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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#287)

Professorabe ·
The old shed behind the boat club? :-)
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Re: Motel 6 freshens its rooms...and its image

DrFumblefinger ·
I used to stay at Motel 6 when I was a poor starving medical student. But I abandoned the chain because of how inconsistent the different sites were. Some a offered a decent room. Others were dives. Hopefully along with the face lift there will be an greater effort to standardize their properties. For example, when I'm I stay at a Courtyard, I know exactly what to expect and am never disappointed.
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Re: Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site, Manitoba (Where Gumbo Was #184)

GarryRF ·
Boat builders recruited from the Scottish Orkney Isles built the first boat about 1749, for use on the Albany R. In competition inland with the NWC on the Saskatchewan R in the 1790s the York boat offered the HBC a distinct advantage, since it carried twice the cargo of a "Canot du nord"
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Re: "Mind Your Manners!" VisitBritain Warns Hoteliers

GarryRF ·
CICAK. No one gets upset over a few words here. Unlike my family in the US who think that an exchange of views is the start of WW3. I enjoy exchanging opinions and alternate ideas. As do most people here in the UK. Constructive criticism is a wonderful thing ! DrFunblefinger likes to throw me some "bait" occasionally - but he knows I wont bite the hook. PHeymont likes to rock my boat too. But it's just "light hearted teasing" and we've all been friends for many years ! Some of the...
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? 21.0

PHeymont ·
Well, I didn't expect anyone to twig it quite that fast, and it's not just because of a polar route. Although we usually don't think of Hawaii extending north of Kauai, in fact the state includes the entire Hawaiian Ridge/Emperor Seamount chain, running up to the Aleutian trench, just off Alaska's Aleutian islands. Mostly underwater, mostly administered by Federal agencies as a preservation/conservation area. Kure Atoll and Green Island is the northernmost habitable place in Hawaii, and it's...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 30: Monet's Gardens at Giverny

Former Member ·
Definitely hundreds! In fact, for the last 40 years of his life, he painted almost nowhere else. He even created a floating studio on a small boat so he could paint within his waters, and nearby on the Seine.
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Re: Finishing college. Need help planning trip to U.K,

GarryRF ·
Starting to get things planned now Hank ! You have the choice of flying into Edinburgh in Scotland. Manchester in the North of England. Or Gatwick / Heathrow which both serve the London area in the South of England. You can get a Train to Paris to end your tour with a few days of Culture in a foreign language ! Fly back to the US from Paris will save you hundreds of Dollars because you wont pay the UK "Departure Tax" but not vital ! Liverpool is less than an hour on the Train from...
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Re: Club de Regatas La Marina, El Tigre, Argentina

DrFumblefinger ·
El Tigre was one of our favorite places around Buenos Aires. Cool breezes, interesting architecture (as you can see), and a great day trip from the city. And I agree about palm trees and cool old buildings. Here with a boat cruising down one of the river's many channels.
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Re: July 22, 2017: Comic statues, Bratislava, Slovakia

DrFumblefinger ·
We enjoyed our visit there as well. There's also a fast boat/passenger ferry you can take which offers the perspective of seeing the scenery from the Danube.
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Re: Congratulations to Ian Cook!

Travel Luver ·
Great photo! Congratulations.
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Re: Virgin's cruises will be 'adults-only'

GarryRF ·
Is that English man trying to " Rock the Boat " - by thinking "Outside the Box" again ?
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Re: Got some time? Viking sets 8-month cruise

Professorabe ·
I couldn't think of anything worse! The thought of being trapped on this boat for 8 months ...
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Re: Why you should go Sailing With Kids

Professorabe ·
My personal memories of boat journeys with kids involve our son hanging over the side being sick - with me closely behind!
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Re: A Visit to Lovely Lake Orta

George G. ·
One of my favorite Lake Orta photos leading down to a stone boat dock.
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Re: A House in Essaouira

Mac ·
Well PortMoresby now you are disturbing old memories... With all it's fading here is a photographic snip of my memories of Essourira around 1980. Note your blue boat is already there but I wonder if more boats became blue with the advent of tourism. Property in the town was only just starting to be purchased by foreign folks at that time. It was always an place of charm and tranquility and great for a sea food Sunday lunch.
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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 2)

Mac ·
Hi Karl - sorry for a delayed reply. We booked onto a Thompson Holidays trip out of London and were very satisfied with the whole experience, including value for money. We chose the "all inclusive" option and were very pleased with the quality of their wines etc. The boat was very clean and well maintained, all the crew cheery and pleasant, the food good and plentiful (buffets). There were a good number of "included" trips to temples whilst other trips were extras (Abu Simbel and Cairo for...
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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 4)

Mac ·
Thank you kindly fellow Gumbo-ists. You have rightly detected that we greatly enjoyed our trip and it is so photogenic and endlessly fascinating. I always feel a total dullard when going to the tombs and temples and hear all the lists of Pharaohs, dynasties, goddesses and gods - all doing fantastic things at the same time as us Brits were living in mud huts.... I do encourage you all to go and visit now. You will never get better deals than now (but go in the cooler period). You will be well...
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Re: Cruising down the Nile (part 4)

PortMoresby ·
Mac, can you tell us which company's boat you sailed on? You may have said it but indulge me please with the name (again)?
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Re: Get Gumbo's Daily E-mail Update!

DrFumblefinger ·
Just a sample for folks to see what the daily newsletter looks like: TravelGumbo Today: April 26, 2014 Quaint English customs: a scarecrow exhibition In a Cotswold village, Mac spent a pleasant day finding the 30+ scarecrows of all types hidden up and down the town's steep slopes.. Gumbo's Picture of the Day: Burma: Into the Storm A small boat in an approaching storm, trying to reach home, from PortMoresby's round-the-world trip.. New Hint! Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#34) We've added...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 30, 2015: Spirit Island

TravelingCanuck ·
I know what you mean. Maligne Lake is a beautiful area to see and the tour out to Spirit Island is certainly worth it. One of the most notable things about the lake is the colour of the water itself that is due to being glacier fed. Up there this past June and was treated to a young moose feeding along the water near the boat launch and then two young black bears dining along the cutline just off the main road. Chatted with a family from Washington DC and a young German couple. They were...
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Re: Airbnb's plans for business travelers

PortMoresby ·
As an Airbnb user, and also a host, again I have the feeling that the company, while tooting their "community" horn, has again proceeded with changes to the site with no input from users, but rather as conceived by the designers working in their own little world. Particularly as a host, it regularly becomes a case of "you can't get there from here". This interview is an example, telling us that corporate users will be directed only to entire properties, rather than all properties available...
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Re: China amusement park gets full-size Titanic

DrFumblefinger ·
I wonder if there's a "made in China" label on this boat?
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Re: Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Storm at the End of the World

Professorabe ·
A cruise is my idea of a nightmare. I avoid boat journeys wherever possible - I have been known to take lengthy and rather circuitous plane rides to avoid having to go on a ferry. You know what they say about sea-sickness: "At first you feel you are going to die, but then it gets worse - you realise that you will not!"
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Re: May 5, 2016: Liverpool Homes That Were "Saved" by World War II

DrFumblefinger ·
Garry -- are you sure that house didn't think it was a boat that could float? Maybe it purposefully went into the water to test it out!
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Re: Jan. 30, 2016: Houseboat, Marin County, CA

PHeymont ·
I've looked at the three sites (which all appear to show the same boat), but I think none of them is this one, unless a lot has happened in the years since I took the picture. The roofline is different, and this one lacks the steel stovepipe the other one shows. I'm fairly sure the spot where I took the picture was well out of town, but of course, boats can move...
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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

Former Member ·
You must be a boat person--your picture, anyway, so you gotta be right about Florida. So where do you think? I'm in Atlanta, so I don't know too much about beaches, but when we go to the Carolinas, there's more waves than that. Are you guessing somewhere, or just shootin' at the lifeboats?
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Re: How to visit Florida's Everglades National Park

Former Member ·
Any glass bottomed boat ride is a good glass bottomed boat ride. I want to try that one.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

DrFumblefinger ·
That is obviously the Love Boat. Gavin McLeod must be below deck right now. Port is a little hard to recognize, but I'll take a stab at Boston.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

WorkerBee ·
The port is a little hard to place. There is a partially obscured sign on the building in the background that may say "SHOPPING". Could English be the local language? Due to the size and type of boats visible I believe that it is connected to the ocean. There seems to be relatively little elevation difference between the boat dock and the land behind it. Probably a protected bay or inlet. No guess yet.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

PortMoresby ·
With no obvious clues to pursue, I simply googled "pink boat". I didn't find this one but there was a pink fishing boat in Bergen. Also harbor-side brick buildings although none that I could identify as this one precisely. However, that's my guess, Bergen, Norway.
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

PHeymont ·
Well, I thought I had one that would stump the experts...but apparently there's no doing that! The boat is, in fact, at anchor off Akerbrygge, near the Radhus in Oslo, Norway. My comments about Rumpelstiltskin to the contrary, it's obvious the Gumbo gang know how to weave straw into gold, and tiny glints into answers. Honors this time go to GarryRF with his specific ID, to WorkerBee for a partial (Oslo) and to Port Moresby for the other partial (Norway). The answer, with more pictures, will...
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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: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

WorkerBee ·
GarryRF I did notice the Helly Hansen logo. Also the pink boat is owned by Moods of Norway, a seller of "cool clothing for cool people". Both companies have their HQ in Oslo. These two facts enabled me to identify Oslo as the port city. I was never able to locate the dock. Congrats to you for finalizing the location!
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #8

PHeymont ·
Goes to show! I didn't think the Helle Hansen logo was a giveaway (since I've bought their stuff in Lake Placid, NY!) but apparently the pink boat is more famous than I thought...I assumed (and you know what that does!) that it was a whimsical local owner... Again, congrats to the gang!
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Re: Walking the Buffalo

PortMoresby ·
Pheymont, it was the iconic landscape that attracted me to the area. The tulou in Fujian were the impetus for the trip and when I realized that the area I'd admired for so long, originally in scroll paintings, was relatively close to Xiamen and between there and another intended destination, the cross-border overnight train from Nanning to Hanoi, it was on. As you've likely surmised, my trips tend to be longer than the average tour-traveling visitor and my curiosity such that packages are...
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Re: When the Going Gets Rough, the Tough Go Sailing

Former Member ·
We wore our full foulies (foul weather gear) and PFDs (personal flotation devices - life jackets). This was on a day when the America's Cup race was cancelled due to conditions. Our fleet can report that neither boat nor crew were lost. " Semper Paratus "
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Re: Rogers Center, Toronto, Canada. Where Gumbo was #56

PHeymont ·
As I travel, I pay a lot of attention to statuary (there's so much!), but it's always special when it manages not only to tell a story, but to give you a little lift, a little laugh. Your samples from the Rogers Center are great! PS...for anyone with a taste for more semi-comic statues, we had a piece here on Gumbo last October: Laughter Set in Stone: Fun With Statues ...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 1, 2014: Marsaxlokk

PHeymont ·
The real question is more like “why are boats painted blue in so many places?” In Venice we found that the UPS boat, which surely should have been brown, was bright blue with a UPS-brown rudder!
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Re: The Dempster Highway: a Drive to the Arctic Coast of Canada

My Thatched Hut ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: It sounds like a great adventure! Thanks for sharing it with us. This road trip has been on my bucket list for some time, but sounds like it's worth delaying until the road to Tuk is completed. I've heard fall is a nice time to go. Not only is the tundra vividly colored, but there are no mosquitos (frozen to death by evening frost). Know any downsides to this, Tom? Yes, I would wait until the road is finished. I had to fly from Inuvik to Tuk and return by...
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk: A village on the Arctic Coast of Canada

My Thatched Hut ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: Thanks for this post, Tom, and I also appreciate your involvement with TravelGumbo. A few questions. The town seems too small for even basic tourist services. Did you just camp, or was there someplace you could stay? Also, a question about waste water. With permafrost, how is this drained from the homes so that it doesn't freeze in the pipes? The town has a few places for accommodations including bed & breakfast places and two grocery stores but...
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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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Re: The Maltese Islands – Underrated gems or best kept secret ?

Former Member ·
What an interesting group of islands. Thanks so much for this article. Wondering - Do people get around mostly by boat ? Is English widely spoken ?
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? #25

PHeymont ·
Well, this one's been cracked: PortMoresby went a bit west of Chicago and found the Michigan Avenue Bridge in Milwaukee: "After not paying any attention after I looked briefly this morning, I saw that he'd posted the clue, smaller city. I asked Google for pictures of "vertical lift bridges" and almost immediately saw a tiny picture of the blue glass building. I couldn't see any detail except the color and shape of the piers and it was from the other direction." Congratulations: and...
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Following the European Beer Trail: Oktoberfest to Sorrento

followthelocal ·
To answer your question. Yes, Italians drink beer. It’s not a well-known pastime of Italy, however it is becoming more common. But before we get to Italy let me tell you about my beer adventure that led me to central Italy.   I started the...
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The National Museum of Ireland: Archaeology, Dublin: Where Gumbo was #78

DrFumblefinger ·
  Seems not even the master Gumbo travel sleuths were able to crack our last puzzle.   Gumbo was visiting the fascinating Museum of Ireland, Archaeology division, situated on Kildare Street in Dublin.  The Archaeology Museum is housed...
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Visiting Patagonia. 3) Los Glaciares National Park: Perito Moreno Glacier

DrFumblefinger ·
  Our adventure in Patagonia is just beginning!  We're going to start visiting and exploring those places people travel thousands of miles to see.   El Calafate may be a pretty little town but no one comes to Patagonia just to see it....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 14, 2014: Koh Phangan

Non Stop Destination ·
  We arrived at Koh Phangan, famous for its parties, right after the infamous Full Moon party. Backpackers were leaving while we still had to discover the party island.   I’m not a party enthusiast, so I was reasonably pleased to see...
 
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