Tagged With "lake"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

DrFumblefinger ·
It`s impressive to see those big freighters making their way through that narrow canal, just clearing that interesting bridge!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Theodore Behr ·
Love the bridge. I like cool designs like this. Hey -- I'm going to Minneapolis in 2 months. Is it worth going to Duluth for a day in the winter time? Or does the place shut down then?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 12, 2013: Aerial Lift Bridge, Duluth, Minnesota

Ottoman ·
Hello again Theodore Sorry for the late response to your question. Personally, I do not think it is worth the time and effort it would take for you to drive to Duluth from Minneapolis for only one day in the winter time. The ride from Minneapolis to Duluth one way on Interstate 35 will take you 2.5 hours, and that's under good driving conditions. In the winter, chances are you will encounter bad weather, and that will definitely add to your driving time. Duluth doesn't shut down in the...
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Re: Apr. 23, 2017: Discovering The 5-Day-Market Around Inle Lake

Marilyn Jones ·
Excellent portraits!
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Re: Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Professorabe ·
It's a great many years since my wife and I went to Slovenia and then it was for only a few days. Your article inspires me to think about returning there. Lovely scenery.
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Re: Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

GarryRF ·
Certainly is beautiful DrF !! Those snow capped mountains scare me off from wanting to dive into the lake. People do apply odd descriptions to wonderful things. My favourite is "It was breath-taking" The number of times I've applied the Heimlich manoeuvre to someone who's been choking on a magnificent vista. Please tell me - are the Canadians addicted to calling everything "Awesome" too ?
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Re: Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry. The lake, as you would expect for one so high up, is too cold for most people to want to swim in it. But it's pretty awesome, eh? I'd say the "eh?" is perhaps the best way to identify a Canadian. Awesome I've heard used most everywhere I go, and Awesome certainly can be applied to this lake. Hope you have a very pleasant New Year, GarryRF!
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Re: Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

GarryRF ·
I would describe both Crater Lake and the Grand Canyon as Awe inspiring.. A fitting use of the word. You all have yourself an Awesome year too - eh ?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 25, 2013: Bald Eagles, Lake Couer d'Alene

Theodore Behr ·
I love eagles! Beautiful shot.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 25, 2013: Bald Eagles, Lake Couer d'Alene

GarryRF ·
I'm enjoying reading these Blogs ! Very educational. Natural history is so interesting. Thanks DrF. Did you know that during the dry season Alligators dig holes in the river bed. When the river swells in the wet season these holes fill with water. And Fish. The Alligator does not harm them. He goes off to find his food in the river. When the river dries out he is left with holes full of Fish who have taken refuge from the receding water. They are the Alligators "Larder" to get him through...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 25, 2013: Bald Eagles, Lake Couer d'Alene

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, GarryRF. I do love love nature and natural history and often my travels center around seeing these sorts of sights. I did not know that about alligators and the fish. But I can't say I'm surprised. Nature has developed marvelous mechanisms of adaptation that never cease to amaze me. What I am looking forward to, as are others, is your first piece on those great Cuban cars. Not nature, but beauty of a different kind!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 25, 2013: Bald Eagles, Lake Couer d'Alene

Former Member ·
Awesome Eagles !
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #15. Seattle's Space Needle, enjoying the view of Puget Sound

PHeymont ·
Sure fooled me! I've been in parks bordered by high-rises where you'd never guess you weren't way out in the woods...but this is astounding!
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Re: Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

PHeymont ·
Thank you for another look at a place and life that are so different from mine...and that yet reminds me that each of us goes forward each day with the common necessity of living, contributing and contemplating the next day.
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Re: Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

DrFumblefinger ·
A compelling set of beautiful framed images, PortMoresby. Thanks for sharing this adventure with all of us.
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Re: Gallery: Burma, on Inle Lake

PortMoresby ·
It's so good to have an effort appreciated. Thanks, guys.
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

PHeymont ·
You get closer each time to getting me into non-urban hiking...but how difficult is a hike like this for someone used to that kind of distance, but in (sometimes hilly) cities, but not to much off-path hiking?
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
The challenge of this particular trail is getting up to the lakes. Once there, the trail is not that hard, although rocky so you have to watch your footing. There are easier places to get into the subalpine zone of some great mountains, PHeymont. Both in California and in the Rockies. When you're ready, we'll pick one and head out there. Likely for a day hike. My knees don't like the weight of a full backpack anymore.
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

PHeymont ·
My knees are part of my concern; they love walking (helps them!) but don't do well twisted or weighted. Have you any suggestions for the Hudson Valley/Lower Catskills area?
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

DrFumblefinger ·
I've never hiked in the Catskills, though would like to some day. My suggestion: 1) Go to your local library. They definitely will have hiking books on areas of interest (or request them in advance so they can be delivered from other branches). Check out some trails that are convenient and look doable. Most hiking books give great details. 2) If you find a great book, it's worth buying to have as a reference at home and take with you on the trail. For example, though I haven't read it, this...
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Re: Sequoia National Park: Hiking to Pear Lake (The Lakes Trail)

GutterPup ·
Spectacular views and sequoia's - what more does one need?? A wonderful article that really brought to life this wonderful national park.
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking Johnson Lake

PHeymont ·
Fascinating to see that a hike in such rugged scenery can actually be an easy walk! There must be many more like that, that compare to a serious city walk and not to mountain-climbing. Good!
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Re: December 2, 2015: Wagon at Piney Lake

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic still life!!!
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Re: December 2, 2015: Wagon at Piney Lake

Mac ·
Nice photo Dr. Fumblefinger!! A lovely scene.
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Re: The Floating Reed Islands of the Uros People, Lake Titicaca. (Where Gumbo was #139)

Neil McAleer ·
One great stride to disseminate visual and text information. No flumbling fingers involved! Neil McAleer
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Re: The Floating Reed Islands of the Uros People, Lake Titicaca. (Where Gumbo was #139)

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Neil McAleer: One great stride to disseminate visual and text information. No flumbling fingers involved! Neil McAleer Great praise from a great author! Neil wrote a number of space-related books (google him), and corresponded with famous astronaut Neil Armstrong, to whom his post alludes.
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Re: The Floating Reed Islands of the Uros People, Lake Titicaca. (Where Gumbo was #139)

Mytraveledroad ·
Lake Titicaca is a beautiful place unfortunately didn't make it to the floating islands. Next time I make it there definitely will have to go for that experience.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2015: The Resilience of Life

DrFumblefinger ·
Those babies are awfully cute, and I love how mom is gently sheltering and warming them with her wings. I hope you used a telephoto lens to get these photos. Otherwise you might have had a few angry geese chasing you down the path!
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Re: When the weather gives you lemons, try an icecycle!

DrFumblefinger ·
When I first glimpsed your headline, I thought it would go something like this, "When the weather gives you lemons, eat yellow ice!" (which my mother always told me not to do as a boy!). Bikes are surprisingly popular in the winter, at least in Calgary. You can even get wider than usual studded snow- tires for them. Interesting story! thanks.
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Re: When the weather gives you lemons, try an icecycle!

PHeymont ·
Looks like that might be the kind on the rear wheel of the Ice Bike!
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

DrFumblefinger ·
Makes me want to go out, buy an RV and go see all the lighthouses in the world! I love lighthouses, and to have so many in one place, even if they're "just" replicas, is great! Thanks, Samantha.
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

RoadWorrier ·
Cool idea, lighthouses all over. Do boaters on the lake count on them, or just for fun?
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Re: Lighthouses of Lake Havasu – Part 2 of 3

Samantha ·
They are cool to see. Some are just for fun, but many of them do actually light up to help the boaters.
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Re: May 23, 2016. Springtime Hike at Lake Minnewanka

Travel Rob ·
Its just spectacular!
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Re: Italian village celebrates its Scottish ancestors

DrFumblefinger ·
So many small towns have fascinating stories like this one. Who would have guessed there was a Scottish village in Italia?
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

Roderick Simpson ·
Thank you very much for the informative post. I have only been to Toronto once. I went up the CN Tower and took this picture of the Billy Bishop Airport.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great and very orienting photo, Roderick! Thanks for sharing it.
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Re: Billy Bishop Airport, Toronto. Where Gumbo was #77

DrFumblefinger ·
In case you were curious, the pedestrian tunnel between Toronto and the island airport has been completed and is now open. It eliminates the waits for the ferry services for passengers who want to get to their departure gates. More on that story from Frequent Business Traveler at this link .
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 15, 2014: The artificial Lake Reschen - Italy

Travel Luver ·
Sounds like it would be a fun place to scuba dive, assuming the water isn't too silty. Do know if they dive in the lake?
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Re: June 23, 2017: The Shortest River in the World!

DrFumblefinger ·
It looks like you could wade the entire length of the river!
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Re: June 23, 2017: The Shortest River in the World!

George G. ·
A few times on road trips to Italy from my US Army base in Augsburg Germany, we stayed a few days at Lake Garda. Just a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the many local wines ... our favorite was Bardolino. Each time we stayed at a small family run pension in a lakefront room in the town of Sirmione which is perched on small sliver of a peninsula jutting out into the southern portion of the lake. Owners were very friendly and engaging. We enjoyed walking the old town and having a delicious...
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Re: July 23, 2017: Salt Lake, Salt Mines & Salt Caravans, Ethiopia

Professorabe ·
Wow! Fantastic shots.
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Re: July 23, 2017: Salt Lake, Salt Mines & Salt Caravans, Ethiopia

Amateuremigrant ·
It is almost impossible to describe the debilitating heat in this location. We would instantly scurry to any shade possible, however inadequate. I have been on the southern fringe and broiled in hot springs about 30km off the road to Harar. Afars looked through me, knowing I was irrelevant in their world. In years gone by, my testicles would have been their chief interest in me, for decorating their waistband !
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Re: July 23, 2017: Salt Lake, Salt Mines & Salt Caravans, Ethiopia

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photos of a surreal landscape!
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

GarryRF ·
Is this a location that stays frozen for most of the year ? It's unusual to see winter holding its grip until May.
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

Samantha ·
HI Garry, I am not really sure. However we were pretty high up (over 8000 feet) so I think it probably does most of the year. I will let you know if we go back sometime this summer
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Re: May 10, 2017: Frozen Lake - Clear Creek County, Colorado

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of these high altitude lakes remain frozen most of the year. While it's further north, I am very familiar with Lake Louise in the Alberta Rockies. While at only 5200 ft above sea level, it receives a heavy snow fall and the ice remains on the lake until well into June, returning in the early fall. Hiking in the area is really limited to June, July and early September (unless you hike slogging through snow and slush)
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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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