Tagged With "fishing"

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Re: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

GarryRF ·
Certainly is worth going to Toronto just for that experience ! Taking the kids to an exhibition of wildlife stays with them forever. They reminisce with their friends for years. Never forget it. Certainly would love to repeat the experience myself. Looks like a masterpiece of an Aquarium.
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Re: Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments, Garry. The kids there were all having a lot of fun, so it would be the kind of place for families to visit for sure. They have special kid-focused exhibits and play areas, perfect for keeping their attention and letting off some steam. The Dangerous Reef exhibit is especially impressive and worth the ticket price all by itself. But there are a lot of unusual exhibits and aquatic animals. My favorite aquarium still remains the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which I hope to...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec 17, 2014: Fish Creek Park, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
You picked the perfect morning for these photos, SCP. The light in winter in Calgary is really superb for photos, and you did a great job with these. Happy Holidays to you as well!
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Re: Iquitos Jungle Tour

Travel Rob ·
Thanks, what an incredible tour. Even has a Gumbo favorite,a Gustave Eiffel building! https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...with-the-tour-eiffel
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Re: Iquitos Jungle Tour

Travel Rob ·
I was going to ask about the different face paints.What were the differences between single ,married and looking, or could you tell?
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Re: Iquitos Jungle Tour

eluxton ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: I was going to ask about the different face paints.What were the differences between single ,married and looking, or could you tell? The one I have in the photo is married (this was to avoid confusion, I was there with my boyfriend but we're not really married). The one for single was a lot simpler, just a streak on each cheek as I remember it, but I didn't get to see the one for 'looking' as no one in our group was!!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 18th, 2014: Chihuahua Man of Marsaxlokk

PortMoresby ·
Island Man, just over a year ago I landed on Malta after my freighter trip from Singapore. I stayed first in Marsaxlokk for several days, at Duncan Accommodations, above the bar of the same name, which it appears Chihuahua Man is looking right at! I loved the town, especially fun on market day. Thanks for the memory.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 18th, 2014: Chihuahua Man of Marsaxlokk

DrFumblefinger ·
Love the photo and the backstory, Islandman! Chihuahuas are really quite amazing animals -- extremely intelligent and very affectionate with their owners. A little small for my taste, but I can see his attraction to them.
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Re: Feb. 5, 2016: Fishing boats, Santiago de Cuba

Travel Rob ·
Great photos!
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Re: Feb. 5, 2016: Fishing boats, Santiago de Cuba

GarryRF ·
You must have been tempted to spend a few hours fishing the blue waters !
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Re: Touch a Shark at Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
I love visiting this aquarium, too, Samantha! The shark tank is extremely cool and there are lots of interesting exhibits to explore -- especially fun with kids. Still, my personal favorite is the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
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Re: Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Marilyn Jones ·
I haven't been to Whitby in years...thank yu for the memories!
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Re: Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Amateuremigrant ·
Camping on the pig farm beyond the abbey in the sixties �� But loved it. A fine wee nugget of a port town that never seems to lose its charm - there's no room, unlike sprawling cousins of Scarboro, Brid and Filey
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Re: August, 14, 2017: School of Fish, Sparks, Nevada

GarryRF ·
Worthy of a Prize in any competition !
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Re: Lunenberg, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo Was #244)

GarryRF ·
The Ship "Picton Castle" was constructed for a company in Swansea - Wales. It was the first Ship to arrive in Norway near the end of WW2 and was known as the "Liberator of Norway"
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Re: North America, part 1 - Salmon Spawning in Canada

Kirsten Hines ·
We were traveling by boat along the northwest coast between Bella Bella and Prince Rupert. The company that ran our charter was awesome - Mothership Adventures . I highly recommend them.
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Re: The Rockefeller Gardens - Ormond Beach, Florida

Travel Rob ·
Great info! If one can limit going to the theme parks, Florida is really a reasonably priced travel destination.
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Re: May 19, 2017: Kingfishers, Northern England

Professorabe ·
Superb photos! Many of my own 'kingfisher photos' have been of empty twigs or a blurred something escaping into the distance.
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Re: May 19, 2017: Kingfishers, Northern England

GarryRF ·
Excellent collection. Guaranteed to make you smile.
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Re: May 19, 2017: Kingfishers, Northern England

Marilyn Jones ·
Oh my goodness...I would be proud to capture even one of these photos and you captured the kingfishers so many times!! My favorite is the kingfisher shaking the fish and the water spraying out; what a fantastic collection of photos!
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Re: May 19, 2017: Kingfishers, Northern England

DrFumblefinger ·
Agree with Garry and Marilyn. A wonderful collection of photos and the ones of the kingfishers bashing the fish against a branch are among my favorites as well!
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Re: North America, part 1 - Salmon Spawning in Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Seeing bald eagles or grizzly bears in their natural environment is always thrilling! What a great experience. Exactly where did you go for this encounter?
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Re: North America, part 1 - Salmon Spawning in Canada

Travel Rob ·
Kirsten, great piece! I had very similar thoughts when I saw the Salmon swimming upstream in Alaska. While it was truly an amazing sight, the Salmon were so beat up it definitely brought out mixed emotions.
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments guys. Garry, glad you and your wife liked my post. Yes, he is a Monty Python fan and says - One thin wafter, lol. Thanks for the video drfumblefinger. Thanks again for the comments.
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
I love the sights, the sounds, the colours and - yes - the smells of a market. Finding a new fruit or vegetable is amazing. Usually in a country I'm visiting. I found your husbands likings so funny. I read it to my wife but I couldn't finish a sentence for laughing ! Maybe he's a Monty Python fan ?
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

DrFumblefinger ·
Great visit to a great market! I try to get to the Pike's Place market almost every time I visit Seattle. You are right, Samantha, there's nothing magical about the fish being thrown around. Everytime someone buys a salmon, it sails from one employee to another to another, and they are remarkably good at it! So if you want to see the action, buy yourself one of these great fish. This is actually a very well known feature of the market and the salmon can be frozen and shipped most anywhere in...
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Re: Let's Go Shopping at Pike Place Market - Seattle, WA

GarryRF ·
Wow ! That's some kind of Looney Tunes habit - and I thought the Brits were weird. I've learned something new today.
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Kestrel, Fish Creek Provincial Park

sarcee ·
Kestrel, Fish Creek Provincial Park
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Some of the larger fish on display

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of the larger fish on display
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 2, 2014: The Fishmonger, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  Fish are an important and traditional source of dietary protein for those living in coastal Sri Lanka.   Even in modern times fishing is still very much a cottage industry.  You'll commonly see fisherman out on the ocean in the...
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Iquitos Jungle Tour

eluxton ·
Iquitos, a surprisingly large town in the very heart of the Amazon rainforest in Peru, is one of the biggest cities in the world that’s unreachable by road. We had sailed down the Amazon river from Colombia to reach it, and now found ourselves...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2014: Bergen's Historic Bryggen Waterfront

PHeymont ·
— Bryggen (it actually means waterfront) is the historic wharf area of Bergen, Norway, widely known for its brightly-colored warehouses and its long history. Most of the oldest buildings date to the heyday of the Hanseatic presence here from the...
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Monterey's Fish House, California

DrFumblefinger ·
Most of us would agree that one of the greatest pleasures of traveling is discovering new and terrific places to eat.  I often research a few possibilities in advance of a trip but while visiting Monterey recently had not done so.  Traveling...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 18th, 2014: Chihuahua Man of Marsaxlokk

IslandMan ·
  Marsaxlokk (pronounced "Marsushlock") is a fishing village on the south coast of Malta. It's popular for its picturesque promenade, traditional Maltese fishing boats, Sunday market and a choice of restaurants that serve some of the best seafood...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 13, 2015: Red Carp, Thousand Island Lake

Dr.Y ·
  The Thousand Islands Lake is a artificial lake located in the southwest of the city of Hangzhou.  There are 1,078 islands dotting a lake that covers 567.4 square kilometers.  In 1959, Xin’anjiang Dam, which is used to generate...
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Feb. 5, 2016: Fishing boats, Santiago de Cuba

PHeymont ·
On Santiago de Cuba's waterfront, a fleet of colorful small fishing boats, owned by a fishermen's cooperative, finds its home.
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February 23, 2016: Pier — Whitby, North Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Whitby Pier in North Yorkshire.
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Lunenberg, Nova Scotia (Where Gumbo Was #244)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the coastal town of Lunenberg in Nova Scotia. Lunenberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site because it is the best preserved example of a British-planned community in Canada. It is a great spot to spend a day.
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The Rockefeller Gardens - Ormond Beach, Florida

Samantha ·
Join Samantha for a visit to the extensive gardens and park land that were once the private Florida estate of the Rockefellers.
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October 4, 2017: Fishermen on Kerala Beach

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares snapshots and a first-hand account of a traditional fishing method in Kerala, India
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Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Whitby, North Yorkshire. A modern visitor attraction, working fishing port, with ancient religious heritage that inspired Bram Stoker.
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August, 14, 2017: School of Fish, Sparks, Nevada

DrFumblefinger ·
An unusual piece of public art captured DrFumblefinger's attention in, of all places, an outlet mall.
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Fishing for wild boar in Italian waters

PHeymont ·
Yes, that's what the headline says, and what it meant. A group of Italian fishermen were startled to find a wild boar swimming alongside, 6 km off the coast of Puglia in southern Italy.   After filming the video above (who would believe them...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 31, 2015 : The Stilt Fisherman of Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
    Stilt fishing is unique to Sri Lanka and is found only on the southwestern part of the island (between Unawatuna and Weligama). The fishermen sit on a cross bar called a  petta (although plastic chairs are also used) tied to a...
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