Tagged With "Cape Breton"

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Aug. 20, 2018: Yard Art in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob finds some impressive yard art on Cape Breton.
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Oct. 1, 2018: Alphonsus Church, Nova Scotia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows us the scenic St. Alphonsus Church on Cape Breton.
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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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Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows the Cabot Trail, one of the most scenic road trips of the world.
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St. Peter's Catholic Church and Cemetery, Nova Scotia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits St. Peter's Catholic Church and Cemetery in Ingonish, Nova Scotia
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Dec. 3, 2018: Cossit House, Nova Scotia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the Cossit House in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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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: 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, June 9, 2014: Protea, South Africa

IslandMan ·
These are such amazing specimens of this flower. Beautiful pics...
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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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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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Re: A Day in Cape May

Marilyn Jones ·
It has been decades since I was in Cape May; a true gem! You did an excellent job of portraying this city and all it has to offer!!
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A Day in Cape May

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie enjoys the beautiful architectural and gustatory treats during a day at lovely Cape May.
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Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits a beautiful and inviting botanical garden in Cape Town, rich in the unique flora of Africa.
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Re: St. Helena: airport built, planes can't land

DrFumblefinger ·
I can't believe the wind is a new thing, although I suppose it can vary in intensity from season to season and even year to year. You'd think some engineer would have investigated this before the investment of $400 million!
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Re: St. Helena: airport built, planes can't land

PHeymont ·
Project planned and completed by an obscure government department 15,000 miles away. More explanation needed? I’d almost bet the locals could have set them straight if not for the desire not to jeopardize the construction ever happening…
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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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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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Cape Breton Miners Museum, Glace Bay

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits the moving and informative Cape Breton Miners Museum in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
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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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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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May 14, 2018: Patagonian King Crab for Dinner!

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares images of his last meal in Southern Argentina.
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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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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: St. Peter's Catholic Church and Cemetery, Nova Scotia

George G. ·
Excellent photos inside and out. Looking forward to you next destination, possibly a picturesque location in Florida !!
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Exploring the Patagonian Fjordlands: A Storm at the End of the World

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger gets caught in the worst storm he's ever experienced when visiting Cape Horn, the southern most island in South America.
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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, 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: 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: 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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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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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, Jan. 1, 2014: A Bird on the Beach

PHeymont ·
Happy New Year from the TravelGumbo Gurus and friends! Sure, it's cold now, and seems like months to go to Spring, but keep this hopeful feathered friend and the beach in mind and it will help the time pass. This picture is from an early...
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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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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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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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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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