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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Wow!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

IslandMan ·
It's a great image, Islandman! I really enjoy photos of people going about their every day lives in different locations about the world, a reminder to me how much more alike we all are than different. This photo is made more interesting by their obviously ethnic diversity -- people who have come to Dubai for a good job and to improve their lot in life. The contrast of the old wooden taxi and modern skyscrapers in the background is great!
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Re: El Tigre and the Parana Delta, Argentina (Where Gumbo was #158)

DrFumblefinger ·
Interesting blog and very educational DrF. Close to Buenos Aires - but not close enough ! I'll sharpen my pencil.
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Re: Congratulations to Ian Cook!

DrFumblefinger ·
Great photo! Congratulations.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 2, 2014: Boats at Cassis, France

IslandMan ·
Just like the Cornish Riviera - with French rural architecture. Once you have a taste for living by the sea - its hard to be drawn away.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
I've never really had Catalina on my list, but it's been in my head for nearly 60 years since the Four Preps song told me that "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is waiting for me..." For any others who remember (or would like to), here's a YouTube link...
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
Thanks Samantha, great report! I'm from Southern California and I sure miss going to Catalina. My favorite thing has to be watching the flying fish as you take the ferry across. They used to rent motorboats to go around the island yourself, which was cool. Do they still do that?
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
I only visited Catalina once in the ~25 years I lived in Southern California, but I remember it being exactly as you describe it -- a quieter place that's well away from the glam, glitz and adrenaline-paced speed of the mainland. We also did an island tour and enjoyed that. Mr. Wrigley introduced a herd of bison on to the island which are still very popular.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments everyone. Loved the song! Hadn't heard it for a LONG time. Not being near the ocean is the hardest thing (besides missing family/friends) about being in CO. But that's what vacations are for, right? Thanks again all.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
As many times that I've been to Southern Cal haven't had the opportunity to make it here.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 30, 2015: Boats on the Thames

PortMoresby ·
very tranquil....
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Re: September 6, 2019: Fishermen, Warkworth Bay, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Beautiful photography!!
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
That's just incredible! Thanks for a fascinating look...it would have made a good Where in the World puzzle, or What in the World... I found this animated GIF by Famine on Wikipedia that helped me visualize how it looks in operation. It's put together from a time-laps series.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
Technology and art! Fascinating yet functional.
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Re: The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
My darling father-in-law grew up in Falkirk and I've never gone there. But just mention a canal and I want to know about the towpath. A walk through Falkirk may be in my future: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk...de-union-canal.shtml Thanks, Ian.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Some "modern art" leaves me cold but that image is thought provoking and lets the mind wander - as it has yours ! Nice piece DrF !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Stunning...and hard to imagine a better place for it. Curious: how big is it? In the close-up I get the impression they could be full-size boats?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, they are all full size boats. Say an average of 4 meters (13 ft) each? Vegas is becoming a great place to see modern art.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
The word "audacious" comes to mind and, I think, appropriately. I think it's always been one of Art's jobs to make the viewer's say "What the hell?", and public art of this scale especially. It makes one want to meet the person whose mind conceived it. Good work, Nancy Rubins. ("crafted" indeed, DrF.)
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 2, 2014: Boats at Cassis, France

IslandMan ·
    We had a day to spare on a recent trip to Marseilles . The B'n' B we were staying at recommended a visit to Cassis (French pronunciation:kasi). We took a local train there, about 40 minutes journey from Marseilles. The town is situated...
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 15, 2015: By the lighthouse at Portland Bill

Mac ·
As dusk approaches the lighthouse at Portland Bill, Dorset in England, the little details of the surrounding area start to emerge. The fishing dinghys securely tied down as security from some of the sudden storms that can hit 'the Bill'. The carefully...
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Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
Where’s that, most people asked when I told them we were off to Laos.  And that about sums up the attraction -- I like getting off the beaten track, at home and abroad.  Laos is landlocked.  It’s a developing country. ...
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September 12, 2017: Harbor Scenes

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter shares some harbor scenes from North Yorkshire.
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Five outdoor activities to enjoy in Rajasthan

Pratap Singh ·
The monotonous routine life is full of boredom and stress. Outdoor adventurous activities are ultimate stress busters and fill your life with fun and excitement. Just slather your skin with a suntan and enjoy the out life under the open sky and sun. Rajasthan is a popular outdoor activity destination, and the major attractions are hot air balloon rides, paragliding, water sports, desert and camel safari. A few favorite destinations are: Desert safari at the Thar Desert The sand dunes in...
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Congratulations to Ian Cook!

DrFumblefinger ·
Ian Cook's evocative B&W photo of the Anderton Boat Lift has been accepted by the Royal Photographic Society for inclusion in an upcoming exhibition tour. Congratulations, Ian!
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September 20, 2017: House Boats on the Kerala Backwaters

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's journey into the Kerala backcountry continues, today with a house boat cruise.
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Seacliff State Beach Visitor Center, Aptos, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob learns more about the SS Palo Alto, a unique concrete ship, and the marine life around it.
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April 28, 2020: Manitoba Maritime Museum, Selkirk

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger unexpectedly comes across these ships on a cold snowy day along the banks of the Red River. It is the Manitoba Maritime Museum.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 30, 2015: Boats on the Thames

PortMoresby ·
  On long walks, day after day along a river, it’s impossible not to notice the boats, many of them progressing not much faster than I.  I love to watch them but prefer to walk myself, imagining my legs itching to get moving after...
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For railfans: London-Paris train to the past

PHeymont ·
1997 Golden Arrow special                 Photo: Oxyman / Wikimedia   For railfans, and for nostalgic travelers in general, this fall brings an opportunity to relive the days of the boat trains and ferry...
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Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
  Living in southern California for most of my life, I have spent a few weekends in Catalina. It’s only a short hour hour boat ride from Long Beach, but it seems like a world away. I love that it is so small and everyone gets around on golf...
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* Cruise Myanmar In Style *

Travel Rob ·
Beautiful Myanmar is  generating a lot of interest as a travel destination.  In 2014, a luxury  Cruise Ship will sail her mysterious waters.             ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 7, 2014: The "Big Edge", Las Vegas, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in the heart of Las Vegas' City Center, in the middle of many beautifully designed skyscrapers, is a sort of traffic jam.  Or a "boat jam", if you wish.  It's an unusual work of art crafted by Nancy Rubins and known as "Big...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 18, 2013: Sailing the Seas in NY Harbor

PHeymont ·
The clipper ship Clipper City passes the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges in New York’s East River. Clipper City carries passengers on harbor cruises, leaving from the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan.   The South Street Seaport...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug 19th, 2014: Limestone Caves, Malta

IslandMan ·
    The Maltese islands are made up of natural limestone and have been called a geological paradise by those with an interest. They are also ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling . There are many inlets, bays and rock formations where...
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June 18, 2016: Boats on the Dee, Chester, England

PHeymont ·
A sunny moment at Chester, along the River Dee, the traditional boundary between England and Wales.
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The Falkirk Wheel, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
The Falkirk Wheel is a unique rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal.
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September 6, 2019: Fishermen, Warkworth Bay, Northumberland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares some nice photos of a coble, a traditional fishing boat, in today's Pic of the Day.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Mar.4th 2014: Dubai Water Taxi

IslandMan ·
  Taxis are an essential for any city, regardless of location or size, and they come in many different forms depending where in the world you are.   At the heart of  Dubai 's old city lies Al Khor (The Creek), a wide saltwater...
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El Tigre and the Parana Delta, Argentina (Where Gumbo was #158)

DrFumblefinger ·
A great day trip from Buenos Aires is to El Tigre. Settled during a yellow fever epidemic, it was a destination of escape for the well heeled. It still has a nice laid-back feel and is a great place to go for a stroll.
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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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Is 'green cruising' the future for cruise industry?

PHeymont ·
Japanese NGO develops 'Ecoship' concept for emission-free cruising.
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The Famous River Walk in San Antonio, Texas

Samantha ·
San Antonio's famous River Walk, lined with shops and restaurants, follows the San Antonio River. Samantha recommends it for all. Read more...
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February 28, 2019: The "Maid of the Mist"

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares the story behind one of North America's wettest boat adventures, a ride on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls.
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Departures: Trains and Boats and Planes

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, the Amateur Emigrant, shares interesting thoughts and observations on the nature of travel and the traveler.
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Re: Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 15, 2015: By the lighthouse at Portland Bill

Mac ·
Fantastic photo! It really captures the location and a dreamy mood.
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Re: Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
An awesome place! An amazing journey! How developed was the tourist infrastructure? Was it hard to get around? What guidebook did you use?
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Re: Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
Hi there, Travel Luver, Thank-you for your comment. Laos is an awesome place, indeed! In the main tourist centres of Northern Laos, especially Luang Prabang, I found the tourist infra structure to be well developed. In the smaller towns, and away from the usual tourist route, there were very few hotels but Guest Houses were common. Getting around included river travel and local buses. I found river travel the most comfortable although the boats were sometimes crowded. I've seen some blogs...
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Re: Off the beaten track in Northern Laos

Jill's Scene ·
Thanks, Jill! That's very helpful info.
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Re: September 20, 2017: House Boats on the Kerala Backwaters

Professorabe ·
Sounds like a beautiful trip and a relaxing time! Thanks for sharing these.
 
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