The view up the gorge as we traveled down in an incline car.
View of the bridge from the bottom of the gorge.
The opposite wall over the Arkansas River. Some kayaks and a catamaran went by while we were down there, but they said the water is very low this year (drought). See that odd pipe-type thing? That is a pipeline made of redwood, which was used to deliver water to Canon City for 70 years. It was decommissioned in 1974. I'm impressed that any of it still remains!
See that tiny dot up in the air? That's the aerial tram! The next photo was taken from inside said tram, dangling over the gorge, 955 feet above the Arkansas River.
View of the bridge from the aerial tram.
The bridge after we walked back over it. Look at all those cables! The bridge planks are wooden; you should hear the noise when you drive over it (not my favorite part).
The Royal Gorge Bridge was the highest bridge in the world until 2003. Darn it, China!
I've got some links for you:
The Tacoma 2012 Zombpocalypse is running a writing contest. Like zombies? Enjoy writing about them? This is your contest! There is no cash prize, but you do get publication in an anthology and free copies of the book if you win, as well as a poster of the cover art.
The Creative Writing Institute is having their Fourth Annual Beginner's Short Story Contest. Fee is $6, you can only enter if you are unpublished, and first prize is $100.
Leap Local is looking for travel stories of a specific nature for a contest. Check out their guidelines for the specifics.
Storyworlds Magazine is looking for short stories written by published authors, in direct contrast to the above. The story should be set in a world established by the published author. It is for one of their first three issues. They are also looking for art. I did not see if this was a paying market.
Underground Book Reviews is hosting a Battle of the Book Review Blogs. If you post at least two book reviews on your blog each month, you're qualified.
The Belcastro Agency is accepting queries at this time for Women's Fiction, Children's/YA and Non-fiction. They represent one of my favorite people: Julie Kazimer!
Literary Orphans is looking for short fiction, including flash; poetry; artwork & photography and creative non-fiction.
Hopefully this made up for the shortage of links last week!
Any links to pass along? Are you afraid of heights? Ever been to the Royal Gorge?
May you find your Muse.