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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Here is the missing link: https://www.ardernegardens.org.za/
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
A most beautiful garden!
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
It looks like a wonderful way to enjoy nature at its best !
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Re: Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

PHeymont ·
I can truly say that I will never think of lobster rolls in quite the same innocent way again. This was a fine tour of Portland, Maine. Thank you so much.
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
so vintage and classy, must be expensive
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
It was part of a package that included safaris in Botswana and travel to Victoria Falls, so I'm not aware of the line item expense but the package was expensive. But it was a remarkable experience, Andredeya. I usually stay in "average" places but once in a while it's nice to pamper yourself. The Cape Grace will definitely pamper you More info on Cape Town HERE . A Daytrip from Cape Town HERE .
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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
I lived in Seaside Heights for five years...I really enjoyed this article and the photos!!
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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
Thank you
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Re: What to expect from Air Travel in 2015

DrFumblefinger ·
The bar for new carriers is pretty high, though. They can't have full route systems, so they are forced to either try to horn in on high-volume routes, where others can easily drop prices low enough and long enough to push them out, or on low-volume connector routes where money can be made only with poverty-wage crew...which is why the majors have left those routes. We'll see, but I am skeptical.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
These are such amazing specimens of this flower. Beautiful pics...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Non Stop Destination ·
Nice pics, certainly a good result after such a long hike!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Non Stop Destination ·
Great photos Non Stop Destination! With a view like that,you were definitely rewarded for the hike!
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Re: Airbnb's plans for business travelers

PHeymont ·
As an Airbnb user, and also a host, again I have the feeling that the company, while tooting their "community" horn, has again proceeded with changes to the site with no input from users, but rather as conceived by the designers working in their own little world. Particularly as a host, it regularly becomes a case of "you can't get there from here". This interview is an example, telling us that corporate users will be directed only to entire properties, rather than all properties available...
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Re: Florida warned: take action against future flooding

PHeymont ·
Climate change "experts" are saying that: "Antarctica’s massive stores of ice are likely to melt as the planet warms and contribute ever greater amounts of water to the world’s oceans." But the facts are: "The winter ice around the southern continent has been growing relatively constantly since records began in 1979. The US National Snow and Ice Data Centre, which monitors sea ice using satellite data, say that the year’s maximum was 1.54m sq km (595,000 sq miles) above the 1981-2010...
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Re: Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Storm at the End of the World

DrFumblefinger ·
A cruise is my idea of a nightmare. I avoid boat journeys wherever possible - I have been known to take lengthy and rather circuitous plane rides to avoid having to go on a ferry. You know what they say about sea-sickness: "At first you feel you are going to die, but then it gets worse - you realise that you will not!"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, think about what items would fit well for thumbnail images that people could use as avatars. We can create a bunch, and I do have a number of penguin photos that fit the bill.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
It seems impossible that it's over half a century since the first little grapefruit-sized satellites went up, and amazing that a program that seemed to move on constantly has become so dormant...as if personal computer development had rushed forward rapidly...and then stopped at Windows 95! I wonder what this will look like to historians in the distant future...
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. Yes, it did seem thinks were working at warp speed in the 1960s, slowed down after that and have mostly come to a halt now. But there are still the great unmanned probes being launched (eg. Mars Rover), and the new Orion project promises to be quite exciting -- at least in its potential. It might be what takes man to Mars. I'd be happy just for a return to the moon. See how modern technology has changed the process of getting there.
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
I always thought that when rockets were fired from the launch pad, there were clouds of smoke to accompany it. I learned, on the tour, that a few seconds before launch a million gallons of water were released onto the launch pad to stop the heat of the rockets from melting the concrete base. So it was just creating some steam !
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
The water serves mostly as a sound buffer (those huge rockets are really loud!). But the massive flooding of water actually does dissipate some of the heat as well. I was really fascinated by this place, GarryRF!
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Re: ONE IN A MILLION – THE CAMPAIGN KEEPING RHINOS HORNY!

Travel With Lamb ·
I love rhinos and spotting one in the wild is a very special treat. I've only ever seen 3 wild rhinos, all in the Ngorongoro Crater (where poachers are killed by snipers -- no questions asked). Of the many senseless things happening in the world, their slaughter for just their horn makes about the least sense for me. It's sad that ancient pre-medieval traditions are driving these animals to the point of extinction. This seems like a very worthy cause, Tammy, and it's a small thing for us all...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1920's

Ottoman ·
Love that onomatopoeic license plate: "Ah Ooga!" Blows my horn, for sure!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 15, 2014: Deck Chairs Aboard QM2

IslandMan ·
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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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov 5, 2013: Crown Jewels, Vienna, Austria

DrFumblefinger ·
t  The Schatzkammer, or Imperial Treasury, is part of the Hapsburg Palace complex (adjoining the Swiss Court) in central Vienna.  Here you'll find the Crown jewels and other fascinating treasures of Austria (including an...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Non Stop Destination ·
  After a tough one hour hike up Lion's Head in Cape Town, we were rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.  The hike is very popular as it gives you a 360 view over Cape Town, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the 12...
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Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

PortMoresby ·
  Not quite recovered from the long drive the day before, and having just walked a couple of miles around the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, had I realized the extent of the hike required to get to and from the the lighthouse at Point...
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Where to go for sun if you can't go "there" now...

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Tunisia and new visa restrictions on individual travel to Egypt, the Telegraph (UK) has gathered up a list of "fun in the sun" places for those in need of sand and tan. The list, with pictures, is  HERE...
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Ethiopia Musings: 5) Visiting the Rift Valley

Lestertheinvestor ·
  About 250-300 kilometers due south of Addis Ababa is the Great Rift Valley , a remnant of long forgotten volcanic activity from millennia ago. The person I had arranged the visit with offered to drive me down to the Rift Valley Lakes, which...
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Istanbul: Cruising the Bosphorus

PHeymont ·
One of the classics for visitors to Istanbul—and for quite a few Istanbulis as well—is a cruise up the Bosphorus, the 19-mile strait that connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, and ultimately the Mediterranean. The Bosphorus is more...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 26th, 2014: St. Simons Island, Georgia

Marilyn Jones ·
    A wide sandy beach stretches out in front of The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The hotel was founded in 1935 as a seaside dance club by Frank Horn and Morgan Wynne. The hotel took on this name...
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Charleston's Cathedral of St. John the Baptist: Where Gumbo Was (#76)

PHeymont ·
  Visiting Charleston recently, I was struck by its handsome cathedral and unusual spire. The church seems reasonably well-rooted in the 19th century, but the tower reminded me of the turn-of-the-last-century church of Saint-Jean-de-Montmartre ...
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Eating our way through Istanbul (part 1)

PHeymont ·
Every city has its monuments, its churches and palaces, its prominent squares and avenues—and every visitor can easily learn how to find them. That’s true, too, for the most famous or most tourist-oriented restaurants as well. But...
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Death Valley National Park

My Thatched Hut ·
Death Valley is one of the most desolate place I have been. Others include central Greenland and the Dead Sea. Death Valley is the lowest place in the western hemisphere at 282 feet (86 metres) below sea level. The Dead Sea in Israel is 1,370...
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Unusual Itinerary: cruise to circle South America

PHeymont ·
A more-than-two-month cruise that includes the Amazon, fjords and the Falklands will sail in 2019.
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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 8, 2017: Cape George Point Lighthouse, Nova Scotia

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated high on a cliff overlooking St. George's Bay, Cape George Point Lighthouse was an unexpected but pleasant finding while exploring Nova Scotia.
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Cape Disappointment State Park - Where Gumbo Was #240

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took Gumbo to the State of Washington to visit Cape Disappointment State Park and its two lighthouses.
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January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe views some of the most impressive trees in South Africa at the Arderne Gardens.
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How to Get Your Vehicle Ready for a Long Road Trip

Guest ·
Some helpful suggestions for preparing your vehicle so that you can enjoy a road trip (sponsored content)
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Dec. 15, 2019: Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
Stormy weather at Thanksgiving gave Jonathan L an opportunity for some dramatic pictures of ocean and coast.
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May 15, 2020: Lurs, Copenhagen

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger first encountered lurs—a type of ancient bronze horn—when he saw this statue of two lur players in Copenhagen City Hall Square.
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Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa (Where Gumbo was #351)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the charming historic town of Tulbagh in South Africa.
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Brussels museum shows oldest saxophone

PHeymont ·
An 1846 model, made by Adolphe Sax himself, has been placed in the Brussels Museum of Musical Instruments on a long-term loan.
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
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The Best of the Okavango Delta: Sandibe Lodge

DrFumblefinger ·
( Female leopard resting on a shaded branch) The three days we spent at Sandibe are among the most memorable travel days I’ve ever experienced!   In my prior  post  I’ve discussed an overview of the  Okavango Delta...
 
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