Six word Saturday

The 3 Day Quote Challenge #3

 “Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.”― Jack Kerouac

It’s the last day of my 3 Day Quote challenge, but it’s also Saturday, and we all know what that means.  I’m sure lovely Annika won’t mind sharing me, just this once.  I’ve found her some beautiful photographs of the Dunajec Gorge in Poland to say thank you.

The rules of the challenge :

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Post a quote on 3 consecutive days.
  • Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
  • Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.

I always loved the image of Jack Kerouac.  The spontaneity of his writing, the freedom of life on the open road.  I was desperate to be a part of it, to escape the everyday.  Mostly it was in my imagination.  I spent many, long years in an office.  So today, whenever I get the chance, I’m out there.  Never truly ‘On the Road’, but always aspiring.

My final nominees.  Take part if you’d like, or if you have the time :

Lovely Gilly at Lucid Gypsy

Brian at Bushboy’s World

And Patti of Pilotfish

If you’ve not been nominated and are itching to give this a go, please do.  Not all of the nominees are able to take part.  And please don’t forget your Six Words for Debbie.


  1. My climbing mountain days are well behind me, but I agree with the sentiment. Your photos are delightful and remind me so much of the Vintgar gorge in Slovenia and the wonderful mountains of the Triglav National Park.

    1. One of the best days we had, down in the Pieniny mountain range, Sue. The Tatry’s were far in the distance but the gorge was… I have to say it… gorgeous 🙂 🙂

    1. It all went badly wrong for him, but he lit a fire for many youngsters, Elaine. I wanted to be an American drifter for quite a while. 🙂 🙂

  2. I didn’t know that Poland had such! It’s a “gorgeous gorge”, so to speak.
    Have a wonderful weekend,

    1. It’s very flat in the middle, Pit, but the surrounding mountain scenery is wonderful. This is in southern Poland, near the border with Slovakia. 🙂 🙂 Glorious sunshine and a Bank Holiday- seldom come in the same sentence, Pit. It’s great!

  3. Beautiful photos, Jo. I was wondering where you took them, since I was pretty sure these aren’t U.K. or Algarve scenes. Poland! That makes sense. 🙂 Of course, this quote resonates with me, the perpetual nomad, aiming for and living on the open road, or the open water. 🙂

    1. The rafting was one of our best experiences in Poland, Liesbet. Very near to the Slovakian border, with stunning scenery. 🙂 🙂 Thank you!

  4. What a place! Is this where you rafted? Your quotes have all been great, and very you. Go and enjoy the day. I’m off to a breakfast market – or a park – or both – out Zoliborz way. I’ll have to put the gorge on next visit’s list. Hugs from springtime.

    1. It’s a long way south from you, in the Pieniny mountains, but beautiful! We had the most memorable day. In the garden already this morning, with Pachinko and breakfast. Zumba and meeting a friend later. Have a wonderful free spirited day xxx

  5. Thank you, Jo!! 😀 For taking part and giving us three wonderful day of quotes and photos – I’ll miss this daily dose of warmth and inspiration! ❤️ Wow…my heart soars at the sight of these images, longing to join them on the rafts (did you have a go?). This is a quote I know and love, how true! Not many mountains in Essex alas …

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