Tagged With "lake"

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Re: January 31, 2017: Ye Olde Chip Truck, Kenora, Ontario

GarryRF ·
It's great to see real chips and vinegar making a comeback ! I often get folks in the US teasing me over the way we used to say Ye old shop. Just to put the record straight - and I'm sorry to disappoint so many - we never did. When the Guttenberg Printing Press arrived in England from Germany in 1440 there was no Greek letter "THETA" pronounced "th", so the nearest Look-alike letter was a Gothic "Y". So that soon replaced Theta in the printed word. But always pronounced The.
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Re: Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

GarryRF ·
Only to be found in the Mediterranean are the delicious Meyer Lemons. A cross with lemon and a mandarin orange. A sweet and juicy - less acidic fruit. Colour of a lemon and shape of an orange. Wish they were available when I get home to the UK . Delicious !
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Re: Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

PortMoresby ·
"Only to be found in the Mediterranean..." Not really. Meyer lemons are native to China and have been grown in the US since 1908. I can find them just about anytime in my ordinary local supermarket in California. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meyer_lemon
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Re: Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

PHeymont ·
We used to see them only when visiting California, but the California-grown ones (and some from Mexico) are now available regularly in New York, too.
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Re: Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

DrFumblefinger ·
I used to have a Meyer Lemon tree in my yard when I lived in California. It was a dwarf tree, no more than 1.5 meters tall, but it produced more than 300 lemons each year, more than we could consume. I miss that tree!
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Re: Limone, Lake Garda, Italy

GarryRF ·
In Spain they take the largest, roundest fruits. Cut off the top and scoop out the inside. Fill with Lemon flavour Ice Cream and put the top back on. Wrap in food wrap. Freeze them. Buy them in the store next to the Ice Lollies. No drip Ice Cream !!
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Re: A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

Professorabe ·
I booked a rental car earlier today for a forthcoming trip to Portugal/Spain. I had toyed with the idea of going for something a bit bigger than the smallest category - which is what I usually book - but your article reminded me of the potential issues with very narrow streets in this part of the world. So a 'mini' car it is (Renault Twingo)!
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Re: A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

George G. ·
One of my favorite Lake Orta photos leading down to a stone boat dock.
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Travel Luver ·
Very unusual. The sound must have been fascinating!
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

seesaw ·
Amazing! I've never seen that before either. And how lovely to experience it at a place so close to your hearts
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Did you count the steps up ? Looks like an Olympian task !
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hi Garry I never thought of counting the number of steps to the top of Enger Tower for I was too preoccupied with the beautiful scenery; However, thanks to your question I did some internet investigating and discovered that apparently there are 105 steps you must walk to get to the top of Enger Tower (therefore 210 steps in total to get up and down the tower). You really don't need to be an Olympian to get to the top of Enger Tower. Although the number of steps sounds like a lot, and the...
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Re: November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

GarryRF ·
Thanks Ottoman. Thanks for the reassurance. I did have a fear of a thousand tourists behind me - pushing to ascend the stairway - and all at the gallop. The intervals are all well spaced and welcomed. That's why older people carry a camera !
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Re: Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

GarryRF ·
Oh what a tangled web we British weave. Interesting read of a little known piece of History. Thanks Jonathan !
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Re: Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

George G. ·
Crazy looking hats with the fuzz ball on top.
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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Steamboat Rock, Washington — Wildflowers and Vistas galore!

DrFumblefinger ·
 The large basalt mass of Steamboat Rock is a distinct landmark in Central Washington state.  Steamboat Rock State Park is a dozen miles southwest of the massive Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. The Park is on a peninsula...
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Spring Honeymoon Help

Former Member ·
My BF and I are getting married in May, and we're getting a group present from the family--15 days in Italy! We think we want to go in Northern Italy, but is late May too cold for there? Also, we don't want to spend the whole time running around...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 25, 2013: Bald Eagles, Lake Couer d'Alene

DrFumblefinger ·
 Where ever I travel, the sight of a large bird of prey in flight makes me (and most everyone else around) stop and watch.  That's certainly true for the American Bald Eagle. Every year between mid-November and mid-January there's a...
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Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

DrFumblefinger ·
 The phrase “most beautiful in the world” is batted about with relative ease.  I've heard it used to describe dogs, cats, flowers, homely children and assorted celebrities.  Always it denotes something special to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
   In today's highlighted photo one can see a freighter leaving the Duluth harbor, making its way underneath the Aerial Lift Bridge, past Canal Park, and heading out to Lake Superior.  The second photo shows the road portion of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 23, 2013: Lotus flowers and nursing birds, Xi Hu (West Lake), Hangzhou, China

Dr.Y ·
   West Lake is a 6.5 square kilometer freshwater lake situated in my hometown city of Hangzhou, in eastern China.  Unlike the towering high rises and skyscrapers of its neighbouring city, Shanghai, Hangzhou is famous for...
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Where Gumbo Was #7.0: Salt Lake City, Utah

DrFumblefinger ·
As was quickly recognized by WorkerBee, Gumbo was visiting the State of Utah Capitol Building, situated in northern Salt Lake City. Situated on 40 acres, the complex offers nice views of downtown Salt Lake City and its Mormon Temple complex, and...
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Where Gumbo was #7.5: Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
As recognized by PortMoresby and correctly pinpointed by Worker Bee, Gumbo was at Lake Coeur d'Alene in the Idaho panhandle, just outside the small city of Coeur d'Alene.  Original Puzzle HERE He was enjoying this whimsical statue of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb. 10, 2014: Rock Isle Lake, Sunshine Meadows, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
  Lonely Planet rates Sunshine Meadows as one of the greatest hiking destinations in Canada.  Unlike most of the Continental Divide, which is characterized by sharp ragged peaks, this region offers 100 square kilometers of fairly...
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Perspectives on East Africa: 3) Lake Manyara National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
(Lake Manyara, viewed from the Serena Lodge, Tanzania) The last safari destination we visited in Tanzania was Lake Manyara National Park.  We left our camp after breakfast and drove the Ngorongoro Crater Rim Drive through...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 1, 2013: Piney Lake, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
P Piney Lake is a half hour's drive north of the mountain resort of Vail, Colorado, although the road is rough, narrow and with a steep drop-off (lotsa fun when you've pass someone going in the opposite direction).  Piney Lake is a natural lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 21, 2013: Sullustani National Monument, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 During one of our trips to Peru we visited Lake Titicaca, a very large and high altitude lake in the Andes, spending a few days in the lakeside Peruvian city of Puno.  While on one of our day-trips we visited the ruins of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 10, 2013: Banff and the Bow River Valley

PHeymont ·
The Canadian Rockies are noted for their jagged peaks, many of which are snow-capped even in summer. Much of the natural beauty of the area has been saved by their incorporation in a series of national and provincial parks, including Banff National...
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Where Gumbo Was #15. Seattle's Space Needle, enjoying the view of Puget Sound

DrFumblefinger ·
 Seems Gumbo timed a visit to Seattle perfectly.  When Gumbo took the elevator up to the observation deck of the iconic Space Needle there was a thunderstorm passing through.  But after a cup of coffee (Seattle is well known for its...
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Stevens Lake -- A Hidden Gem in Idaho's Bitterroot Range

DrFumblefinger ·
This is the time of year when those of us who love to hike have our eyes gazing to the tops of the mountains, longing to get up to those high passes.  But there's still a lot of snow and ice up there, at least in Western Canada and the Pacific...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 6, 2013: Lake Louise, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
I've a great fondness for the Canadian Rockies, an area I think is one of the most beautiful in the world.  In an region of great natural beauty, Lake Louise stands out as a special place.  The lovely turquoise water, the backdrop...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
  Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 ft (2,026 m)) is located along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. It is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road .       The Logan Pass...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2015: The Resilience of Life

Dr.Y ·
  These photos were taken on a chilly evening at a no name lake on the outskirts of the little Alberta town of Brooks.  We came across these Canada geese and their babies.  The mother goose shielding her young against the cold was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 21, 2015: Swiftcurrent Lake, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's not the largest lake in Montana's Glacier National Park, it certainly has one of the prettiest settings.  Looking west towards the Continental Divide from the eastern bank, you have the view you see above.      Looking...
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The Floating Reed Islands of the Uros People, Lake Titicaca. (Where Gumbo was #139)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the floating reed islands of Lake Titicaca , a large lake straddling Peru and Bolivia (the Peruvians like to say they got the "titi" part, while the Bolivians got the "caca").   It's the most voluminous lake...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 25, 2015: Emerald Lake, B.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite places for a hike in the Canadian Rockies is at Emerald Lake, in Yoho National Park.  Yoho is in British Columbia but abuts Banff National Park in Alberta.  Located only a few miles from the small town of Field, and just...
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11 days, all inclusive: $120,000. Includes John Legend

PHeymont ·
And mind you, that price is for sharing a room. There's an $11,000 single supplement!   So, what do you get for a vacation that costs more than double the median household income in the U.S.? You get John Legend as your host (and entertainer), a...
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Eiffel's yacht sails again on Lake Geneva

PHeymont ·
Once Gustave Eiffel's yacht when he had a summer home in Vevey, a Swiss town on Lake Geneva, Switzerland's oldest motor boat is back in service after a year's renovations.   The boat is now owned by a Geneva private banker, only the fifth owner,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 9, 2015: Mission Island, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Mission Island is located in Lake Superior, just off the shore from the city of Thunder Bay (which it happens to be part of).   Mission Island is a fairly large island, only accessible by car via one bridge, and by train via two bridges.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 13, 2015: Willie Walleye, Baudette, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
  I ONCE CAUGHT A FISH THIS BIG ....on camera   Meet Willie Walleye, the 40-foot, 2.5 ton ambassador for Lake of the Woods, who  resides in Baudette, Minnesota.       Baudette is a city and county seat of Lake of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

vagabond ·
  One of the highlights of our recent trip to Jasper was a visit to Spirit Island.  Just an hour’s drive from Jasper town, it is situated on Maligne Lake - the largest glacier fed lake in the Canadian Rockies. Boat tours are available...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 18, 2015: Dragon in the Park

IslandMan ·
    On a recent trip to Brisbane (Australia) we took a walk through the Botanic Gardens in the heart of the downtown area. It's a beautiful, lush, green oasis that's perfect for a bit of time out whether you are working or just touring...
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Italian village celebrates its Scottish ancestors

PHeymont ·
A small village in the mountains above Lake Maggiore traces its roots to Scottish mercenaries who wintered there in 1525 and never went home.
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May 10, 2016. Moose, Piney Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
After we'd completed a hike, a duo of moose decided to join us near the shore of Piney Lake, Colorado.
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Celebrating Nature on 7 Continents: Africa, part 2 - Lake Bogoria, Kenya

Kirsten Hines ·
A beautiful afternoon of flamingo watching on the shore of Kenya’s Lake Bogoria quickly changes....
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Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas - Part 1 of 3

Samantha ·
Lake Havasu, Arizona has become “the city with most lighthouses in America,” thanks to its collection of 1/3 scale lighthouses from everywhere.
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Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

Samantha ·
With Samantha as our guide, we continue the tour of Lake Havasu's unique attraction: large-scale replicas of famous lighthouses.
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Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 3 of 3

Samantha ·
The final part of our visit to the replica lighthouses of Lake Havasu, narrated by Samantha.
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