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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
England is covered with thousands of miles of man made Canals. They were the Highways of the Industrial Revolution. Carrying Cotton, Coal, Timber all over the country. The boats they used were pulled by horses which walked along the tow path. Every mile or two you'll find a pub to stop and relax. Maybe a meal too. I love walking by the canals. Back to nature and peaceful. LEEDS TO LIVERPOOL CANAL. This is Haskayne. 8 miles north of Liverpool.
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Re: Walking in England

Travel Rob ·
Thanks for bringing walking in England to my attention. I have been walking more when I travel (beteen cities,from the airport. etc and have found out its very hard or impossible walking in and out of some places. I gave up trying to get out of CDG airport on foot one trip. Walking does give you a totally different perspective,thats for sure.
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Re: Walking in England

DrFumblefinger ·
Like you, I love to explore places on foot. I live next to one of the greatest wilderness places in the world, the Canadian Rockies, so this is where I like to hike. It's never been about speed or conquest, though I do love to make it to the top of a pass or ridge simply because the views are so fantastic. It's about the journey. I never walk without my camera and love to stop for photos, or to watch a doe and fawn, or some quail hurrying to shelter. Often I've shared these photos on this...
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
Here's a walk that fits the bill DrF !! Follows the peaks of hills and mountains that will take you to Hadrian's Wall. 256 Miles of wilderness. http://penninewayassociation.co.uk/the-route
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Re: Walking in England

DrFumblefinger ·
Sounds fascinating, GarryRF, but also hard work. Would likely take about 3-4 weeks to complete, time I just don't have right now.....
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Re: Walking in England

GarryRF ·
Just a tease DrF ! But many of those walkways that follow the canals are suitable for travellers on bicycles and the bonus is there is no hills ! Thousands of Europeans see it as an alternate style of vacation.
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
On the subject of "ghost" stations, tours are offered of Aldwych station, used for movies now, including the latest incarnation of 'Sherlock'. Find out how here .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And yet another London "map", replacing real place names with book titles. Curiouser and curiouser. Have a look .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And map-ish, London from above, beautiful pictures . I could go on and on, and apparently mean to!
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Re: More Then & Now Photos.

PHeymont ·
Sigh... 1908 to 2013 comparisons give me a thrill and glow. 1980 to 2013 comparisons make me feel time is passing me by I wonder why!
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Re: Liverpool - What do you mean. It has a Beach ?

DrFumblefinger ·
I live in Calgary now and people often have the impression it's a cowboy town -- which it is, but it's really a modern oil-economy based city as well. A view of the city's skyline. How far away are those beaches from Liverpool itself, Garry? What I most like about them is how uncrowded they are. Is the water warm enough to swim in or only for those with a strong constitution?
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Re: Liverpool - What do you mean. It has a Beach ?

GarryRF ·
The Temperatures for Liverpool rely on the strength of the Gulf Stream which sends warm water up from the Caribbean to the West of the UK. It follows the Jet Stream. It means that we can grow Palm Trees in the West - right up to Scotland ! Without this we would freeze in winter because we're that far North. Near to the Latitude of Alaska. But we don't !
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Re: Liverpool - What do you mean. It has a Beach ?

Former Member ·
Does the Gulf Stream also bring a harvest of tasty fish with it ? Does the pattern of currents vary so that the Gulf Stream brings warmer waters closer to shore at some times than at other times ?
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Re: Liverpool - What do you mean. It has a Beach ?

GarryRF ·
No - no more Fish. Fish like Cod and Haddock like the colder waters of the UK. Too much heat and they go further North to Iceland. The Gulf Stream often gets caught in a pattern. Its been stuck for months now, bringing us warm water to raise temperatures. At this time of year we get an overnight frost and cool days. But we've had 50f at night and over 60f during the day. My outdoor Tomato's are still healthy and near ready for picking! Thanks to the Gulf stream ! The warmer waters hit the...
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Re: What's the Difference Between the UK and GB?

Travel Rob ·
Glad I saw this survey, because I've been interchanging UK with GB for years totally unaware.
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Re: What's the Difference Between the UK and GB?

PHeymont ·
When I was in 7th or 8th grade, a British friend explained the difference to our class (Great Britain is an island, he said, and the United Kingdom is a nation). From the back of the room, someone wanted to know if Ireland were Little Britain.
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Re: What's the Difference Between the UK and GB?

DrFumblefinger ·
Good thing they left the Commonwealth out of the quiz... Probably would have gone into high double digits then!
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Re: What's the Difference Between the UK and GB?

GarryRF ·
This from National Geographic Today: About 11 percent of young citizens of the U.S. couldn't even locate the U.S. on a map. The Pacific Ocean's location was a mystery to 29 percent; Japan, to 58 percent; France, to 65 percent; and the United Kingdom, to 69 percent.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

DrFumblefinger ·
I've only visited Snowdonia once, many years ago, and for too short a time. I recall having a nice hike and wanting to come back to do it again someday. I have yet to return. Maybe we'll need to head into the hills of Snowdonia together sometime, Garry. Although at a much slower pace than I would have done so 15 years ago!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
Sounds like a plan DrF ! You can get the train to near the summit of Snowdon. It's a venture for days when the weather is 100% guaranteed not to catch you out. Many climbers have attempted the climb on sunny warm days and been trapped by spring snowfalls. Not too serious an outcome in these times of cell phones and helicopters. The Queen's grandson - Prince William - flew rescue missions in North Wales for the Royal Air Force.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

DrFumblefinger ·
Maybe we can carry a thermos of tea, some biscuits, and ask the prince to join us for a break near the summit somewhere.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
The Snowdon Railway was forced to close during Easter 2013 when the track was under 30 feet of snow.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

DrFumblefinger ·
I did not know you had so much snow in Snowdonia.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
Rarely - but it does happen.
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Liverpool - What do you mean. It has a Beach ?

GarryRF ·
When I tell folks I meet on Vacation I'm from Liverpool UK they say "You must be enjoying all this beach life.  Long walks on the Sand.  Fishing.  Fresh air and gorgeous sunsets" so I reply "No. I get all this back in Liverpool- I'm...
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Londonist's 10 Art Exhibitions To Look Forward To In 2014.

PortMoresby ·
Today's newsletter arrived from Londonist with this excellent list for gallery-goers: http://tinyurl.com/lvwgby4 The site is a good one for finding more off-beat things to do in London, for all you offbeat characters (and wannabes).  Also...
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Great sights with a backstory...

Travel Rob ·
Here is a Top Ten list from Telegraph UK of tourist sights that are not what they seem to be.  Check it out.  You might be surprised.  
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More Then & Now Photos.

PortMoresby ·
As some may be learning, I love old photos and how things appear at the same locations now.  Here are a few from Londonist, London of course.  Some old and some fairly recent, some things utterly changed and some, remarkably, pretty much the...
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Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
More from Londonist,  and these I love.  Called Alternative London Tube Maps, the first maps Ghost Stations, the disused and abandoned stations.  The other, maybe a bit more useful as we can actually visit these, Coffee Shops,...
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London's Authentic Ethnic Food.

PortMoresby ·
My last offering for the day from Londonist's newsletter is a very useful list called "10 of London's Most Authentic Restaurants".  There's something for everyone here, anyone that is who, like me, is a fan of ethnic food.  There are Asian,...
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Walking in England

PortMoresby ·
    Why do we do the things we choose to do?  Why was my father, for instance, thrilled and completely absorbed by anything that flew, the sound of a P-51 engine, quite literally, bringing him to tears.  And why has my son, since...
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VisitBritain, British Air point out "undiscovered places"

PHeymont ·
The UK has been having a tourist boom, with record inbound traffic over the last 6 months and is looking to keep it going. The official tourist promotion agency and the "flag" airline have teamed up on a series of ads touting less-known attractions to...
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Welcome to North America...not!

PHeymont ·
In a poll by the Guardian (UK) of countries that have the most unfriendly and intimidating border crossings, the Big 3 of North America dominated the top of the list, with the U.S. selected by 22%, Mexico 9% and Canada 8%. Only UAE/Dubai managed to...
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What's the Difference Between the UK and GB?

Travel Rob ·
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Norwegian Gets UK Operating License, Plans More Flights

Travel Rob ·
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What Millenials Want Most: Travel!

PHeymont ·
It's not always easy to tell who's a 'millenial,' but a new study says it's easy to tell what they want to do: Hit the road.
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Britain and France Reach Security Deal on Calais

Travel Rob ·
  Sir Richard Branson crossing the English Channel Photo: WikimediaCommons, Peter Shaw   A security and policing deal was made between France and Britain to stop the flow of migrants into the UK from Calais. They agreed upon more...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1st, 2015: Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK

GarryRF ·
Snowdonia is a region in north Wales and a national park of 823 square miles in area.   Click here: http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk/home  to visit the website for more information.
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UK airlines push for more female pilots

PHeymont ·
In the 40-some years since Britain got its first female commercial airline captain, the numbers on the meter have hardly budged; only 3 percent of the world's pilots are women, and in Britain just under 6 percent.   At a time of worldwide pilot...
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Are We bored of Abroad? - Why UK holidays are the Next Big Thing

Christina Woodard ·
Millions of holidaymakers are abandoning the beaches of far flung climes and sticking with a staycation in the UK - and in bigger numbers than ever before. Good news for the domestic economy, holidaying Brits are choosing to spend their hard-earned cash and home. The figures make for great reading… In the first quarter of 2016, 10% more people were holidaying in England than at the same time in 2015, a Rise of some 7.3 million holidaymakers. But why? What has changed to prompt people to stay...
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UK plan: Pay £5 to skip long passport lines

PHeymont ·
Will a plan to charge for fast lanes through UK airports solve a problem or only create a new one?
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Re: VisitBritain, British Air point out "undiscovered places"

Travel Rob ·
VisitBritian is my favorite official tourist info agency and what they are doing really is working .
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Re: Are We bored of Abroad? - Why UK holidays are the Next Big Thing

Professorabe ·
I think the shooting you refer to took place in Tunisia, not Sardinia. As for being bored of abroad, we're just setting off for Greece ...
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