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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado #2

Ottoman ·
Awesome car DrFumblefinger! A very nice find indeed Thank you for sharing it with us. By the way, if I had to guess the vintage, I would also say 1955.
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Re: The Lucky Chair in Victoria by the Sea, P.E.I.

vivie ·
Interesting! Did the chair bring you luck yet? ;-)
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Travel Luver ·
Very unusual. The sound must have been fascinating!
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Re: April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

seesaw ·
Amazing! I've never seen that before either. And how lovely to experience it at a place so close to your hearts
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Mac ·
That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the spray of the falls. It was only on arrival at the bottom that we were greeted by a large notice saying "Beware of snakes" at which we beat a hasty retreat back to the hotel!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
I didn't know you could walk to the bottom of the falls... Must have been an incredible sight (and quite a wet experience as well...) Cheers, Gilles Originally Posted by Mac: That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: That certainly brings back memories! Sometime in the late 1970's my wife and I were lucky enough to travel to Zambia and drove down to the falls from Lusaka staying at a hotel close by. The next morning we decided to follow the foot path that went down to the bottom of the falls, through the bush, well watered by the spray of the falls. It was only on arrival at the bottom that we were greeted by a large notice saying "Beware of snakes" at which we beat a hasty...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Travel Luver ·
The aerial images give an amazing perspective! I didn't know how narrow that gorge was. Was this a special helicopter overflight or were you lucky enough to get these shots from the window of your airplane?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
The gorge is actually extremely narrow, and it is only from the air that you get a full perspective of the Falls, as you have too much mist to have a full grasp of the whole. Yes, I took an helicopter, and it was an amazing flight. From Zambia, you can also take an Ultra Light Flight, which must be even more amazing. I didn't cross into Zambia and regretted it afterwards. I would also have loved to jump in the Devil's Pool on the Zambian side, but I think there was too much water at that...
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

GarryRF ·
Some wonderful pix of Australia that bring back so many memories of my visits Islandman I could look at those rock formations for hours. Looking into a million years of history. Australia is certainly like nowhere else on Earth and every day is a fascinating adventure. Certainly is a well written comprehensive Blog you've presented. I've enjoyed it. Thanks.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing this interesting and most beautiful roadtrip with us, Islandman! Another one for my bucketlist.
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Re: The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Travel Rob ·
Wow Islandman ,thank you for this blog. it really moved Australia up on my list. When i saw your photo of the Loch Ard Gorge i immediately thought of the Calanques near Marseilles, France .
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Cunard's Anniversary includes Lusitania Memorial

PHeymont ·
Cunard, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year with all manner of events, including sail-bys of its major ships and cruises featuring historians, recreations of gala balls and more. It will also divert one of its newest liners, the Queen...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 23, 2015: Victoria Falls - “The Smoke That Thunders”, Zimbabwe

Grand Escapades ·
    At Victoria Falls, the mighty Zambezi River disappears in the 108 meter deep narrow gorge. This makes it among the biggest waterfalls on this planet. It’s not only deep but also narrow, thus explaining the tremendous spray.  ...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 23, 2014: Traveller's Rest Hotel, Gippsland, AUS

IslandMan ·
   Australia is well known for its country and outback towns. The region of Gippsland is located in the south-eastern part of the state of Victoria. It covers an area of around 16,000 sq.miles (41,000 sq.klm) and is an economic, rural area...
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A Different London Tube Service, with Wine

PHeymont ·
Imagine steak dinner with wine and Scotch-whiskey ice cream in a London tube car. Impossible? Not at all. Guardian (UK) reports on trip4real, which publicizes little-known aspects of cities to tourists and locals alike. For more details on dinner in a...
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April 27, 2017: Lake Winnipeg Ice Crystals, Manitoba, Canada

Ottoman ·
Ottoman stumbled upon this amazing sight while visiting his father a few days ago.
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March 20. 2020: Fresh Snow, Victoria Beach, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beach resort of Victoria Beach in Manitoba, after a fall of fresh snow.
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Victoria Falls: The Zambian Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Eastern Cataract of the Falls, the Zambian Side, during the dry season)Our journey took us from the magical place that is Chobe National Park, across the Chobe River and into Zambia.  This journey required a boat ride, a rather lengthy wait...
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Victoria Falls: The Zimbabwe Side

DrFumblefinger ·
(Victoria Falls, viewed from the western Zimbabwe side)After our introduction to the Falls in Zambia, we wanted to venture to Zimbabwe to see how the Victoria Falls experience in that country compared. We were visiting during the dry season and, as...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 2, 2015: Warped Reflections, Melbourne

IslandMan ·
    The city of Melbourne (Australia) is my home town, and I enjoy being a tourist in my own city. It has been called one of the most livable cities in the world, and I can only agree with that.   The central downtown area makes for...
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Australia finds new rival for Great Barrier Reef

PHeymont ·
You may not have heard of Wilson's Promontory, but you likely will. Scientists exploring the area with robot cameras and sensors have found that the area, part of an Australian Marine National Park, shows great similarities to the Great Barrier Reef,...
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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London (Where Gumbo Was #247)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Albert Memorial in London's Kensington Gardens. The memorial is a tribute to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42.
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July 26, 2018: Last Reminder of Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Surprised at how much ice remained in the bays of Lake Winnipeg in Mid-May, the presence of ice and cold water didn't stop these hardy Canadian youngsters from enjoying the sunny day and a chance to float on a small iceberg.
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The (Long and Winding) Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

IslandMan ·
Australia is a vast country, and, if you have ever been there and traversed it in some way, you will appreciate the sheer size and expanse of this island continent. The best way I have discovered to see the true beauty of this country is to drive...
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Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado #2

DrFumblefinger ·
Spotted this beautiful machine sitting in front of an antique shop in Minturn, Colorado, a few days after seeing my most memorable "on the road" car (which you can read about at this link ) . It's a grand Fairlane Crown Victoria, about 1955 vintage...
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October 24, 2016: Osprey, Victoria Beach, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
An up close look at an osprey on its nesting platform. Osprey are commonly called fish eagles and are very adept at catching fish -- which lazier bald eagles often steal from them.
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September 27, 2016: The Rock on Victoria Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of a lovely beach, and the mystery of a large boulder suddenly appeared on it.
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December 3, 2017: Victoria Beach, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
A nostalgic visit to Victoria Beach, where DrFumblefinger's family had a summer vacation home so long ago. Had it changed much over the years??
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August 22, 2016: Victoria University, Toronto

DrFumblefinger ·
A walk near Toronto's Ontario Legislative Building lead to the discovery of beautiful Victoria University, academic home of some of Canada's most famous citizens.
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The Lucky Chair in Victoria by the Sea, P.E.I.

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the famous Lucky Chair in Victoria by the Sea on Prince Edward Island.
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July 25, 2019: Reflections of the Alpenglow, Lake Louise

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger, after finishing an invigorating hike at Lake Louise, enjoys the lovely light of the setting sun and Alpenglow.
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Re: Lighthouse/Victoria by the Sea, Prince Edward Island

DrFumblefinger ·
Cool lighthouse -- sort of my mental image of P.E.I.
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Re: Lighthouse/Victoria by the Sea, Prince Edward Island

vivie ·
Nice! Can't wait to go back to PEI next weekend!
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Re: July 26, 2018: Last Reminder of Winter

GarryRF ·
It's amazing how people adjust to their own environment. I enjoy the cold of winter. Nice sunny day and Jack Frost nibbling at your toes. If the young ones hanging on to the Iceberg had been Polar Bears - I would have donated £20 to Greenpeace !
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Re: July 26, 2018: Last Reminder of Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
The act of dunking oneself into freezing water is often known as a "polar bear" activity. So get ready with those £20, Garry.
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Victoria by the Sea- Prince Edward Island

Travel Rob ·
Victoria by the Sea- Prince Edward Island
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PEI's Biggest Tree/ Victoria by the Sea

Travel Rob ·
PEI's Biggest Tree/ Victoria by the Sea
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Lake Winnipeg is still frozen solid

DrFumblefinger ·
Lake Winnipeg is still frozen solid
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Waiting for Spring, Victoria Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Waiting for Spring, Victoria Beach
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Spring, Victoria Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Spring, Victoria Beach
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Deer crossing the road, Victoria Beach

DrFumblefinger ·
Deer crossing the road, Victoria Beach
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June 5, 2020: Stump Art, Manitoba

DrFumblefinger ·
These inverted and nicely carved tree stumps serve as yard ornaments in Manitoba.
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The Empty Plinth, Regina

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger will remember 2020, in part, as the year the statues came down around the globe.
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Re: The Empty Plinth, Regina

DrFumblefinger ·
Respectfully, I disagree with you PHeymont.
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Re: The Empty Plinth, Regina

PHeymont ·
Sadly, many public statues do not show us history for " what is was, warts and all," but rather a distorted image of it. Let us be clear: removing a statue is not removing history, it is removing a statement about history. When statues of Saddam Hussein were torn down in Iraq, no one thought they were saying he hadn’t happened, but rather that he shouldn’t have been honored. For the same reason, there are no Hitler statues in Germany. The same could be applied to those in Revolutionary War...
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Re: The Empty Plinth, Regina

GarryRF ·
When I see a sign from our past I always like to dig deeper into its History. Bearing in mind that History of any conflict is always written by the Victors. If we don't see "Doorways" into our past then we'll look no further. Man's inhumanity to Man is never far away and needs to be kept in our thoughts. Maybe a better option would be to add more Statues of Famous folks of Non-White Descent. Balance the books - Don't burn them.
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Barry Barford ·
In southern Africa, Barry Barford visits some stand-out attractions.
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