Tagged With "Whitehorse"

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Aug. 4, 2018: Arriving in the Land of the Midnight Sun

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger experiences first hand what it's like to have lots of sunlight when midnight strikes, as he journeys to the largest city in the Yukon.
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GarryRF ·
It's a great feeling to see the sun rise twice in one day. Feels like you've cheated and won ! It's one thing I don't like on the times I've travelled on the Dreamliner. The Captain decides when it should be daylight and clears the window glass electronically. I miss the rainbow of colours as the sun rises.
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August 14, 2018: Whitehorse Horse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoyed the new street art he encountered when visiting Whitehorse, including this great horse statue.
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Whitehorse Street Art

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger enjoys street art, and shares some of what he saw during his recent visit to Whitehorse.
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Signs of Whitehorse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some of the signage he discovered during his visit to the northern city of Whitehorse.
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Sept 27, 2018: A Visit to the Kwalin Dun Cultural Center, Whitehorse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the relatively new Kwalin Dun Cultural Center, an aboriginal gathering place in Whitehorse.
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S.S. Klondike, Whitehorse (Where Gumbo was #287)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the historic S.S. Klondike II, one of the few surviving sternwheelers that used to move goods and passengers along the Yukon River.
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October 23, 2018: On the Trail of the Beaver

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger discovers evidence of beaver activity along a trail in Whitehorse. A fairly common sight in the north, it was among the only times he's actually photographed it.
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Re: October 23, 2018: On the Trail of the Beaver

GarryRF ·
A busy little Beaver - probably signing his own death warrant - One tree at a time.
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Re: October 23, 2018: On the Trail of the Beaver

DrFumblefinger ·
A beaver on public property would likely be "trapped" and relocated. A beaver on a farmer's private property would probably be signing his death warrant. As my uncle told me when facing this exact situation, "nothing a 22 can't take care of".
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Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the fascinating Yukon Beringia Interpretative Center in Whitehorse. The museum presents life in the Yukon during the last great Ice Age.
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GarryRF ·
I would love to visit this area and see the amazing displays. Where I live the Ice Age sent Glaciers south from the Arctic Circle. Massive rocks found underground have their origins traced back to hundreds of miles further North. The Lake District and The Pennine Mountain range (through the centre of England) were carved by glacial action. Global Warming saw the Ice-Age retreating before mankind had any influence.
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DrFumblefinger ·
We have local rocks that were moved hundreds of kilometers by the glaciers as well. For example, this local collection of rocks is known as the Okotoks erratic, and measures up to 40 m. It was transported here by the glaciers that completely covered Alberta thousands of years ago. Global cooling really terrifies me. Sheets of ice covering much of the planets land are not compatible with life in those areas.
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GarryRF ·
Wise thoughts Dr F. Many of the life changing events in the history of this planet occur around the time of Volcanic destruction. Mini Ice Ages caused by the sun being blocked from view by the airborne ash that covered the planet. Krakatoa being the most recent eruption. 13,000 times greater than Hiroshima. So severe that the explosion could be heard around the world twice as the sound and ash travelled in all directions. Much easier to blame mankind's excesses. Here in the North of England...
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Professorabe ·
The consensus appears to be that English wine was finished off in the 19th century by a combination of diseases and changes to the tax regime, not by a sudden cooling or anything of the sort: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...m_the_United_Kingdom The varieties grown then were quite different from today's - and the majority were lost when wine production declined, possibly for good.
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Re: Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre

GarryRF ·
“The Romans wrote about growing wine grapes in Britain in the first century and then it got too cold during the Dark Ages. Ancient tax records show the Britons grew their own wine grapes in the 11th century, during the Medieval Warming, and then it got too cold during the Little Ice Age. The Little Ice Age is a period between about 1300 and 1870 during which Europe and North America were subjected to much colder winters than during the 20th century ." Wikipedia refers to the production of...
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Professorabe ·
No, the Wikipedia article covers much more than that - and even refers to grapes being tried by the Romans in Lincolnshire. You forgot to attribute your quote to Dennis Avery and you did not quote him in full. He goes on to claim that "it isn't yet warm enough for wine grapes in today's Britain". This is manifestly completely untrue. I don't want to get into a discussion on climate change here - you clearly are in another camp on that issue.
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December 10, 2018: The Bard of the North

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger is a fan of the writing of Canadian poet Robert W Service. He was pleased to find this tribute to Service in Whitehorse during his recent visit.
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December 13, 2018: Miles Canyon, Whitehorse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits an important site in the journey of many prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush, the then treacherous Miles Canyon of the Yukon River.
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Re: Jan. 10, 2019: Driving the Alaska Highway to Kluane

Amateuremigrant ·
Definitely getting away from it all. A slice of time to clear the mind of the junk we carry around
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Jan. 10, 2019: Driving the Alaska Highway to Kluane

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares the story of the Alaska Highway and some photos taken while driving a segment of it this past summer.
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Yukon Transportation Museum, Whitehorse (Where Gumbo was #312)

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse. The Museum features the history of transportation in the territory, with many examples of the machinery used to develop this wild land.
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March 28, 2019: World's Largest Airplane Weathervane, Whitehorse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares one of the Yukon's most popular attractions, a weathervane made from an actual DC-3 aircraft.
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April 14, 2019: 100 years of Yukon License Plates, Whitehorse

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger was entertained by this display of 100 license plates from the Yukon territory, especially enjoying those plates with very small numbers,
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Elite Travels ·
Awesome Capturing This airline is really big and amazing to see.
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