Tagged With "Cape Breton"

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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Here is the missing link: https://www.ardernegardens.org.za/
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
A most beautiful garden!
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Re: January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

GarryRF ·
It looks like a wonderful way to enjoy nature at its best !
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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: Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

Former Member ·
I can truly say that I will never think of lobster rolls in quite the same innocent way again. This was a fine tour of Portland, Maine. Thank you so much.
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

Former Member ·
so vintage and classy, must be expensive
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Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
It was part of a package that included safaris in Botswana and travel to Victoria Falls, so I'm not aware of the line item expense but the package was expensive. But it was a remarkable experience, Andredeya. I usually stay in "average" places but once in a while it's nice to pamper yourself. The Cape Grace will definitely pamper you More info on Cape Town HERE . A Daytrip from Cape Town HERE .
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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Marilyn Jones ·
I lived in Seaside Heights for five years...I really enjoyed this article and the photos!!
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Re: Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
Thank you
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

IslandMan ·
These are such amazing specimens of this flower. Beautiful pics...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Mac ·
Nice pics, certainly a good result after such a long hike!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Travel Rob ·
Great photos Non Stop Destination! With a view like that,you were definitely rewarded for the hike!
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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: Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, think about what items would fit well for thumbnail images that people could use as avatars. We can create a bunch, and I do have a number of penguin photos that fit the bill.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think updates of this picture should be a recurring reminder of the seasons. Add coats to the chair, take them away. Add hot beverages, change to cold. And in fits of summer euphoria, add bathing suits, take them away... I'll be watching!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
I'd volunteer for the assignment, but the picture dates to 2008, and I'm sure the owner of the chair has moved it....
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PortMoresby ·
I think we'd all accept a re-creation then, Backyard Beach Babylon. A truckload of sand, a backdrop, stuffed birds that could change with the seasons to simulate migration for more interest. Your fans await. Or, your fan awaits?
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

PHeymont ·
It seems impossible that it's over half a century since the first little grapefruit-sized satellites went up, and amazing that a program that seemed to move on constantly has become so dormant...as if personal computer development had rushed forward rapidly...and then stopped at Windows 95! I wonder what this will look like to historians in the distant future...
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. Yes, it did seem thinks were working at warp speed in the 1960s, slowed down after that and have mostly come to a halt now. But there are still the great unmanned probes being launched (eg. Mars Rover), and the new Orion project promises to be quite exciting -- at least in its potential. It might be what takes man to Mars. I'd be happy just for a return to the moon. See how modern technology has changed the process of getting there.
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

GarryRF ·
I always thought that when rockets were fired from the launch pad, there were clouds of smoke to accompany it. I learned, on the tour, that a few seconds before launch a million gallons of water were released onto the launch pad to stop the heat of the rockets from melting the concrete base. So it was just creating some steam !
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Re: John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
The water serves mostly as a sound buffer (those huge rockets are really loud!). But the massive flooding of water actually does dissipate some of the heat as well. I was really fascinated by this place, GarryRF!
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Re: 27, Rue Tholozé

PHeymont ·
Very nice! (including the 2CV...). I was in your neighborhood last summer—it's only a 10-minute walk over the hill to "our neighborhood" in Clignancourt, and we passed nearby both on our way to Broceliande, a really nice Breton creperie at 15, rue des Trois Freres, and on our way to visit Montmartre Cemetery. Our impression was that the retail streets were significantly more gentrified than some of the other parts, which is true in Clignancourt area as well. PS...Montmartre Cemetery will be...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 11, 2015: Sunset from Lion's Head, Cape Town

Non Stop Destination ·
  After a tough one hour hike up Lion's Head in Cape Town, we were rewarded with one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.  The hike is very popular as it gives you a 360 view over Cape Town, Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the 12...
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Where to go for sun if you can't go "there" now...

PHeymont ·
In the wake of the terrorist attack in Tunisia and new visa restrictions on individual travel to Egypt, the Telegraph (UK) has gathered up a list of "fun in the sun" places for those in need of sand and tan. The list, with pictures, is  HERE...
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Getting to know Canada's hidden gems

PHeymont ·
Canada's 150th anniversary this year comes with a tourism boom, free admission to National Parks, and a guide to lesser-known beauties.
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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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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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Cape Disappointment State Park - Where Gumbo Was #240

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took Gumbo to the State of Washington to visit Cape Disappointment State Park and its two lighthouses.
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January 1, 2020: Arderne Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe views some of the most impressive trees in South Africa at the Arderne Gardens.
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Dec. 15, 2019: Sunset Beach, Cape May, New Jersey

Jonathan L ·
Stormy weather at Thanksgiving gave Jonathan L an opportunity for some dramatic pictures of ocean and coast.
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Tulbagh, Western Cape, South Africa (Where Gumbo was #351)

Professorabe ·
Gumbo was visiting the charming historic town of Tulbagh in South Africa.
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Best Ways to Explore Canada

Guest ·
Some of the amazing things you can see and do in Canada (sponsored content)
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Cape Town: Grand Dame of Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Town, viewed from Table Mountain) It’s hard not to love a visit to Cape Town, a grand old city, one of the finest anywhere. It’s the oldest city in Southern African and has been captivating tourist’s hearts for centuries....
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Cape Point: Peninsula, Penguins & Protea

DrFumblefinger ·
(Cape Point, South Africa) There are many day trips you can take from Cape Town, one of the of the best being a drive down the  Cape Point Peninsula  to it’s tip. The day will provide you with beautiful scenery, wonderful beaches,...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 10, 2013: African Penguins, Boulders Beach, South Africa.

DrFumblefinger ·
  Cape Point is a peninsula extending south of Cape Town, ending in the Cape of Good Hope (where old mariners from Europe used to take a sharp left as they headed to the Far East).  On the shores of this peninsula is a small town where you...
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Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
In my many years of traveling I've stayed in a variety of accommodations ranging from primitive tents to huts to luxury resorts.  Never have I had a better stay than in Cape Town's wonderful Cape Grace Hotel.  We arrived in Cape Town after a...
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Horse Carriages and Cape Disappointment

Jonathan L ·
A varied day in the Northwest with Jonathan L, including museums and scenic beauty.
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Jersey Shore in Winter

Jonathan L ·
In summer, hundreds of thousands "go down the shore," but Jonathan L shows us it's worth a winter visit as well.
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A Visit to the National Museum of Women in the Arts

George G. ·
George G shares some of the artistic treats he saw at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
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May 14, 2018: Patagonian King Crab for Dinner!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of his last meal in Southern Argentina.
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Portland, Maine: The World's Longest Lobster Roll...and so much more!

PHeymont ·
Portland, Maine is a great place to visit any time (even in the winter!) but it’s hard to imagine a more exciting moment to have been there on the day they built the world’s longest lobster roll! The roll for the roll is seen arriving,...
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John F Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

DrFumblefinger ·
  The  Kennedy Space Center  is one of my favorite attractions in the United States. It highlights some of the greatest technological achievements of our species and is testament to one of the most significant advances of human...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 21, 2013: Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
 Cape Town is a special and beautiful place  in large part because it's framed by the bulky sandstone mass of Table Mountain.  Table Mountain is a wilderness area set in an urban environment, a flat topped mountain frequently...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of the things I most remember about driving about in South Africa were all the protea.  Flowering bushes everywhere!  And, of course, great floral displays of this interesting African plant in shops and hotels.  There are...
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Mont-Saint-Michel: Like no other (Pt. 2)

PHeymont ·
The Abbey and Monastery Mont-Saint-Michel is, really, two places: the historic religious structures at the top of the island mountain, and the town below that supported it in ancient times and today. The town featured in Part 1; this time we're...
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New cruises feature fall foliage, Colonial America

PHeymont ·
Princess Cruises is ramping up a fall Northeast and Canada cruising season for 2018, focusing on the region's specialties.
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St. Helena: airport built, planes can't land

PHeymont ·
One of Britain's most distant possessions has a new airport and hopes for tourism, but wind issues have kept it from being used.
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August 5, 2019: Inverness, Nova Scotia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits beautiful Inverness on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
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Sept. 30, 2019: Clarence Drive, Western Cape, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares a beautiful drive in South Africa, famous for whale sightings during the winter months.
 
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