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Re: South America, part 3 - Nesting Leatherback Sea Turtles

DrFumblefinger ·
Fascinating! I was just visiting Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia today and discovered that leatherbacks like to spend their summers off the coast feasting on jellyfish. Amazing what long journeys they make to lay their eggs.
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Re: Is Porto worth the trip?

PHeymont ·
Much as I loved my time in Porto...it's NOT a day trip. Much too much to do there, including evening stroll along the Douro, port-wine tasting across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia and more. I'd say take the advice above and save Porto for another trip. Of the recommended day trips above, I'd vote for Sintra. It's an easy trip--trains run about every 30 minutes, more frequently in rush hours, The town itself is interesting, the Moorish Castle up on the mountain and the Pena Palace above that...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

PHeymont ·
Thanks! They're all sweet, but my heart really beats for the MG T series...and that's a beauty!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

Travel Rob ·
Great! Love the 1950 Mercury!
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

DrFumblefinger ·
And I'm partial to the 55 Bel Air. Probably the subdued black and white, not the peacockish "Jamaican Bay" color.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1940's and 1950's

GarryRF ·
The stuff that dreams are made of ! The '57 Bel Air has to be the one above the crowd. Loved the MGs and memories of the time when you could fix your own Midget and Sprite without a College degree ! Happy Days !
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

GarryRF ·
Beautiful collection Ottoman ! Wouldn't the pink Mustang look great in an original colour. Cant stop - back for another look - Thanks !
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF I totally agree with your comment. Pink would not have been the color I would have chosen for the Mustang, but it still was a beauty to gaze at and admire. On a side note, I had to laugh out loud when I read the license plate on the "Barracuda" which essentially reads "You are fish bait". Yes, viewing these amazing cars is great fun. I hope you enjoy my last two blogs on "Cruise Night" which I believe are to be posted on September 2 (Cars from the 1960's Part 2) and September 9...
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

GarryRF ·
Yes - I noticed the plates on the Mustang Ottoman. Sometimes you just look at a picture - and think - that's just not right ! Like photos of mans best friend, his dog, Dressed as a cowboy with a bandana and a Stetson hat ! Makes my toes curl up. Cringe worthy ! So I've put Sept 2nd in my diary. "The arrival of Ottomans Masterpieces ... and Hurricane Cristobal" What a fun day !
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 1)

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF! I do hope that by the time Hurricane Cristobal reaches the UK it will be nothing more than a weak tropical storm. Here's hoping Cristobal misses you altogether and that the only thing that should "blow you away" on September 2 is my "Cruise Night" blog (ya ya I know...really bad joke, right?). Take care of yourself and stay safe. Let us know how you weather this looming storm.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

DrFumblefinger ·
I think my heart belongs to that red and black Camaro.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

Ottoman ·
Good choice Dr Fumblefinger. I like them all, but if I had to pick a favorite, it would be a tie between the 1968 Chevrolet Chevelle and the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1970's and 1980's

GarryRF ·
Some beautiful cars in colours from the Candy Store ! Another amazing collection and worth a close inspection. All these cars must be kept under wraps for most of the year and wait for summer. Thanks for another visit to modern art.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
This collection is getting a bit more international. Lovely example of the Mini. My son has a Mini and 3 other Austin Marinas in Maryland. Rebuilt each one from scratch.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1970's and 1980's

Ottoman ·
Hi again GarryRF Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed this collection of photos. You are correct that these cars are definitely kept warm and secure in garages all over Thunder Bay during the harsh winter months, which makes it all the more special to see them out and about in the summertime. Just another reason why I love summers in the Great White North, eh.
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

Ottoman ·
Hi GarryRF! Nice car. You should be proud. Thanks for sharing P.S.: Did you manage to come away unscathed by Hurricane Cristobal?
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Re: "Cruise Night", Thunder Bay, Ontario: The 1960's (Part 2)

GarryRF ·
Hi Ottoman. Cristobal was wonderful ! It went up to Iceland and brought the UK warm Caribbean air - and back into summer.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Travel Rob ·
I love cars with personality and this ones got it!
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

IslandMan ·
a bit of rust can give so much character to an old vehicle..and this one is a good example
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Minturn, Colorado

Ottoman ·
Wow...that is one tough old car. I can't help but be impressed that this old car is still on the road, especially if the engine looks half as bad as the body. They don't make them like this anymore. By the way Dr Fumblefinger, to answer your above question, I believe this is a 1974 Chevrolet Impala, or at least what's left of it.
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Re: Around Halifax

Travel Rob ·
Very nice write-up! Downtown Halifax has some very narrow streets and just was not built for the traffic it gets today. Halifax has some interesting things. It's not my favorite city but Nova Scotia as a whole is a beautiful place to take a road trip.
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Re: Possible second Viking site found in Newfoundland

DrFumblefinger ·
I wouldn't be surprised if they made their way up the St. Lawrence River some, and down the coast past New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and to the Northeastern state regions of the USA. It seems their earlier explorations were at a time of warmer weather and that what might have limited their travels and caused them to pull back was the beginning of a spell of cold weathers, perhaps even a mini-ice age. Iceland used to be a forested country, but it didn't take but 200 years or so until the Vikings...
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

DrFumblefinger ·
A great story, a beautiful car, and great photos. Thanks for sharing, Ottoman!
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Ottoman ·
Thanks for the feedback DrFumblefinger. Although, if you had seen me taking these photos with my cell phone, I think you would've passed your Fumblefinger name on to me.
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 1, 2015: Pulpit Rock

Mac ·
Pulpit Rock is a coastal feature at the southern tip of the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. The artificial stack of rock was left in the 1870s after a natural arch was cut away by quarrymen at the Bill Quarry on the famous headland, Portland Bill....
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Gumbo’s Pic of the Day, May 8, 2015: Portland Bill lighthouse at dusk

Mac ·
On the isle of Portland in Dorset, England, the tip of the isle 'Portland Bill' and nearby Chesil Beach are the graveyards of many vessels that failed to reach Weymouth or Portland Roads. The Portland Race is caused by the meeting of the tides between...
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Hagia Sophia: Incredible in Every Way (Where Gumbo Was, #103)

PHeymont ·
Hagia Sophia is surely one of the most widely-recognized buildings on Earth, which is amazing considering that the world is so populated with other buildings modeled on it or even directly copied from it. Built as a Byzantine church, it became the...
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Halifax Waterfront

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the beautiful Halifax Waterfront
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Nov. 17, 2017: Wreck of a trawler, Nova Scotia Beach

Ian Cook ·
Nothing livens up a beach walk more than spotting a shipwreck! Ian Cook shares the story of the Nova Scotia, whose ruins can be spotted at low tide in Northumberland.
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New Disney cruise ports: Quebec and Bermuda

PHeymont ·
Disney Cruise Line is adding Bermuda for the first time, with sailings from NY and from another new port, Quebec.
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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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Norway's Hurtigruten adds North America trips

PHeymont ·
Hurtigruten, the iconic Norwegian coastal and expedition operator, is reaching out to a new North American market.
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April 10, 2017: Sunset over the Bay of Fundy

DrFumblefinger ·
From his plane seat, DrFumblefinger captures the sun setting over the Bay of Fundy, as a storm breaks up over the Bay.
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March 23, 2017: Proud to be Hookers at Jean's Gift Shop, Chéticamp, NS

Ottoman ·
Don't let the name fool you. This family friendly arts & crafts gift shop should be rated "A" for Awesome.
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Fort Beausejour/ Fort Cumberland (Where Gumbo Was #232)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found at Fort Beausejour/ Fort Cumberland in New Brunswick, Canada.
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The Acadian Museum of Quebec in Bonaventure

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob learns about the history of Acadians in Quebec
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July 4, 2018: Spotted on the Road, Carson City

DrFumblefinger ·
A classic 1958 Impala was spotted on a parking lot in Carson City. It had been regularly used as a family car for almost 60 years.
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February 24, 2020: 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger spots a lovely 1968 Camaro RS in Calgary.
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Around Halifax

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images and observations of his ramblings around Halifax.
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Finis Terrae: End of the Earth

Amateuremigrant ·
Bob Cranwell, our resident travel philosopher and raconteur, shares another interesting travel tale rooted in Santiago de Compostela.
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5 Outdoor Activities You Need To Do in Canada

Amit M (Guest) ·
Canada is well known for its natural beauty, and it makes sense that outdoor activities are popular in the country. Amit has some suggestions for your consideration (sponsored content)
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Porto: The Second City

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares views, notes and some history from Portugal's second-largest city.
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Spotted on the Road, Apple Valley MN: 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Ottoman ·
  My family and I were visiting Apple Valley, Minnesota last week.  One sunny afternoon, we decided to stop for lunch at one of our favorite restaurants.  As I parked our vehicle, my son and daughter said "Dad!  Check out the cool...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 15, 2015: Dom Luis I Bridge, Porto

PHeymont ·
  This stunning bridge connecting Porto, Portugal and its sibling Vila Nova da Gaia across the Douro River is a great place for a view of both cities and the river; its upper deck is now only for pedestrians and trams, while the lower deck is...
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Italian pizza-makers demand license law

PHeymont ·
A spinach pizza from Torino                                       Photo: Nova / Wikimedia   Amar, the association of Italian pizza-makers is demanding...
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Spotted on the Road, Jackson, Wyoming

DrFumblefinger ·
    You'd likely never know there was a Boot and Shoe Repair shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, if not for this strategically placed pickup truck parked by the highway heading to the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park . ...
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April 26, 2018: Kilchurn Castle, Scotland.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the history of Kilchurn Castle in the Scottish Highlands, along with some memorable monochrome images.
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Halifax's Seaport Farmer's Market

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Seaport Farmer's Market adjoining Halifax's harbor.
 
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