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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2015: YanGuan -- a scenic little town to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)in China

Roderick Simpson ·
I have heard of the Qiantang Tidal Bore, which is the biggest in the World. The largest in Europe is that on the River Severn in South West England, which is highest near the equinoxes - a website details times and height predictions. I attach some pictures from a few years ago taken near a pub, conveniently located near a good viewing site. The bore is particularly popular with surfers, and I believe the world record for longest wave ride was recorded there.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

GarryRF ·
My Wife - she who must be obeyed - loves a single Kayak and the open sea. So I presume this would be on a lake. Much safer I think. Sounds like you have the perfect location for a wilderness family like ours ! When we camp in summer you'd mistake some of the tents for aircraft hangers. But the kids and babies come too. Canoes and Fishing rods. Wet suits and waders. We go to Shell Island in Wales - but only when the tides out. Need to plan your journey ahead. They only have Grizzly Sheep.
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Re: Portland Bill Revisited: Pictures from a small island

Mac ·
PortMoresby is very right DrF, Chesil Beach is a 'shingle' beach is 29 kilometres (18 mi) long, 200 metres (660 ft) wide and 15 metres (50 ft) high - and pretty steep too!! The 'shingle' (large round pebbles) varies from pea-sized at the north-west end (by West Bay) to orange-sized at the south-east end (by Portland). It is said that smugglers who landed on the beach in the middle of the night could judge "exactly where they were" by the size of the shingle. The beach has been the scene of...
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Re: Florida warned: take action against future flooding

GarryRF ·
50 years ago this area of Liverpool UK was underwater twice a day. Every tide. And storms would cause the land to flood half a mile inland. So this area is now a man made construction. Sand hills cover the solid foundation. Marrem grass has roots that bind the sand together. And it works. Copied off the Netherlands where much of the land is below sea level all year.
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Re: May 5, 2016: Liverpool Homes That Were "Saved" by World War II

GarryRF ·
In May 1941 - during WWII - Liverpool and its docklands area was bombed for 8 consecutive days. 61,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. When the truckloads of bricks and rubble were removed they were placed between the houses in danger of disappearing and the mighty ocean. Eventually it was possible to reclaim 1000 feet of land back from the water. The tide covered it with sand. And Marren grass was planted along this 2 miles of reclaimed coastline. So today we have a boating lake, kids...
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Re: Little Crosby - 17th Century Village

GarryRF ·
DrF !!!!! The village still has no beggars - no alehouses - no protestants ! Its only a recent decision to have electricity into the village. You can see the village in an hour - its only small. But you can follow the ancient footpaths through the farmland. See the wild fox, geese and birds of prey that live there. Or walk down to the beach. When the tide goes out it leaves 5 miles of sand !
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Washington Oaks Garden: a Peaceful Paradise in Florida

Travel Rob ·
With all that Florida has to offer, you'd think it would be hard for anybody to pick a favorite place in the state. In my case though, it's not. By a mile,my favorite place is Washington Oaks Gardens State Park. Washington Oaks is one of the most...
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Pictures from a small island - Portland Bill

Mac ·
Some 5 miles to the south-west of Weymouth is Portland Bill, a narrow promontory (or 'bill') at the southern end of the Isle of Portland, and the southernmost point of Dorset, England. This point of Portland bears the brunt of the many storms that...
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Super-tide at Mont-Saint-Michel: High water and 30K viewers

PHeymont ·
Last Saturday's "super-tide" at Mont-Saint-Michel, the island monument just off the coast at the border of Normandy and Brittany, drew over 30,000 spectators from all over the world, anxious to see the storied island as it seldom is...completely...
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"Tide of the Century" Coming to Mont Saint-Michel

Travel Rob ·
Crowds gathered along the coast of Brittany ,near Mont Saint-Michel, to watch Saturday’s high tide. The tide will be the first in nearly a month of large spring tides due to culminate on March 20 and 21 . March 21 has been touted as "the tide of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 5 2015: Portland isle at dusk

Mac ·
For no better reason than I rather like this picture, please allow me to show you the island of Portland in Dorset, England, at low tide as the sun sets on a late winter's afternoon. We look out from below the defensive castle - the 'Nothe' (or 'Nose'...
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Nov. 17, 2017: Wreck of a trawler, Nova Scotia Beach

Ian Cook ·
Nothing livens up a beach walk more than spotting a shipwreck! Ian Cook shares the story of the Nova Scotia, whose ruins can be spotted at low tide in Northumberland.
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Sir William Van Horne Billiards Room

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob takes us to the Billards Room on Minister's Island, New Brunswick, Canada.
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Arctic Terns at Long Nanny

Ian Cook ·
A special bird preserve, Long Nanny is the breeding ground of several ground nesting species including the lovely arctic tern whose photos are highlighted in this post. Arctic terns have among the longest migratory route of any bird.
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Apr. 13, 2017: An afternoon at Crystal Cove State Park

Ottoman ·
Crystal Cove State Park is a fine example of why people fall in love with California...Sand, Sun, and Surf.
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Whitby - North Yorkshire Coastal Town

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Whitby, North Yorkshire. A modern visitor attraction, working fishing port, with ancient religious heritage that inspired Bram Stoker.
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Securing the History of Old San Juan

Jonathan L ·
The Puerto Rico Historic Building Drawing Society is hard at work to preserve San Juan's UNESCO-listed architectural heritage. Jonathan L visited and interviewed its founder.
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Saltburn by the Sea, North Yorkshire

Paul Hunter Landscape Tog ·
Paul Hunter has visited Saltburn since his childhood, and finds it still holds its Victorian charm.
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Fantasyland: Unfinished Berlin Airport plans big expansion

PHeymont ·
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport, seven years behind schedule to open, is already planning expansion.
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Finding Nature at England’s Holkham National Nature Reserve: Spring Hares

Kirsten Hines ·
Kirsten Hines' series on exploring nature in England continues, this week finding some "boxing" hares in coastal sand dunes. What does it mean? Read on to find out.
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EU starts to OK airline bailouts

PHeymont ·
Air France has been approved by the EU for €7 billion in government loans and guarantees, and other governments and airlines may follow suit.
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October 17, 2019: Playa Pasquero Beach, Cuba

GarryRF ·
GarryRF shares a view of Cuba's beautiful beaches and thoughts on visiting during the 'off' season.
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Venice flood: News keeps getting worse

PHeymont ·
As flooding continues in Venice, the city and its residents face not only a huge cleanup and repair bill but big future losses to its key tourism business.
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Markets flourishing in France

PHeymont ·
Even in the face of online retail and hypermarkets, France's local markets continue to thrive and grow.
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Shreveport Aquarium: Tiny but Mighty

Marilyn Jones ·
On Marilyn Jones's visit to the aquarium, she found that it doesn't take too much space for a great experience.
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December 23, 2019: Black Oystercatchers, Alaska

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares photos of black oystercatchers, spotted on the shore of Katmai National Park.
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Jan. 8, 2020: Coligny Beach, Hilton Head, South Carolina

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband share pictures of their recent trip to Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The sunset was amazing.
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Venice tourism way down after flooding

PHeymont ·
Recent flooding has depressed bookings and canceled some conferences and events.
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Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, Maine

PHeymont ·
PHeymont shares memories of a favorite spot in Maine and some thoughts on its role in our lives.
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The Knife Angel, Gateshead

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares the story behind the Knife Angel, accompanied by lots of great photos.
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A Visit to Normandy: Magnificient Mont St. Michel

DrFumblefinger ·
(Mont St. Michel, viewed from pastoral Normandy) As we drive through the pretty farmland of Normandy, with its pleasing apple orchards and pastures dotted with sheep and dairy cows, it’s easy to forget this region’s turbulent past....
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East Beach Trail, Naikoon Provincial Park, Graham Island

DrFumblefinger ·
An 89 km long beach trail on Haida Gwaii, B.C. forms the basis of this adventure.
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For railfans: London-Paris train to the past

PHeymont ·
1997 Golden Arrow special                 Photo: Oxyman / Wikimedia   For railfans, and for nostalgic travelers in general, this fall brings an opportunity to relive the days of the boat trains and ferry...
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Fewer Mainland Chinese Going to Hong Kong

Travel Rob ·
Chinese mainland visitors to Hong Kong fell almost 10 percent in July, compared to last July. In contrast, Japan National Tourism Organization said 576,900 Chinese mainlanders visited Japan in July, more than double July of last year. One ...
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Our 3 Favorite Beaches on Philipsburg, St. Martin

Samantha ·
At one point in time we had a time share in Saint Maarten (I know, I know) and have been there a few times. While we were there, we always had to spend some time in Philipsburg. Before heading there the first time we knew that Saint Maarten was a...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 14, 2015: YanGuan -- a scenic little town to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)in China

Dr.Y ·
    During my recent trip to China, a friend took me to a scenic little town called YanGuan.  The town owes its fame to being the best spot to watch Qiantang’s Tidal Bore (钱塘江潮)  .  The cause of the tidal bore is water...
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Venice tries again on cruise ship limits

PHeymont ·
The Italian government has proposed a new set of rules to limit large ships in the historic lagoon city—but some say it's still not enough.
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Hyatt Resorts – Hyatt Regency Orlando. Florida

Samantha ·
Samantha takes a luxurious break at a resort hotel.
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Castle Stalker, Scotland

Ian Cook ·
A medieval castle in one of the most picturesque settings in Europe, Ian Cook shares the story and beautiful photo-essay of Castle Stalker.
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Outdoor pursuits to try in 2018

Christina Woodard ·
As Christmas becomes New Year and we start thinking about what the future holds we often become uncomfortably aware of the present. Of all those adventures we've been putting off and of the ticking of the clock that moves us relentlessly forwards. So make 2018 a year to remember by trying your hand at some new outdoor sports. Shake off that post Christmas lethargy and get yourself moving! Surfing Don't like getting muddy? (Surely you're kidding us!) Then why not choose 2018 as your family’s...
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March 8, 2018: Rhossili Bay, Gower, Wales

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares some lovely coastal scenes from his lovely home-country of Wales.
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Hopewell Rocks, New Brunswick, Canada

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits Hopewell Rocks at low tide and walks on the ocean floor.
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Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach, California

DrFumblefinger ·
    "They called it paradise, I don't know why.  You call some place paradise, kiss it goodbye. " The Eagles   There's a lot of great reasons to visit sunny Southern California.  It has a near perfect Mediterranean climate...
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Pesuta Shipwreck, Naikoon Provincial Park, Haida-Gwaii, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
There are few things that liven up a hiking day more than stumbling on a shipwreck.  At least that’s my life’s experience (based on this one wreck)!  One of my most interesting back-country backpacking experiences was...
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In John Steinbeck’s wake: My Blog from the Sea of Cortez.

DrFumblefinger ·
(Isla Espiritu Santo, views of the Sea of Cortez, Mexico) As a lad I enjoyed exploring the world through the pages of a good book.  Arthur C. Clarke lead me on diving adventures off Ceylon and Australia, as well as on a...
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A journey around Iceland: 3) South Iceland

DrFumblefinger ·
 (Black sand beach in Vik, Iceland) Many think South Iceland offers the island’s most spectacular scenery.  It’s hard to argue with this except to say that we found all of Iceland to be filled with...
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La Dolce Vita (Part 5) Venezia (Venice)

DrFumblefinger ·
  (Grand Canal, Salut Church, Old Custom House) So it was finally our time to visit the legendary travel destination of Venice.  With increasing excitement we journeyed from Florence through Tuscany and finally over the long...
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The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 2). Hilo & Hamakua Coast

DrFumblefinger ·
(Sunset over Hilo Bay, Big Island of Hawaii) Hilo is tucked into the northeastern corner of the Big Island, on the slopes of Mauna Loa’s rainy side.  And boy can it rain; the region gets up to 200 inches (500 cm) each year though...
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Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
  Officially called the Pigeon Point Light Station, it’s been my sentinel, standing at the edge of my personal territory, telling me I’m nearing, or leaving, my family on the coastside of the Bay Area, south of San Francisco.  I...
 
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