Wednesday Walk - Faro Del Albir - @mipiano & @ph1102 are trying to steal my dog πŸ˜‚

in Wednesday Walk β€’ 3 months ago (edited)


I had the chance to meet up with @mipiano & @ph1102 at the beautiful Faro Del Albir, not too far from the region I live.

As you can see, the view is really stunning from up there, the water looks so inviting even in winter. I've been told about the surrounding mountains creating an almost all-year-round sunny climate, with barely any rain at all.

I might have tweaked a bit the saturation, but it's not too far from how it actually looks like!


Jacky is reading the local board...


It didn't take long before those 3 got acquainted, eventually, they spent the rest of the afternoon together while I took pics 😁.

The hike was really enjoyable, only 2.5km, and not too hard. On that day, my kids and wife were feeling lazy and didn't want to come, also it might be because I completely forgot that I was supposed to meet @mipiano and didn't want to get ready last minute, but I will totally come back with them!





We're chatting all along the walk and time flies, next thing you know we're already at the lighthouse, we talk about hive of course, and how we discovered crypto, our own respective projects, while still enjoying the beautiful view.





The lighthouse was exactly the right size 🀣 and by this I mean, not too big or too small, a part of me would have liked to check the top, but on the other hand, I am not super comfortable with high, so It's all good from here...



The weather is just perfect for a walk, we chat about the fact that @mipiano has already posted about this place on Hive 😁 and I probably won't be able to top that haha, far away in the water you can see shrimps traps, or at least we guessed that's what they were.



I left my bottle of water in the car, but these 2 strangers kindly offered my boy some to quench his thirst.


Jack is being grateful for the water!



I managed to catch a shot of these seagulls passing by...



We did a group photo, and of course, we decided to include Jacky in the shot, as he was a part of the crew.




I snatched another cool shot, and it was already time to get back! I can imagine some cool shots to set up at the end of the day, during the golden hour. Unfortunately, the sun was facing us, but still it was an awesome sight.


@mipiano was the director for this shot, it looks nice πŸ˜‰


When we arrived at the top bottom of the trail, we realized that we still have lots of things to talk about, so we went for a drink on the coast, it reminded me a lot of Capetown in South Africa, the beach on the right, the restaurants and bars on the left.

I really enjoyed the palmtrees and the view, a few people are playing volleyball on the beach, there is a very vivid life, @mipiano tells me about why the area is so "touristy", I can confirm that I can hear all sort of languages from around Europe.

We're lucky to catch a cover artist playing a few songs with his guitar and backing track, while we're sipping a drink ^^!


@mipiano doesn't want to give me back Jack πŸ˜†


Back home, my homie admits that we had lot's of fun, it was totally worth the drive! We met some cool people, we got some calories burn and cardio with the hike, and took the nicest shots for Hive! πŸ’ͺ


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It was nice to meet you Ed (and Jacky πŸ˜ƒ)... Btw, I got the news that you will come also in the last moments... If I knew it before, maybe I wouldn't have that wine before... lol...
Anyways, fresh air and great company cleared my head... πŸ˜ƒ

^^ Jacky reacting to the word: FOOD! πŸ˜‚ ^^

Ahahah that gif is priceless!

It was a pleasure to meet you, and thanks for the awesome conversations, don't worry about the wine, next time I'll bring a nice bottle of red so we can drink it together!

don't worry about the wine, next time I'll bring a nice bottle of red so we can drink it together!

That sounds like a plan... that I like! πŸ˜ƒ

Dog stealers alert!!!!! 🚨🚨🚨


Fully exposed dog stealers πŸ˜‚

🀣 Hahaha lucky for me I caught them in the act...

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Oh, that's awesome thank you @pinmapple and @livinguktaiwan!

What a gorgeous place. And dog!

Jack is super handsome. I can see why @mipiano would want to steal him. Who wouldn't? 😁

Thanks for sending me here, lovely Mia πŸ’— Some great shots and a beautiful day out.

And Jack - of course!

I am so glad you came to visit this post.
We indeed had great weather and a nice afternoon, perfect to meet a fellow Hiver and Jack πŸ˜‡



Absolutely gorgeous photos man. What a beautiful place.

Hey man, thanks!

That place looks amazing, and your dog is sooo cute❀️ I'd steal him too, surely he would be a great friend of my dog Athena πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Thanks! Athena looks like a cool dog too, I am sure they would get along just fine! Cheers ^^

Yay! πŸ€—
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Looks like a fun time. Great place to meet some fellow Hivers. Nice scenery too. πŸ‘

Yo. On a completely unrelated topic - we finished the Rings of Power. We really enjoyed it.

Why you no like?

Why you no like?

Ah, it's too long to explain here brother, don't worry, I have a friend that liked it too and he is still my friend πŸ˜„

Just not my cup of tea, I don't wanna break the glass for anyone that enjoyed it!

I hear you.

How far did you go with it? You gave up after one episode or something - right?

How far did you go with it? You gave up after one episode or something - right?

I pretty much know how it unfolds scene by scene because I am into watching other people crap on it πŸ˜„.

ROP is just not my cup of tea, and never will, not canon, not interested in a different version of Sauron, not interested in this version of Galadriel, I don't think the harfoots are interesting, I don't need a female Frodo, or see a genesis story for Gandalf that isn't canon, same for the genesis stories of the Nasguls, or the contrived birth of Mordor, with the volcano, not interested at all. It actually pains me grandly 😁

But I once again, told you I didn't wanna break the glass for you hahaha, and I promise I will not judge you and see you any differently if you tell me it's your favorite thing.

At the end of the day, for me Lord of The Ring is a battle between good and evil, having Sauron almost as a likable character with a big reveal, and Galadriel as the opposite is ruining the franchise and in many ways, it's really telling of how far ideologies and politics have gone, and it's not only in this series but in every franchise, The Last Jedi just did it and made Sith and Jedi a grey area, in The End Games a lot of people are supporting the idea that "Thanos was right to snap his fingers", it all feeds into the same narrative.

Does it mean that I can't enjoy a bad guy, or an anti-hero in a movie?

Game Of Thrones did it well, or Breaking Bad, or Dexter...

Damnit now I said too much hahah, I guess what I enjoy about the old-school LOTR, it's that clear line between act of pure evil, and act of pure kindness, that makes the story even so more powerful:

β€œSaruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love.”

Β 2 months agoΒ (edited)Β 

How far did you go with it? You gave up after one episode or something - right?

After I wrote that I was like, "that sounds super judgmental in how I said that" haha. I actually just wanted to see where the show started to turn people off - like at what point.

This isn't to criticize your opinion or try to change it or anything I just think that it's an interesting conversation lol.

different version of Sauron...
having Sauron almost as a likable character

This part was actually pretty accurate to cannon though. The story takes place in the middle age when Sauron was still able to change his shape. He appeared to many characters in different forms and was often a very likeable guy. That's is what made him a good manipulator and how he was able to endear himself to the Elves and forge the rings with them. So that was fairly accurate to cannon really.

This is a rendition of Sauron in his Annatar form


I thought the show stuck fairly close to cannon overall and even called itself out to fans a few times when it deviated, where necessary. Shows always have to deviate to make them work. The original Peter Jackson movie took all kinds of major liberties with the timeline, removal of characters and changes. Even the version of Sauron as an flaming eye was basically made up, it took a one line metaphor and made it literal, but that rendition of Sauron definitely wasn't cannon.

I sort of like the blurred lines between good and evil myself too because it seems more true to life. I like when the good side commits self righteous "evil" acts because it believes that it is on the side of good. It's like war, when a country destroys another and feels justified because they believe that they are on the side of good, but really both sides are the same with different perspectives. It's like Game of Throne how every side has their own motives and is both good and evil depending on how you view them.

I can still understand that not everyone will like the show though, for any number of reasons. I can appreciate that and don't fault you for it hahaha. Parts were definitely boring and I didn't like every scene - but I also found that with the original Peter Jackson films too. I hated the extended cut and was like "thank God they cut all of these scenes out. These are terrible." πŸ˜‚ my wife makes me watch the extended version every time and I hate it. I keep telling her that there is a reason why these scenes were edited out πŸ˜†

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Man we gonna be running in circle on this one, the extended cut is my all time fav πŸ˜‘βœŒοΈ and I think apart from some events that he decided to focus on and stretch in time, Peter Jackson really encapsulate the spirit of LOTR, and is still amazing 😍.

Now for what has been said about Annatar:

"a commanding figure of great strength of body and supremely royal demeanour and countenance." L.246

"Upon that ship which was cast the highest and stood dry upon a hill there was a man, or one in man’s shape, but greater than any even of the race of Numenor in stature...And it seemed to men that Sauron was great; though they feared the light of his eyes. To many he appeared fair, to others terrible; but to some evil.”" HoME

As you see Tolkien isn't super descriptive, and this was after Annatar disguise has been discovered and was calling himself King Of Men.

From what I understand, I thought Amazon doesn't own the right of Sirmarillion so we won't see the name Annatar being used, though they'll probably talk about the other rings being forged in season 2 I'm sure of it πŸ˜ŒπŸ‘πŸ˜

I loved the Peter Jackson LOTRs films but we will have to agree to disagree about the extended cut haha πŸ˜† My wife loved it and a lot of people do so I'm probably the odd ball here lol.

Tolkien isn't super descriptive, and this was after Annatar disguise has been discovered

Yes its quite vague but he must have been able to portray himself as good when he wanted to, since he forged the rings with Celebrimbor for thousands of years. Though I do suppose that he could have manipulated him in other ways as well.

I thought Amazon doesn't own the right of Sirmarillion so we won't see the name Annatar being used

You're right. They don't. They only have access to LOTRs and the appendices. The appendices are quite vague though and not much is written on the second age. That gives the show runners a decent amount of leeway to create their stories - which could be a good thing or it could be bad depending on ones perspective. I'm hoping that they don't stray too far from cannon but we will see.

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Β 3 months agoΒ (edited)Β 

but these 2 strangers kindly offered my boy some to quench his thirst.

Strangers, eh?


Well, for Jack I am not, you see? He would come with me home, I don't know how you bribed him back to you... oh, I know, you said the magical word: food πŸ˜‚

It was great to meet you @edprivat and Jack 😍 , everyone was amazed at how beautiful dog I have lol :)

I hope you will be back with your family and introduce them to this area!

Strangers, eh?

Haha I just thought it was funny

oh, I know, you said the magical word: food πŸ˜‚

It also works with humans!!!

So nice to meet ya ^^; will let ya know if or when we're back!

will let ya know if or when we're back!

Please, don't forget Jackie at home :)

hahaha of course

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