Tagged With "British Columbia"

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Bear encounters of the third kind, Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
An interesting YouTube video about a human/bear encounter in British Colombia.  Some people really know how to market. Shared by our friend, Mac.  Think you'll enjoy it! Check out this link.
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January 4, 2019: Fresh Snow in the Mountains

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some photos of fresh snow and sunshine in the mountains.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 10, 2013: Sunflowers, Cranbrook, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sunflowers are happy things!  Like the gentle quacking of ducks or the gurgle of a small creek down a mountain, they make me smile.  I'm not sure if they're called sunflowers because they look a little like the sun or whether it's...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 21, 2014: Raccoon, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 I think there are few animals more appealing to look at than "bandit-masked" raccoons, which are about the size of a big cat.  A North American animal, you can find them in many habitats, from forests to prairies to cities.  Raccoons...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 10, 2014: Black Arctic Ground Squirrel

My Thatched Hut ·
Ground Squirrels are fairly common in western North America.  Many people call them gophers but this is not correct.  A gopher is an animal that lives underground and stays there.  Most people have never seen one.   Ground...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 31, 2015: California Sea Lions, Fanny Bay

DrFumblefinger ·
  Fanny Bay  is a tiny oceanside town situated on pretty Baynes Sound, a sheltered, narrow strait.    It's a popular place for fishermen, scuba divers, kayakers and paddle-boarders to use as a departure point.    There's...
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Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Vancouver, British Columbia
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Aquabus, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Aquabus, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
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, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Rome Treasure Worth More Than British Crown Jewels

Travel Rob ·
" The Treasures of Naples" opens in Rome.  Photo: AFP Photo: Reuters
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BA Avios can save on U.S. domestic flights

PHeymont ·
Most domestic economy flights, paid for in loyalty points/frequent flier miles go for 25,000 miles round-trip, almost no matter the route. A few carriers, such as American and USAir, allow a discount for holders of the right credit card.   On the...
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Lemons to Lemonade: BA's 'Brexit sale'

PHeymont ·
With the pound dropping compared to the dollar, British Airways rolls out a sale on round-trips to London from U.S. cities.
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British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

Travel Rob ·
Britain announced Wednesday that it was increasing the usual 6 month visa for Chinese tourists to a two year visa, effective in January and for the same cost of 85 pounds. And Prime Minister David Cameron announced...
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British Airways Cutting Size Allowance of Personal Bags

Travel Rob ·
British Airways  is reducing their size of a personal bag on August 18 forward.  Personal bags will be limited to  no bigger than 40x30x15cm .The current maximum is45x36x20cm. The carry-on bag allowance will remain the same....
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Re: British make visas easier & cheaper for Chinese tourists

GarryRF ·
Not hard to understand why. Have you seen how much these wealthy tourists are spending ? Just following Paris in making them feel welcome - and to spend more.
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

Travel Rob ·
That looks wonderful! How could I of gone 45 years without trying it?!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't know, Rob! The cheese is less important to me than the gravy. French fries with gravy are commonly available in Canada. Beats ketchup or that mayonnaise-like stuff the Belgians use. It's very filling and really hits the spot on a cold day, but is a meal all by itself.
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
The outside of the hotel is remarkable! Did you happen to get any photos of the lobby. ?
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
I do indeed have photos of the interior....It's got a great bar area with wonderful views of English Harbor. Stay tuned....
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
Can't wait to see that! I can't help but wonder how the exterior looks in different seasons, but your Fall Shot is hard to beat!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
PS...Imagine this served alongside a Franceschina in Porto!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine! OMG! I never would have thought of it as "red" food! But I think Vlad likely is more interested in caviar and young hookers than in potatoes with cheese and gravy!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 17, 2013: Trumpeter Swans, Courtney River Estuary, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy birds, though I don't consider myself an avid birder.  I think swans are elegant, graceful creatures but before this year I'd only rarely seen them in the wild.  During a recent trip to Vancouver Island, I visited this bird...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 23, 2013: Whaleback Trail, Yoho National Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 Yoho National Park is one of four National Parks in the Canadian Rockies.  Yoho seems a bit of an odd name but it’s very appropriate.  To the Cree people Yoho meant “Awe and Wonder”.  That impression remains...
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Pesuta Shipwreck, Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida-Gwaii, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
There are few things that liven up a hiking day more than stumbling on a shipwreck.  At least that’s my life’s experience (based on this one wreck)!  One of my most interesting back-country backpacking experiences was...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 11, 2013: Burrard Bridge, Vancouver, B.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Burrard Bridge (aka the Burrard Street Bridge) is an Art Deco style bridge constructed in the 1930s.   It spans False Creek and connects downtown Vancouver with its southern suburbs.  In addition to vehicle...
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Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of my favorite markets anywhere is the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver.  Situated on a piece of reclaimed land, it's become a peninsula and is an island in name only.  It adjoins False Creek and Burrard Inlet south of...
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Skedans, Haida Gwaii, British Colombia (Where Gumbo was #106)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the "misty isles", Haida Gwaii, in British Columbia.  Specifically, the remnants of the Haida village of Skedans.  Sadly, not much remains of the village, captured at its prime in the above image (1878), rich...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 9, 2015: Peter Pine Daze, Yahk, B.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated a few miles north of the USA - Canada border, above the Idaho Panhandle, is the small town of Yahk, British Columbia.  And I mean small -- few hundred residents at most.  At the southern end of Yahk is an unusual building I've...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 3, 2015: Wildflowers

DrFumblefinger ·
    It's summer in the Northern Hemisphere and flowers are blooming everywhere.  No where is the profusion of blossoms greater than where Mother Nature planted them.  And in a great assortment of size, shape and colors.  ...
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May 4, 2016: The Pend Oreille River Valley, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
A scenic viewpoint showing the Pend Oreille River as it winds through northeastern Washington state to join the Columbia River in southern British Columbia.
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Can sweet and spicy sounds pep up airline food? BA thinks so...

PHeymont ·
British Airways is trying a new tack to make you like your airline meal better. Building on the work of a British researcher who tested what sounds might change people's perception of foods (He calls it Sonic Seasoning), the airline is tailoring...
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British Air to WIDEN seats

DrFumblefinger ·
  Going against the current Zeitgeist, British Airways has announced plans to widen seats on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.  As we all know, plane seats are getting narrower and the pitch (distance between rows) is also shrinking,...
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Ski train (yes, ski!) sold out on Eurostar

PHeymont ·
Much of Europe is blazing in temperatures in the 90s, but some people are obviously already thinking ahead to the winter...perhaps to take their minds off the summer. Eurostar has announced that all tickets on its special direct-to-the-Alps trains...
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Wandering to the British Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger rambles through London on his way to the British Museum, and captures some iconic scenes of the great city.
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Best Sailing Destinations in the Caribbean

Guest ·
Marian Morgam offers a few suggestions on which Caribbean islands are the best to visit by sailboat.
 
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