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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Travel Rob ·
Love the idea of photos taken in different seasons from the same spot.My favorite of your excellent photos above has to the Crescent-Moon Shot
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

DrFumblefinger ·
Well done DrY! They're all good photos, but my favorites are the plane flying into the sunrise (top one), and those scary storm clouds, which I love to watch!
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

PortMoresby ·
I too, love the scary clouds. And frosty winter day, too, almost monochromatic, a vintage feel. Good work, Dr.Y.
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Re: The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Jonathan L ·
Lovely Pictures! I lived in Canmore for 1 year (well 10.5 months). It is a beautiful part of the world, even if summer only lasts from July 25 until Aug 5.
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Re: STORM WATCH: CHECK BEFORE YOU GO

DrFumblefinger ·
I just heard that all the "shutting down" of the city is estimated to have cost NYC some $200,000,000. And in the end less than a foot of snow fell, not insignificant, but far from the storm of the century. PHeymont, you're on the ground in the New York area, what was it like?
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Re: STORM WATCH: CHECK BEFORE YOU GO

PHeymont ·
Estimates of the cost of shutting down for a storm come from the same fiction factory as th estimates of how much money a city will make by spending $100 million tax dollars on a new stadium... That said, had the track of the storm been only very slightly east of where it went—and there was no way to know it would shift—we would have had 2-3 feet, and the risk of many people stranded on roads. At times in the past, also, when equipment was not properly positioned off line, it took much too...
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PHeymont ·
It's not often we get an inside view of an event like this, while it's going on. Thanks! I've been wondering whether people on Kauai, where Iniki changed everything, had very different reactions to the possible storm than those on the Big Island?
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

PortMoresby ·
And another wonder...I wonder how many parks have signs ready on a shelf for closings due to "severe weather" and "tropical storm".
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Hawaiians are pretty mellow folks, as you know, PHeymont. And they weren't too excited about this Hurricane. Cautiously aware but no adrenaline flowing if that makes sense. Good point about signage, PM.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
You cant say your vacations are uneventful DrF. Something to remember for a long time. Here in the UK we're still sweeping up the debris after Hurricane Gonzalo came through this morning. Winds up to 88mph.. But I didn't pay for the privilege of having my day spoilt like you did. Sun will come out tomorrow - more pix needed please !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
The sun did indeed come out today (Tuesday). As you can see from the attached photo. Lots of photos of the trip already up on Gumbo on the Go, with more to follow. Check out that link here: https://www.travelgumbo.com/clips?fileType=IMAGE
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Wonderful collection of photos DrF. Very educational too.. I didn't know they grew coffee beans there too. My biggest regret is the 3 day stopover I had there. It was nowhere near long enough. But your pix have been an insight into some of the things I would have loved to see.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. Kona coffee is among the most flavorful in the world. Very smooth and rich in flavor. Hawaii's not easy to get to, especially from Europe, but it's worth some effort to do so.
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
Some of the best long haul flights stop off in interesting places. That's why I love taking a few days in San Francisco. And Hawaii. Mainly because I can walk for miles. So many US cities are not "Pedestrian friendly" I'm off to search the internet for Kona Coffee ! I have noticed that the Islands have the most memorable Flag of all the US States ! Thanks DrF !
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
That flag must have been inspired by Captain Cook. And we all know what happened to him on these islands....(if you don't, google it).
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Re: Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

GarryRF ·
The Flag was adopted 70 years after the death of Cook. It was designed by the Head of the Hawaiian Navy. Who's previous employment was with the British Royal Navy.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photo reminds me of a cruise we just did a few months ago in the Chilean fjordland. When we approached cape Horn, famous for its stormy seas, we were in constant winds of 100 knots, with gusts of 160 knots. The deck was even emptier than your photo above would indicate! Nice photos, Islandman. Thanks for taking all of us aboard the Queen Mary.
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The Changing Mood of Calgary Skies

Dr.Y ·
Calgary, a city of about 1.1 million people, is situated in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. It's in the region where the Great Plains of Central Canada abutt the mountains.  Calgary is about 1 hour's drive east of beautiful Banff...
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Hawaii: Coping with Hurricane Ana

DrFumblefinger ·
It's not every day a traveler has to deal with a hurricane -- especially when vacationing in the South Pacific.  My first brushes with one were exciting in a way, but tedious in most respects.     I've experienced a number of "natural...
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July 10, 2016: Winter storm, Banff

sarcee ·
A classic photo of a winter storm in the Canadian Rockies, approaching the town of Banff
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

IslandMan ·
  empty deck chairs on the QM2   When we think about cruising the seas aboard a luxury liner, we conjure up images of stately cabins, five star dining, deck quoits, sitting by the pool, dancing till dawn and exotic ports of call. Well, I...
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Ouch! Business Feeling Pinch of Shutdown and Storms

PHeymont ·
Two reports over the last two days show the economic impact of events can snowball (sorry, those of you who are still shoveling...)   According to the Interior Department, last fall's Federal government shutdown cost state governments $414...
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May 11, 2017: Spring Ice Storm, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Ottoman ·
It's spring, and if you live in the Great White North, you never know what type of weather Mother Nature will spring on you.
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Sept. 26, 2016: Storm over Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
The drama of a storm, captured in a series of photos by ViewFromTheChair.
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October 29, 2016: 3 a.m, Newcastle Upon Tyne

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
Was recently woken up at three a.m. by a thunderstorm, so stood at my front door to capture this image.
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Oct. 15, 2016: Autumn Storms

GarryRF ·
An early Autumn storm seen over Liverpool Bay by GarryRF puts an end to summer and summer flowers.
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April 19, 2017: Winter storm Approaching

Pierre Renault ·
Pierre was driving in the foothills west of Calgary and saw these storm clouds approaching. A classic Canadian winter scene.
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Thanksgiving Storm: Check with your airline!

PHeymont ·
As of Wednesday morning, airlines have cancelled over 200 flights in anticipation of a Noreaster that will hit the New York area and surrounding territory starting Wednesday afternoon. About half the cancellations involve New York Laguardia and Newark...
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Oh, no! Next winter storm aims at South

PHeymont ·
In the wake of recent heavy storms that have buried Boston and other cities as well as shattering travel plans, another winter storm is causing cancellations, and this time the target cities are in the southern part of the country, including...
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Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
Begging indulgence from the Senior Gumbo Gurus. Following my previous visit to stormy Portland Bill last week, yesterday the sun came out and the wind picked up a notch more, so I just had to make a quick trip back there to see what might have...
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UPDATED STORM AND CANCELLATION NEWS HERE

PHeymont ·
As of 8 am, more than 3500 flights have been cancelled in advance of the northeast blizzard. Check your airline, and check here for links to updated news stories throughout the day. Start  HERE   At shortly before 10 AM, the number of...
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STORM WATCH: CHECK BEFORE YOU GO

PHeymont ·
See the News section below for links to new updates as the major northeast blizzard develops...many flights have already been cancelled pre-emptively to avoid having travelers—and planes—trapped. Many city and intercity road and rail...
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December 29, 2019: After the Ice Storm

Jonathan L ·
An Ice storm hit NYC, and Jonathan L went to document it.
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November 11, 2018: Clearing storm, Rocky Mountains

DrFumblefinger ·
I drove through the Crowsnest Pass this week, just after a storm had moved over the Continental Divide. The fresh snow on the Rocky Mountains and soft light were quite lovely.
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Re: Oct. 15, 2016: Autumn Storms

Travel Rob ·
Really a great shot! My peaceful beach is largely gone having been taken away by Hurricane Matthew.
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Re: October 29, 2016: 3 a.m, Newcastle Upon Tyne

GarryRF ·
Wow ! That's hot off the press !
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Re: October 29, 2016: 3 a.m, Newcastle Upon Tyne

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
Thanks very much GarryRF was worth gettung uo for regards Tony
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Re: October 29, 2016: 3 a.m, Newcastle Upon Tyne

sarcee ·
now thats quick photography nice capture
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Re: October 29, 2016: 3 a.m, Newcastle Upon Tyne

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
Thanks first lightning capture for me
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Travel Rob ·
Mac, again your photos are absolutely incredible!
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with Rob, Mac! A superb set of photos of a windy day in South England. Beanie might not be a bad idea, because if that gets lifted the gusts might also just be strong enough to take you with it.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PHeymont ·
The 4th and 5th pictures in this set, especially the 4th, make me think of paintings by JMW Turner...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
And not a single Surfboard in sight .... the English are such a fickle race !
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

DrFumblefinger ·
A little surprising not to find at least one surfer wanting to ride into that nice soft sandy beach, but maybe the waves don't "break" just right. Have the British never seen the epic movie "Riding Giants" (about those surfers who ride the monstrous 10 meter waves)? Nor a single wind-sailer out their either.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

PortMoresby ·
Having walked along Chesil Beach, to the NW of Portland, what you describe, DrF, as " nice soft sandy beach", is actually rocks. I suspect those beaches in Mac's pictures are the same, not much fun to walk on and I'm guessing no fun to hit coming off a board.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
PortMoresby is very right DrF, Chesil Beach is a 'shingle' beach is 29 kilometres (18 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) wide and 15 metres (50 ft) high - and pretty steep too!! The 'shingle' (large round pebbles) varies from pea-sized at the north-west end (by West Bay) to orange-sized at the south-east end (by Portland). It is said that smugglers who landed on the beach in the middle of the night could judge "exactly where they were" by the size of the shingle. The beach has been the scene of...
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

GarryRF ·
If its sun-sea-sand and safe surfing you're looking for then try Liverpool -in the North West of England. Where the sand is so soft that even Rolls Royce use it to smooth car bodies prior to painting. So you're guaranteed a smooth landing when your board comes ashore !
 
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