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Re: September 3, 2016: Rainbow(s) over the Kootenay Rockies

GarryRF ·
An ever changing canvas of art. Sometimes you just have to stop - and take in the beauty of nature. As the sun was setting last week - the sky turned a shade of purple. And the cars that were white - had a UV look to them. Spooky - never seen it before. Probably pollution in the distance. Taken by a friend: Pier Head, Liverpool, England 29 Aug '16
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Re: Newgrange; Ireland’s ancient Passage Tomb

GarryRF ·
On my first visit to Anna Maria I was amazed that the Pelicans would sit next to you on the pier by Allemande Villas. Like a pet dog. They would try and steal your bait as you were fishing. But like a good dog they responded to a "Hey you!" and sat watching you. When I caught my first fish I pulled and fought with the monster! As I lifted my prize from the water my new Pelican friend flexed his wings. He glided off the Pier and with great precision removed my catch from the hook! He passed...
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Re: Route 66 - Pasadena to Needles

PortMoresby ·
I n the mid-90s the National Park Service sent a team of professionals to do a survey of surviving road and features of the entire route, Chicago to the Santa Monica Pier, with my husband as illustrator for the report. I don't know if it's generally available but it might be interesting reading for someone with more than a casual interest.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

PHeymont ·
I've never really had Catalina on my list, but it's been in my head for nearly 60 years since the Four Preps song told me that "26 miles across the sea, Santa Catalina is waiting for me..." For any others who remember (or would like to), here's a YouTube link...
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Travel Rob ·
Thanks Samantha, great report! I'm from Southern California and I sure miss going to Catalina. My favorite thing has to be watching the flying fish as you take the ferry across. They used to rent motorboats to go around the island yourself, which was cool. Do they still do that?
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

DrFumblefinger ·
I only visited Catalina once in the ~25 years I lived in Southern California, but I remember it being exactly as you describe it -- a quieter place that's well away from the glam, glitz and adrenaline-paced speed of the mainland. We also did an island tour and enjoyed that. Mr. Wrigley introduced a herd of bison on to the island which are still very popular.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments everyone. Loved the song! Hadn't heard it for a LONG time. Not being near the ocean is the hardest thing (besides missing family/friends) about being in CO. But that's what vacations are for, right? Thanks again all.
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Re: Top 7 Things to do in Avalon – Catalina Island

Mytraveledroad ·
As many times that I've been to Southern Cal haven't had the opportunity to make it here.
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Re: How to Irk the Brits

TravelGirlJenn ·
Interesting. I work in San Francisco near the Ferry Building and frequently jaunt down to Pier 39 on my lunch break for exercise. Tourist alley, especially now that they have a new cruise terminal between the Ferry Building and Pier 39. Just today I nearly fell into a couple who stopped to take a picture of Coit Tower, speaking in an English accent. I moved on and got out of their way. 'Tis different when the shoe is on another foot, I suppose.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 4, 2015: White Rock Pier, BC

DrFumblefinger ·
Lovely photos, SCP, thanks! White Rock is a great day-trip destination from Vancouver, even Seattle. A charming place just north of the 49th parallel, it's a wonderful place to go for a walk by the sea or to get some fresh seafood. Walking out to the end of the pier and looking back at the mainland is a memorable moment.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

Former Member ·
Originally Posted by Red Rover: The people are overdressed for Florida, which makes them look like happy snowbirds. This pier is a historic pier, somewhere. Those look to be wooden piers, which would have been gone long ago in Florida, don't you think ? The pic is taken from a T-head, unless Dr. Fumblefinger hitched a ride on the back of a seagull. Not Florida. Maybe southern California ? He coulda been on a boat, too.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger- I'm going to take a guess. The Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier in Long Beach.Shot taken on the pier where it make a t. I think I used to buy bait anchovies there as a kid. If it's not, I do think its a Pier in California.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

PortMoresby ·
If anyone's really interested in finding this pier it's the details that count. Despite having the suggestion blown off earlier I still see mountains in the center distance, leading me to believe it's in Southern California. The railing is distinctive, 2 boards together at the top then just 1 more below. A few lights, all on one side. Then the cross bracing below and an "L" or "T" at the end for the angle of the shot. The closest I've seen so far are Ventura and Newport Beach but neither...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

PHeymont ·
Sharp eyes! If you hadn't pointed that out, I would have gone on thinking those faint shadows were part of the clouds. Definitely a wooden pier; so much for all the concrete ones I'm finding. Not very wide either. I searched "wooden bridge railings" and you're right--there are almost none with that pattern. Any hints, Dr. F?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

PortMoresby ·
If we can judge by the pictures, I've been tricked before, I don't think it's either of those. The Port Hueneme lights & bracing aren't the same and the railing is wrong on the Cayucos Pier. That's IF the pictures are labelled right and assuming nothing has changed. 2 big if's.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

PortMoresby ·
The towns of Oxnard and Ventura are next to each other. Using Streetview seems to eliminate Ventura Pier, not as many buildings as in DrF's photo. I'm not finding anything called Oxnard Pier so I think maybe the pier closest to Oxnard is Port Hueneme Fishing Pier which has almost no buildings, park and parking lot, it would appear.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

WorkerBee ·
Sure looks like Balboa Pier in Newport Beach.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

WorkerBee ·
Look at the left side of your pic. Isn't that the edge of the red roofed building to the left of the last palm? Mr. Baseball cap: "Why is it taking them so long to find us?" The other gulls are camera shy.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

DrFumblefinger ·
I really hate to rain on everyone's parade, but while we're VERY VERY close, we still aren't exactly spot on in locating this pier. Keep trying, gang!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

WorkerBee ·
Balboa Pier on Harbor Island.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #4.5, 12/6/13

PortMoresby ·
Newport Pier, Oceanfront Blvd. & 21st Place, Newport Beach, CA.
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Re: California road trip ideas

Theodore Behr ·
That helps me figure out what to tell you, Mrs. Briggs OK, so I'd suggest you fly into LAX. You'll need a car rental to get around LA. Spend three or four days here, may go see Disneyland, maybe go see Universal Studios, maybe go to Knott's Berry Farm. Maybe see the making of a TV show. You could easily spend 10 days in LA, but you've got 10 days for the whole trip, I guess, so that's all you'll have time for. Then head out of the city. You'll want to head out on Hwy 101, which takes you...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

GarryRF ·
There's a clue in the photo ! Could it be the Pier just below City Hall , Oslo , Norway ?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

GarryRF ·
In your photo of the pink boat is a clue. I'm surprised WorkerBee never mentioned it with his detective work. On the Pier is a HH sign. Its the company logo for Helly Hansen who make waterproof clothing for sailors. Their HQ is in Oslo, Norway. Good fun - wasn't it ! Thanks
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Re: A Visit to Ireland: (Part 7) the Cliffs of Moher

rbciao ·
We've been to The Cliffs of Moher twice and each time was most enjoyable. Walking along these cliffs is exhilarating and the views of the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful. A very short drive from The Cliffs is the quaint little town of Doolin, which is also on the sea. It was late afternoon when we departed the The Cliffs and just decided, on a whim, to stop in Doolin to find a b&b to spend the night. We saw a sign for several b&b's, but decided to try a place called Susan Daly's...
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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge – The Creepy and the Miraculous

GutterPup ·
  If you follow Interstate 275 south through the city of St. Petersburg, Florida until you run out of land, you’ll be greeted by a gentle slope of road that seemingly rises from the waters of the Tampa Bay. This...
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Changing Trains in La Serenissima

PortMoresby ·
  My English friend and I left the beautiful apartment on the Anfiteatro in Lucca , she home to Bromsgrove in the West Midlands, and I toward Budapest and my old friends with a guesthouse near the famous synagogue.  I was treating myself to...
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Capital of Culture Series: Marseilles

Travel Rob ·
 Marseille Cathedral, near the Vieux Port I was lucky enough to spend a few days in Marseilles this past June and was very impressed. It really is an excellent example of what the Capital of Culture designation can do for a city. Have a walk...
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Chicago — City of Skyscrapers & Cloud Gate

DrFumblefinger ·
Like the monolith in Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke’s monumental film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, “Cloud Gate” looks like an alien object dropped onto a terrestrial landscape (not the African Savannah, but rather into...
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AA/USAir: Justice Dept. May be More Open to Deal

PHeymont ·
Remarks by Atty Gen. Eric Holder, quoted in the NY Times Monday may indicate the AA/USAir merger might be moving toward a deal that would allow the merger and avert the anti-trust trial set for Nov. 25th. Read it HERE
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One Million Expected in Cunard's 175th Anniversary Celebrations

Travel Rob ·
Cunard celebrates its 175th anniversary and its first transatlantic crossing from Liverpool to North America in 1840.  The Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria will sail together up the River Mersey in May as part of the...
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Three Queens to Dance on the River Mersey Liverpool UK.

GarryRF ·
  The maritime city of Liverpool is gearing up for a summer of events and celebrations led by the arrival of Cunard's "Three Queens" to the Mersey.   Cunard is celebrating 175 years of sailing this year with three key anniversary cruises...
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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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Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California. Where Gumbo Was, #74

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting historic Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey, California, not far from Cannery Row.  The photos in the puzzle focused on Harbor House, a novelty shop, at the entrance to Old Fisherman's Wharf, which has a faux lighthouse...
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The Sunshine Skyway Bridge – The Creepy and the Miraculous

GutterPup ·
By JP Chartier If you follow Interstate 275 south through the city of St. Petersburg, Florida until you run out of land, you’ll be greeted by a gentle slope of road that seemingly rises from the waters of the Tampa Bay. This...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 20, 2015: A Ferry Ride to San Francisco

PortMoresby ·
  Visiting friends in Alameda, across the Bay from San Francisco, I decided to take the ferry and spend the day in the City.  Far less expensive than parking in San Francisco, $3.10 each way for seniors and $6.25 full fare, the price of the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 4, 2015: White Rock Pier, BC

Still Country Photo ·
  I recently visited the west coast and took in a sunrise at the White Rock Pier.  Stretching two and a half kilometres across the waterfront, the White Rock Promenade and its adjoining pier is built into Semiahmoo Bay.  The infamous...
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September 26, 2017: Saltburn by Night.

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Night views of Saltburn give a different outlook to this Victorian North Yorkshire coastal town. Photos by Paul Hunter.
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Halifax Waterfront

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the beautiful Halifax Waterfront
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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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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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April 5, 2017: Pelicans, St. Augustine

George G. ·
Always ready for a hand-out, pelicans frequent many harbors and waterfronts. George G captured these images on the St. Augustine pier.
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Southern Sweden may have another 'Vasa'

PHeymont ·
Swedish archaeologists believe they've found the partially-intact wreck of the warship Bleklinge near Karlskrona in southern Sweden.
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Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter has visited Saltburn since his childhood, and finds it still holds its Victorian charm.
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Oct. 5, 2017: Llandudno, North Wales

GarryRF ·
A visit with GarryRF to a Welsh seaside town that was built up to attract Victorian-era holidaymakers.
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October 11, 2017: Beautiful Boston Harbor and Long Wharf

Samantha ·
Boston's historic Long Wharf impresses Samantha for its views, and as a place to relax and watch the harbor and airplanes.
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Delaware and Ulster Railroad, Arkville, NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a ride through the Catskills on the Delaware & Ulster RR
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Enter laughing: Stones with a smile

PHeymont ·
PHeymont reminds us that while statues are usually meant to impress with importance, sometimes they can leave us laughing
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Seacliff State Beach Visitor Center, Aptos, California

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob learns more about the SS Palo Alto, a unique concrete ship, and the marine life around it.
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Air and cruise lines: Out of parking space?

PHeymont ·
The near shutdown of major parts of the travel industry has left airlines and cruise lines scrambling for storage space.
 
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