Today is the London-Surrey Cycle Classic bike race, a test and to prepare for the 2012 London Olympics.
It is always fantastic to watch wildlife in their natural setting, and although there should never be full trust between the animals and humans, some trust and curiosity between the two I think should be welcomed.
As I approached the brow of a hill, memories came flooding back from when I was a small boy sitting in the back of my parents old Riley car.
One of the benefits of all the travel I do and the countries I visit is to be able when time permits different places of interest. Taking my camera with me, helps me share and tell a story of my experiences.
Here I am sitting in Malaysia, preparing for my next course, The Society of NLP Master Practitioner, to be held in Istanbul starting 14th May 2011, flights arranged, plans made.
I was talking to a person, and they told me about a ship that had called into the harbour to deliver some cargo.
My travels are not only work, although I do tend to fly into a country and immediately start training, and on the last day catch the next flight available to my next destination, so not much time for sightseeing, so it is good to have reasonable accommodation to rest my head and body.
Traveling to different parts of the world, giving training, talks, speeches and presentations, has become part of my life, and I love my work.
My trip to Shanghai, China, has not been the first, but one of many, the previous being perhaps five years ago, and what a change there has been.
My host and I were walking to a coffee shop, and she was explaining what each shop was as I was unable to understand the shop signs, and I was engrossed, as always, in the culture, sights and sounds. The bright red and gold signs above the shops, the smells of the food and spices.