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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Mac ·
Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago.....
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

Travel Rob ·
DrFumblefinger your photos are amazing. I can see why you love the country so much.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Mac: Ah Galle Face Green! Many a delightful stroll taken with my folks on a Sunday afternoon in the 1960s, then home for tea at 42 Galle Face Court, the flats opposite the hotel. Ah sweet memories Ouch that seems a long time ago..... I was told the Galle Face Green was actually green until the pope showed up and a massive crowd destroyed the grass. After that it became the Galle Face Brown. The green is slowly trying to make a comeback, though. I actually visited someone...
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

TravelandNature ·
Dr. F - A wonderful tribute to a man, a place, and a friendship. The sense of fun and of respect clearly rings from your writing. Thank you for sharing this.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, TravelandNature! Arthur was a wonderfully kind and sweet man. He was probably the most intelligent person I've ever interacted with one-on-one, but always made me feel very welcome and comfortable with him. We had a nice chemistry between us that I believe we both enjoyed. He was the one who nicknamed me, "DrFumblefinger" and encouraged me to write about my adventures. So here I am now --DrFumblefinger writing about my passion for travel!
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Re: Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
I found the dinosaurs in Alberta, and the Wooly Mammoths in the Yukon, but more on that sometime in the future....
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Nevin ·
Hi Dr. Fumblefinter, I was wondering if you knew the location of Arthur Clarke's former residence, or perhaps his grave? I'll be visiting Colombo for work next month and I'd like to make a visit, even if just outside of the walls of the house.
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Re: Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Hi Nevin, Nice to hear from you and thanks for your interest in Sir Arthur. Arthur's home is at 25 Barnes Place in Colombo, which is near the popular shopping store Odels. A taxi or even tuk-tuk should be able to get you there. His former business partner and best friend, a SriLankan, still lives at this home. You won't see too much from the outside as it is a walled compound. If you contact the home and come during business hours, it is likely that someone will take you to see Arthur's...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Jonathan L ·
Thanks for this. Ireland is definitely on my list for "someday"
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
You will enjoy it, Jonathan, as did we! Dublin is great and there are many wonderful places in the country but my favorite single region was Dingle and the Dingle peninsula. It's amazingly beautiful and incredibly historic.
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

GarryRF ·
Certainly looks bright and colourful. Guess you were there in the Summer time. Always good to see a recommend for accommodation from a genuine visitor ! Thanks for the great views too. Maybe we should name the Camera we travel with ?
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comments, Garry. I was in Dingle in October, but we had nice weather. And it was unusually sunny, which was appreciated and made for more interesting photography. Snow is rare in southwestern Ireland because of the warming effect of the Gulf Stream. So while it rarely gets really warm, it rarely gets really cold. One camera? Who travels with only one camera Garry? I thought you've have learned to travel with twins by now!
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

IslandMan ·
Looks like a beautiful place to visit, DrF...especially for a photographic adventure...I think I'll be checking out Ryannair's deals again...
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Re: A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

Dr.Y ·
Looks like a beautiful and calm place. Like your colorful photos!
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Re: Rafting Montana's Clark Fork River

PHeymont ·
Great pictures! quite different from the Upper Delaware (my only rafting experience). I noticed the old water chute in one picture...what was it used for? It looks a bit like the wooden aqueduct we saw a few years ago in Colorado that moved water along the edge of a canyon to a work site.
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Re: Rafting Montana's Clark Fork River

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks, PHeymont. It is a beautiful place and mostly a very relaxing float, with enough adrenaline admixed to make it fun! The chute was used by old loggers to get their trees to the river. Easier than dragging them all the way.
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Re: Rafting Montana's Clark Fork River

GarryRF ·
I was enjoying the photos - until I saw the upturned boat ! I think I'll pass until I get a waterproof watch !
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1a) Colombo

DrFumblefinger ·
Preamble:This is the first in a series of posts featuring my travels to Sri Lanka.  My visits to this island centered around seeing my favorite author and dear friend, futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.  During every one of these visits I made a...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 1b). Visiting Sir Arthur C. Clarke

DrFumblefinger ·
Part 1a of this blog series discussed the city of Colombo.  This post focuses on its most famous resident, Sir Arthur C. Clarke   (Sir Arthur, at a desk.  An email addict, he loved the power of computers)   Much of my time in...
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Washington State’s Long Beach Peninsula

DrFumblefinger ·
 For most travelers, the southwestern corner of Washington state is easy to bypass.  It lies well over an hour’s drive from the busy I-5 Interstate Freeway.  The broad mouth of the Columbia River limits access from the Oregon...
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 4). The Rock Fortress of Sigiriya

DrFumblefinger ·
 “You absolutely must go to Sigiriya!”, Arthur C. Clarke insisted to me during my first visit to Sri Lanka.  “There are other countries with beautiful weather and beaches, but there’s...
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Galle Face Hotel's Library and Museum

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares two new features in one of his favorite hotels, namely its very fine Library and Museum.
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March 21, 2018: Steamboat Park- North Dakota

Samantha ·
Samantha shares her visit to Steamboat Park in North Dakota and her connection to the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
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Nov. 22, 2017: 8 Free Things to do in St. Louis

Samantha ·
Here's a second helping of Samantha's discovery of great free things to do in St. Louis.
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Astoria, Oregon

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a trip to the Columbia River and the old cannery town of Astoria, Oregon
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Fort Clatsop and Oregon Beaches

Jonathan L ·
Lewis and Clark lore, history and some great beaches highlight this week's installment of Jonathan L's Pacific Northwest odyssey.
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Sri Lanka: A Land Like No Other (Part 12) The Beaches

DrFumblefinger ·
 Sri Lanka is intimately tied to the sea.  As a tropical island, only a few degrees north latitude of the equator, there are dozens of lovely warm beaches by which you can relax.  Some like to swim, some like to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 8, 2014: Young girl, Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

DrFumblefinger ·
  I've previously written about my visits with Sir Arthur C. Clarke  on this blog, a highlight in my travel life.  Arthur had a beach villa in Hikkaduwa  near the southwestern corner of Sri Lanka, just north of Galle.  It was...
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A Visit to Ireland (Part 5): the town of Dingle

DrFumblefinger ·
 Dingle (in Irish,  An Daingean ) is the main town on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, with a population of around 1500 people. The Dingle Peninsula sits on Ireland's west coast just north of the Ivernaugh Peninsula (i.e. Ring of...
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Rafting Montana's Clark Fork River

DrFumblefinger ·
(arriving at our rendezvous point near Superior, Montana)     The  Clark Fork  is the dominant river in western Montana, winding through the flat-lands, mountains, hills and forests, from its headwaters near the Continental Divide...
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Apr. 14, 2016: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas!

Ottoman ·
Although much of Las Vegas has changed over the last five decades, this iconic landmark has withstood the test of time.
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The Clark Art Institute - Willaimstown MA

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to a smaller art museum with an unusually strong collection and an important new exhibition.
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Re: Apr. 14, 2016: Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas!

Travel Rob ·
Great photos and info on that iconic sign! On my last trip to Las Vegas, I found that the city is a very interesting place to walk. Because the airport is so close to the strip, I even walked there for my return flight home. Amazing what a different perspective you get when walking.
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Dog Friendly: Ellen Clark Sculpture Park, St. Louis, Missouri

Samantha ·
Along with her husband, Samantha and her fur family had a great time exploring and running around Ellen Clark Sculpture Park in St. Louis, Mo.
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Belated Happy 100th Birthday, Sir Arthur!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Sri Lanka years after the death of his friend, Arthur C. Clarke. The country had changed in the decade since he'd last been there, but Arthur's office hadn't — with the notable absence of Sir Arthur.
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Welcome to Nevada!

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband share pictures from the Nevada state line, as they continue their quest to visit every state.
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