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    Virtual Holidays And Walks

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    Virtual Holidays And Walks

    Post by Moose on Thu Oct 09 2014, 12:57

    If you find hard to get out and about, perhaps due to disability like me. Then a virtual holidays and walks will enable you to a least gain some of the psychological benefit gained from hike in the countryside.

    What you do is use "Google Map Street View" your way around an area for a hour. Its a stress free activity, no chance of being mugged or being irritated by the locals.

    I've been to some exciting places. I recently took a virtual tour of the Fargo islands and am planning a virtual tour around the Lake District.

    I'm also planning a virtual holiday to Cyrus and have scheduled it in for 2 weeks next year, so something to look forward to.

    I liken it to the holodeck of the enterprise.

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    You don't get the physical benefits but you do get the mental health benefits. Which I think is most of the value of walking/hiking.

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    Re: Virtual Holidays And Walks

    Post by sanguine on Thu Oct 09 2014, 14:26

    Nice idea Moose. I've used it for specific locations but not exactly for a tour!
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    Re: Virtual Holidays And Walks

    Post by Eddie on Thu Oct 09 2014, 17:50

    I do a lot of virtual fishing, last night I was off the Florida Keys fishing with Matt Hayes and some of my mates. Tonight I might go up to the Lake District fishing for pike on Lake Windermere in the morning. Am I nuts ? at my age I am past caring, but I am happy most of the time.


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    Re: Virtual Holidays And Walks

    Post by Jan1 on Thu Oct 09 2014, 19:39

    Now in a virtual world I can enjoy many of the worlds wonderful places. Like Norway, New Zealand, Canada ...... and places nearer to home, the computer and google can be a helpful tool.

    Have fun on holiday, on walks. Stay safe and legal. sunny

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Virtual Holidays And Walks

    Post by mo1905 on Thu Oct 09 2014, 21:46

    I guess Google Earth or maps or whatever has it's uses. I must admit, "virtual" trips are not for me but I can see for some it would work. I would use it for reference but I need to experience the real thing or not at all.


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    Re: Virtual Holidays And Walks

    Post by Moose on Mon Oct 13 2014, 15:11

    eddie1 wrote:I do a lot of virtual fishing, last night I was off the Florida Keys fishing with Matt Hayes and some of my mates. Tonight I might go up to the Lake District fishing for pike on Lake Windermere in the morning. Am I nuts ? at my age I am past caring, but I am happy most of the time.

    Your only become nuts if you try cooking the fish you caught. lol!
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    Re: Virtual Holidays And Walks

    Post by Eddie on Mon Oct 13 2014, 15:47

    Moose wrote:
    eddie1 wrote:I do a lot of virtual fishing, last night I was off the Florida Keys fishing with Matt Hayes and some of my mates. Tonight I might go up to the Lake District fishing for pike on Lake Windermere in the morning. Am I nuts ? at my age I am past caring, but I am happy most of the time.

    Your only become nuts if you try cooking the fish you caught. lol!

    I'm nuts alright Moose, it's just a question am I certifiable. Should I be locked up ? more that a few reckon I should be.


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