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Wheeling Around The Kelpies At Falfirk

WE STARTED OFF OUR DAY TRIP TO GLASGOW AROUND 10am this morning... On the way, we diverted to Filfuk to visit one tourist spot called the Helix Park and The Kelpies.  With the help of GPS, Aaron managed to get us to the park without any hassle.... My only hassle is to get in and out of the car and hopping into the wheelchair..after much practice, hopping is my daily workout now....

In an monumental feat of engineering, The Kelpies rose from the ground in just 90 days, in late 2013. Construction of The Kelpies began on 17th  June 2013. The two enormous structures were manufactured and installed by SH Structures Limited. In a remarkable feat of engineering, the sculptures rose out of the ground in a stunning construction process, captured in all its glory by Walid Salhab in his dramatic time-lapse stop-motion film.  The build was officially completed on 27th November 2013, and was celebrated with a 'topping-out' ceremony featuring Duke and Baron, the Clydesdale life models for The Kelpies.

And so here I am.... Rolling along....
With Aaron...
My friend... Counting her pennies for our ice cream...
Despite the cold weather.....
Each of us had an ice cream in our hands....
Slurppppp.... Very creamy ones! 
Yes, that is my fracured ankle....
The amazing canals....
With one of the Kelpies...
Wheeling around with a new twist.... 
Very grateful to my patient friend....
Both Aaron and my friend take turns to wheel me around....
Kids always find me fascinating..
The first they looked at was my legs....
Cos I have one leg with a brown boot and one with a pink sock....
Well...able or disabled, one must not give up easily...
Though there may some inconveniences, they can be overcome...
Let us cross the hurdles one step at a time, no matter how tough it is....
In life, nothing is smooth sailing... 
Where there are difficulties, they strengthen us....
Give Thanks in all circumstances and we will sail through....





Comments

  1. Lovely place! I sure would love that - get pushed around, no need to walk. Hehehehehe!!!!

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  2. UK is a place where a lot of places are equipped with facilities for disabled people in mind..you are visiting the right place.

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  3. You canggih la, fractured ankles also wana go here there, go so far somemore.. Nice..

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  4. that's a very nice place, especially that they chose to commence the construction on my birthday, haha!! and did any kid hop over to take a photo with you?? you were probably another "spot" besides the kelpies that day?? hehehe~~ :)

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  5. Beautiful place. I am eyeing at the ice cream....slurppppp.

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  6. Ha-ha looking at you enjoying the wheeling :p yea take one thing at a time. God will bless

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  7. Ha-ha looking at you enjoying the wheeling :p yea take one thing at a time. God will bless

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  8. Wow! I think the Kelpies is really majestic and beautiful! Must visit here if I ever make it to Scotland hah..hah... Quite fun, huh? being wheeled around :D

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  9. Lovely place there! Really gotta respect u! in such condition, still can go travel around. u got to take care ya! ;-)

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  10. Thanks for introducing me to the Kelpies! They are huge! Good to see you being so positive! Keep it up!

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  11. The kelpies are so nice, I like their silver colour, very nice scenery around the area too

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  12. I am so impressed with the Kelpies. It is a good work of Arts indeed for tourists to admire. Thanks for sharing.

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