Peg O' The Day : Underwater Park

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Green Lake in Tragoess, Austria, sits at the foot of the snow-capped Hochschwab mountains.

As soon as temperatures begin to rise in the spring, the ice and snow on the mountaintops melt and runs down into the park basin below.

The park fills up with as much as 10 meters of ice-cold, crystal clear water (the distinctive green coloring comes from the grass and foliage beneath.)
In June, when the waters are highest, it becomes a mecca for divers keen to explore  before the waters recede at the end of July.

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Volcano Surfing


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Plans this weekend? Fancy a little volcano surfing?


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Adrenaline junkies, say hello to your new addiction: surfing down the side of an active volcano at 50mph.

Pack your protective jump suit, helmet, and knee-pads and fly to Nicaragua's 2,382ft Cerro Negro mountain, Central America's youngest volcano.

First exploding in April 1850 she's blown her stack twenty times since, last erupting in 1999.

Might want to confirm who you're leaving your bong to.












Soccer Is Business And Business Is Soccer




Tagged as 'Confidential' this locker room handout was distributed by Arsene Wenger at the Gunners team meeting last week.

Perhaps this is why they're top of the Premiership League table.


The team:

A team is as strong as the relationships within it.

The driving force of a team is its member's ability to create and maintain excellent relationships within the team that can add an extra dimension and robustness to the team dynamic.

This attitude can be used by our team to focus on the gratitude and the vitally important benefits that the team brings to our own lives. It can be used to strengthen and deepen the relationships with it and maximize the opportunities that await a strong and united team.


Our team becomes stronger by:

Displaying a positive attitude on and off the pitch

Everyone making the right decisions for the team

Have an unshakable belief that we can achieve our target

Believe in the strength of the team

Always want more--always give more

Focus on our communication

Be demanding with yourself

Be fresh and prepared to win

Focus on being mentally stronger and always keep going until the end

When we play away from home, believe in our identity and play the football we love to play at home

Stick together

Stay grounded and humble as a player and as a person

Show the desire to win in all that you do

Enjoy and contribute to all that is special about being in a team--don't take it for granted


(Props to Jonathan Bell at WANT Branding for this tip.)





Climbing As Transcendental Poetry

 

John Gill one-arm front lever

 

John Gill––seen here performing a one-arm front lever––was a mathematician and climber who revolutionized the sport in the 1970's.

He referred to climbing as 'intimacy kinesthetic meditation' saying, "I've always been able to appreciate climbing as a sort of moving meditation. I have routes wired to such a degree that I don't have to think about climbing on a conscious level. I become involved with the flow and the pattern of the climb. I lose touch with who I am and what I am and become part of the rock––I've actually felt at times as though I was weaving in and out of the rock."

Roger Bannister, decades after breaking the four-minute mile, related a similar out-of-body experience: "No longer conscious of my movement, I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never dreamed existed."

Today we rather less eloquently call it 'the zone.'