the world. 512 more words

Europe

My Big One

Write a formal apology to the body parts you accidentally injure most often or with the greatest intensity. Identify your personal cause of clumsiness, i.e. impatience, shortsightedness, and giddy thrills. 300 more words

Poetry

San Andreas Fault Is "Locked, Loaded And Ready To Go," Says Leading Seismologist

Southern Californias section of the immense San Andreas Fault is building towards acatastrophic rupture. At the opening of the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach, Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), said that the springs on the San Andreas

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Awesome

Do oystercatchers catch oysters?

A young herring gull hasn’t caught a herring

Herring Gull

Herring Gull 13 more words

Blackpool

From being lost in the clouds to my first ultramarathon - the Welsh 3,000s and the V3K

It’s been about a year since my last post on here. Since then I’ve ridden 1,500 miles from Nottingham to Norway; ran a few ultramarathons; hiked in the Italian and French Alps; learned how to rock climb and been on a climbing trip to Mallorca; ridden to Brugges and back on a fixed gear bike (again); been to a golf dinner with my grandmother; slept out on Hadrian’s Wall and all sorts of things that I’m dying to share with you. 308 more words

Walking

Timeless

April 27, 2016, Prescott-

One of my students wrote a mini-movie script, this morning.

The depth of his thoughts spewed forth, without warning.

As with many of his generation, the focus was on geologic change. 79 more words

Social

Seismic

April 21, 2016, Prescott-  I have been thinking, a lot, about the recent flurry of earthquakes that have caused so much destruction in places like Manta, Ecuador and Kumamoto, Japan.   132 more words

Social