Look Up Look Down Challenge: Above Talloires (Week 26)

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Look Down, a long way down

Then jump

They must be mad

Or have more nerves than I possess

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

© irene waters 2014

Look up, look way up

There they float

sitting, reclining

those with more nerves than I possess



About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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14 Responses to Look Up Look Down Challenge: Above Talloires (Week 26)

  1. Pingback: Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 26 | Something to Ponder About

  2. Debbie says:

    Scary! That first shots makes me feel quite dizzy! Thanks for linking in to the Up Down Challenge.


  3. Great photos of braver persons than I. 😀


  4. litadoolan says:

    Incredible! Love how the words reflect the action in the photograph. Such bravery!


  5. colinmathers says:

    That’s the place Alex wants to jump off. While I would do it myself, somehow I am having trouble wrapping my mind around the vision of Alex doing it. So I am procrastinating.


  6. colinmathers says:

    By the way, I got a great magazine in the post today. Enjoyable reading. Congratulations on being a published writer in print as well as on the web.


  7. Great and I love the last line!


  8. FireBonnet says:

    What a great down and up duo this week. And I’ll guarantee you I will NEVER do that. That first shot is terrifying!


  9. Pingback: Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 26 | Nola Roots, Texas Heart

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