Tagged With "lake"

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Going for a (83 km) swim in the lake...

PHeymont ·
Spanish open-water swimmer Jaime Caballero set a new world record for speed in swimming the 83 km (over 50-mile) length of Lake Geneva.
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December 2, 2015: Wagon at Piney Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
A classic and almost timeless scene from the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
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Dec. 15, 2015: Cascadilla Gorge, Ithaca NY

PHeymont ·
Ithaca, New York is famed for its colleges and universities, and for the gorges and waterfalls just adjacent to its center, as streams make their way to Lake Cayuga.
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January 6, 2016: Bald Eagles, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

DrFumblefinger ·
Every fall and early winter, hundreds of bald eagles gather around the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
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January 25, 2016. Idaho sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
A beautiful sunset from the Idaho Panhandle.
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May 23, 2016. Springtime Hike at Lake Minnewanka

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking along the shore of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park offers wonderful unobstructed views of the dRocky Mountains.
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Volunteer cleanup of Lake Geneva nets 4000 tonnes

PHeymont ·
The 8th annual Net'Leman drew over 1000 volunteers to the shores of Lake Geneva; they pulled over 4000 tonnes of rubbish from the lake and shore.
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June 17, 2016: Great Crested Grebes. Worthington Lakes, Wigan

Ian Cook ·
Some great photos of a pair of great crested grebes in the U.K.
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Riding Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L and his wife took a trip across the country by train. The first leg was on the Lake Shore Limited
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Banff National Park: A hike along Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers

DrFumblefinger ·
“Lake Louise” is a name that refers to a beautiful glacial lake, a village, and a ski destination.  All of these places are in close proximity but I’ll always be using the term to describe the lake itself.  I’ve been...
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Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Most folks visit Sequoia National Park to see its giant sequoia trees, the largest living things on the earth!  That's a great reason to go and there are wonderful hikes through these amazing forests of giants and the meadows that...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 26, 2014: Burma, Into the Storm

PortMoresby ·
  Or it could be titled ‘Homage à Jim’, this may be my favorite picture of my travel pal.  For some reason, he didn't invite me on his own trips, which tended to be more athletic (like climbing Kilimanjaro) but he never...
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Shimmering Lakes and Romantic Palaces of Udaipur

Anna Phipps ·
A magical, purple hued sunrise glowed over the shimmering lake welcoming us to the romantic city of Udaipur.   After climbing up a maze of narrow stairs and corridors, brightly painted with beautiful scenes of elephants and Indian women, we...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 27, 2014: Grassi Lakes, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
    About a one hour drive west of Calgary using the TransCanada Highway, and near the town of    Canmore   and its Nordic centre, the incredibly beautiful Grassi Lakes are nestled between the   Ha Ling Peak...
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Banff National Park: Hiking to Boom Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
  In a region where every turn of the road brings an even more beautiful view, it’s hard for me to pick favorite spots in Banff National Park.  I've recently grown very fond of the area near Castle Junction, off Highway #93 on the...
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Banff National Park: Hiking Johnson Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
Hiking (walking or tramping) for many of us is an important part of enjoying a destination.  The ability to get out and explore on foot in a natural or near natural environment, even if it's near a city, is good exercise, mentally cathartic and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Feb 8, 2014: Aswan Boats, Egypt

IslandMan ·
   late afternoon on Lake Nasser near Philae Temples, Aswan There are many boats to be found on the Nile at Aswan, southern Egypt. These particular motor boats are used as water taxis to ferry passengers from one side of the Nile...
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Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

PortMoresby ·
The 13 pictures which follow are from a day spent with a friend in a long boat on Inle Lake in central Burma's Shan State.  We boarded with our boatman on a waterway that leads from Nyaungshwe, about 3 miles from the north end...
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Gallery: Hill Tribe Market, Inle Lake, Burma

PortMoresby ·
The day began when our boatman collected us at our guesthouse at the north end of Inle Lake, a shallow and beautiful body of water surrounded by mountains in Shan State.  This region of ethnic minorities and varieties of ways of living all come...
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May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
Last weekend we had some greaet weather and took a road trip near St. Mary's Glacier in Clear Creek County, Colorado. We saw this incredible frozen lake and had to stop and take some pictures. Hope you enjoy them.
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Yellowstone Lake

PortMoresby ·
Moving on to Yellowstone Lake, PortMoresby enjoys lake views and the contrasting ambiance of posh hotel and lakeside lodge.
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May 25, 2017: Superior Entry Lighthouse, Superior, Wisconsin

Ottoman ·
This interesting and attractive lighthouse has stood guard protecting ships entering and exiting Superior Bay since 1913.
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May 31, 2017: Blue Herons on the Erie Canal

Jonathan L ·
On a recent drive across New York State, Jonathan L encountered these birds along the Erie Canal; two stood still for their portraits!
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Why Zurich Is The Place To Be In Summer

Roger T ·
Roger T makes an excellent case why Zurich (especially during its short but beautiful summer) should be on your travel list!
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July 23, 2017: Salt Lake, Salt Mines & Salt Caravans, Ethiopia

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapes shares a most remarkable landscape, unlike any other today. We visit the salt lake and mines in The Danikil Depression.
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Grand Marais, Minnesota (Where Gumbo was #222)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the popular town of Grand Marais, Minnesota. Situated on the northwestern shore of Lake Superior, it's a great place for people who like to boat, kayak, sail, fish or explore nature.
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June 12, 2017. Susie Island Overlook, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
A lovely roadside stop in northern Minnesota provides a memorable view of the Susie Island chain and Lake Superior
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November 24, 2016: Enger Tower, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Built in 1939 atop Enger Hill, this five story tower provides visitors with a spectacular panoramic view of Duluth Minnesota and Superior Wisconsin.
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Nov. 29, 2016: Salar De Uyuni & The Southwest Loop Of Bolivia

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares beautiful images of the colorful and massive salt lake of Bolivia, situated at high altitude in its mountains. And of the flamingos that dwell there.
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December 14, 2016: Wollman Rink - Central Park NYC

Samantha ·
Samantha visits Central Park's Wollman Rink, popular with tourists and locals alike.
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September 27, 2016: The Rock on Victoria Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of a lovely beach, and the mystery of a large boulder suddenly appeared on it.
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September 28, 2016: London Bridge - Lake Havasu, AZ

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us back to Lake Havasu, and the story of how the 1830 London Bridge came to the American desert.
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April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Ottoman ·
Ottoman stumbled upon this amazing sight while visiting his father a few days ago.
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Apr. 23, 2017: Discovering The 5-Day-Market Around Inle Lake

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares some sights from and experiences with the markets around Myanmar's Inle Lake.
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Moraine Lake Rockpile Trail -- Banff National Park's best Short Hike

DrFumblefinger ·
If you like hikes that aren't too strenuous and filled with gorgeous views, this one should be on your bucket list.
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April 25, 2017: Swans - on an old Clay pit lake

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares photos of Swans on an old Clay pit lake in North Yorkshire.
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March 4, 2017: Neuchatel, Switzerland

George G. ·
George G shares some images and memories of Neuchatel, a Canton and city in Switzerland.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 13, 2015: Red Carp, Thousand Island Lake

Dr.Y ·
  The Thousand Islands Lake is a artificial lake located in the southwest of the city of Hangzhou.  There are 1,078 islands dotting a lake that covers 567.4 square kilometers.  In 1959, Xin’anjiang Dam, which is used to generate...
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Walking on ice

DrFumblefinger ·
Came across this video of some guys walking across a frozen and crystal clear lake in Slovakia.  Quite interesting footage.  Some are claiming it's a hoax, but looks pretty convincing to me.  Thought some of you might enjoy it.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 15, 2014: The artificial Lake Reschen - Italy

MAD Travel Diaries ·
  I have visited a few artificial lakes on my travels but Lake Reschen tops my list - simply breathtaking. It is located  in the western portion of South Tyrol, Italy, approximately 2 km south of Reschen Pass which forms the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 27, 2015: Inle Lake - Fishermen In The Mist, Myanmar

Grand Escapades ·
    When we reached Inle Lake on a boat at 06:30 am, the dark grey, mirror-like surface of the water was merging with the misty horizon. The elusive shapes of the fishermen came into view. Them rowing their boats with one leg contributed to...
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Delta/Alaska Battle for Seattle heats up

PHeymont ·
If you thought the boxing match in Las Vegas the other day was the "battle of the century," you haven't been watching Delta and Alaska Airlines fight it out over passenger traffic in Seattle. The two airlines have been codeshare partners for a long...
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Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo's heading out to Toronto's Billy Bishop Airport (YTZ), sometimes also called Toronto Island Airport.  Congratulations to ace travel sleuths  Roderick Simpson and PortMoresby (by email) for being the first to correctly...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
  Fall is a special time of year in the mountains.  While the colors in the Canadian Rockies are not as varied as in eastern North America, it's still very lovely.  Here is some beautiful mountain lake scenery and a surprise...
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Buffalo-ed by the snow? Airlines waiving change fees

PHeymont ·
Each with its own set of rules, but American, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue are all adjusting rules on schedule and flight changes for passengers affected by the huge snows in the Great Lakes region. The USA Today article has more  DETAILS and...
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When the weather gives you lemons, try an icecycle!

PHeymont ·
No, that's not a misspelling, but it isn't the word the inventor of Ice Bikes used to describe her new-fangled winter contraption.   Photo: Water Bikes of Buffalo   Buffalo, NY is known for cold, and the Buffalo River and sometimes parts of...
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Lake George: An Adirondack Gem

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us up to Lake George, in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York
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November 24, 2019: Lake Bunyonyi, Uganda

Grand Escapades ·
Grand Escapades shares photos of beautiful Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. Situated at high altitude, it offers a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere for travelers.
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Fort William Henry: A journey to the 18th century

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us back to the French and Indian War on a visit to Lake George
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Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits a trout hatchery in Branson, Missouri.
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