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There is more than Golf

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by pniev, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    I've been offline for a while, partly because of a trip to the Islantilla Golf resort in southern Spain. 30 hours of playing Golf. pfff. Fortunately we had some time for other activities. An impression. All snaps with Fuji x-pro1 and 23mm lens.

    OK, one Golf photo:
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    This fellow student fell in love with the youngest addition to the local dog clan:


    I hope she doesn't blame me for adding another shot of her during the presentation of the "most improved player" award by our Golf teacher Frank:
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    This fisherman seemed to like his job or he was just laughing at me and my camera:
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    This old man was lost in thought while smoking a sigarette. I did not want to take his photo without asking. As soon as I asked, he immediately straightened his back and posed patiently.
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    Local art:
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    Time for relaxation:
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  2. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Nice set!
     
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  3. Burkey

    Burkey SC Top Veteran

    623
    Apr 18, 2011
    Northern New England
    Very nice images. Well seen and captured.
    . . . David
     
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I want puppy kisses
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Peter, I had been avoiding this thread because I'm really not a golf person...but here I am and I'm glad I finally took the plunge! I should have realized it was "more than" golf from your title.:wink:

    I'm with Luke - and your friend the winner - I want puppy kisses, too! Am I right that your better half wanted to go on this golf trip? Either way, you came home with some great memories and pictures to remind yourself of the "more than golf". Besides being smitten by the puppy, I really like the fisherman shot and the relaxation picture... Clearly it was worth the trip!
     
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  6. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    Thanks for your kind words, BB. I have to admit that it was me who proposed to play Golf because it's something we can do together (besides going on vacation). My better half was reluctant initially but likes it now while my interest faded away very quickly. She proposed to book a Golf vacation. ;-) During the trip I was more interested in photography and enjoying nature than in playing Golf. Nevertheless, I've learned that it's something that takes a lot of time and effort to learn. It's also a good exercise to walk 18 holes. We met with very nice people and also with nasty people. E.g. a stressed-out women started to argue with us that we had to move more quickly and that we were not worth spending our time on the Golf course. The funny thing was that she was not really good at it either. And we had a nice discussion topic with the group during dinner. ;-)

     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Peter, thank you for sharing the challenges and enjoyments of your vacation. Glad you were able to turn that annoying person into a topic of lively conversation.:wink:
     
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  8. ReD

    ReD SC Hall of Famer

    Mar 27, 2013
    Were they UK ex pats?

    Visited a top notch Golf Course in Marbella 2 /3 years ago. The ladies were not top notch but the hairdo's were worth more than my car. I was glad to leave.
     
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  9. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    They were Dutch.... :blush:

     
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  10. MoBokeh

    MoBokeh SC Regular

    159
    Dec 7, 2012
    √Čtats-Unis
    Dave
    Nice images, Peter!

    Ahhh, golf! An endeavor that reveals character(or lack of it) like no other.

    Dave
     
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