Archive for January, 2014

Off the Beaten Path

The United Kingdom features a number of large areas of wilderness where couples and families who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life can really relax and unwind. Although these areas may be a little difficult to get to, the extra effort is more than worth it and they are excellent places to practice outdoor pursuits such as hiking, trekking and rock climbing.

The Dash, Keswick

The enchanting Whitewater Dash waterfall is situated in the county of Cumbria and is surrounded by rugged Lakeland scenery. Trekking through the countryside to the Whitewater Dash waterfall is an unforgettable experience, while this part of the world also boasts a number of other natural attractions such as the Uldale fells and Skiddaw, which is the fourth-highest peak in England. People who want to explore this area will find some excellent hotels in the Cumbria region to choose from.
Welcombe Mouth, North Devon

The cove and land that winds its way around Welcombe Mouth is one of the most isolated and unspoilt places in the West Country region of the United Kingdom. Nature lovers will really be in their element here and Welcombe Mouth is home to a wide range of flora and fauna including deer, badgers, birds and butterflies. The nearby beach offers excellent swimming, sailing and surfing opportunities, while the tiny hamlet of Welcome can be found just a mile away from Welcombe Mouth and offers a number of shopping and sightseeing opportunities.

Badrallach, Scotland

The Highland loch-shore croft of Badrallach expands over some 30 acres of enchanting Scottish landscape and is the gateway to the Scoraig peninsula. The only way to reach Badrallach is by taking a boat o walking for ten miles from the nearest town, which makes this one of the most isolated areas of the United Kingdom. This area is ideal for hiking, while the nearby loch provides excellent fishing and kayaking opportunities. People who like the idea of sleeping underneath the stars will find a campsite in Badrallach, which is the perfect way to truly get back to nature.

St Mawes, Cornwall

The county of Cornwall is situated in the west of the United Kingdom features plenty of scenic areas for visitors to explore including beautiful sandy beaches, rugged coastline and nature reserves. A 300 metre long path winds its way along the coast at St Mawes and leads hikers to a converted lighthouse that marks the furthest end of the picturesque Roseland peninsula. There is no public transportation in this part of Cornwall and there are few roads, while means that visitors will need to walk or hire a bicycle in order to get around. This adds to the romantic atmosphere at St Mawes and visitors will have plenty of time to get back to nature and practice pursuits such as bird watching. A large bird watching hide can be found nearby and offers visitors the opportunity to watch the local population of peregrine falcons.

Dolgellau, Wales

This picturesque part of Wales is also one of the most isolated parts of the country and is surrounded by large meadows and the gently flowing River Wnion valley. Dolgellau is situated on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park and visitors will have plenty of opportunities to take part in a wide range of activities here including white water rafting, hiking and fishing.

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How Does Your Airbag Works? – Get an Eyeful

One of the top priorities of every automobile company is to design a vehicle that provides utmost safety to the drivers.  In old days, people were entirely depended on the seatbelts to protect themselves during road accident. The single over the shoulder belt prevents passenger and drivers to strike on the interior of the car during the crash, but today, when there is more number of vehicles available on the road, it has become essential to use advanced safety measures to stay safe.

When you drive on highways, you are more prone to meet fatal accidents, and hence, you need something to protect you from death or injuries during the crash successfully. In 1998, it has become mandatory for every car to posses air bags to ensure their safety, and here, in this article we will discuss how these safety bags can save you from getting severely hurt and injured.

How does it inflate?

There are many sites such as through which you can buy different types of air bags and kits, but before buying such products, it is very much imperative for everyone to understand its mechanism. While you’re driving, both you and vehicle are in a momentum, both are moving forward at a certain speed. If something stops your car suddenly, you would continue moving with the same speed until something stops you as well. The airbags are designed to interrupt your momentum as quickly as possible,

The front bag is usually installed in the doors and seats, and mostly made from nylon. It is stuffed into the center portion of your steering wheel. There is a special sensor that gets triggers when something interrupts car’s momentum, and it turns on the switch of the airbag. The switch is normally kept open, but if the momentum of your car slows abruptly. It closes and sends an electrical signal to the sensor that the car has collided in the path and accelerates the bag to inflate. It releases nitrogen gas to inflate the airbag.

How it resolves early safety issue?

When this technology was integrated into vehicles for the first time, people were not about the potential harm its force could cause. After a lot of cases of injuries, the vehicle is modified to create a safe zone of ten inches between the driver and the bag, and it considered enough to protect driver from the injury caused by the bag’s deployment.  As children are more prone to the injuries than adults, additional safety guidelines are required to ensure unbeatable safety.  Kids under twelve should wear rear seatbelt. You will find a range of safety measures on popular sites such as at a reasonable price and with detailed information to grab the best product for your vehicle.


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