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Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

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     Les Saintes



     La Désirade

     Understand Guadeloupe

     Survival Guide

Guadeloupe is a fascinating archipelago of islands, with each island offering travelers something different while retaining its rich Franco-Caribbean culture and identity. Guadeloupe’s two main islands look like the wings of a butterfly and are joined together by a mangrove swamp. Grande-Terre, the eastern of the two islands, has a string of beach towns that offer visitors marvelous stretches of sand to laze on and plenty of activities, while mountainous Basse-Terre, the western of the two, is home to the wonderful Guadeloupe National Park, which is crowned by the spectacular La Soufrière volcano.

South of the ‘mainland’ of Guadeloupe are a number of small islands that give a taste of Guadeloupe’s yesteryear. Ranging from sheer relaxation on La Désirade to the charmingly village-like atmosphere of Les Saintes, the smaller islands each have their own character and round out the long list of ingredients that make up Guadeloupe.

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2 Becoming Sugarloaf/USA: 1961-1971

Christie, John Down East Books ePub

In April 1961, after returning to the United States from a postgraduate stint studying literature at the University of Stockholm, in Sweden, I went to Sugarloaf to race in the Schuss and to get in some spring skiing. It was apparent there was going to be plenty of it, as more than 200 inches of snow would fall on the Mountain that season. All the trails were open and well covered, and there was every indication that the area would likely stay open well into May.

My old Bowdoin buddy, Bruce Chalmers, and several other friends and I were staying as Dick Bell’s guests in his old Bigelow Station at the end of the access road on the weekend of the Schuss. Come Sunday afternoon, my friends were getting ready to leave, and we had to move out of the Station. I didn’t want to leave, but I had a problem: I had no place to stay, and all the money I had in the world was the five dollars that Bruce had generously given to me. Fate intervened in the person of Wayne Wibby from Bangor, now a successfully retired oral surgeon.

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Dunedin & Otago

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Otago has attractions both urban and rural, ranging from quirky towns to world-class wineries and some of the country’s most accessible wildlife. Its historic heart is Dunedin, home to a vibrant student culture and arts scene. From the town’s stately Edwardian train station it's possible to catch the famous Taieri Gorge Railway inland, and continue on two wheels along the craggily scenic Otago Central Rail Trail.

Those seeking colonial New Zealand can soak up the frontier atmosphere of gold-rush towns such as Clyde, St Bathans, Naseby and cute-as-a-button Ophir. For wildlife, head to the Otago Peninsula, where penguins, albatross, sea lions and seals are easily sighted. Seaside Oamaru has a wonderful historic precinct, resident penguin colonies and a quirky devotion to steampunk culture.

Unhurried and overflowing with picturesque scenery, Otago is generous to explorers who are after a more leisurely style of holiday.

AFebruary and March have settled, sunny weather (usually…), and the juicy appeal of fresh apricots, peaches and cherries.

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The Bad Job?

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

The Bad Job?

I thought I had done a bad job on one particular horse I shod in Northern California. A quite pleasant lady had called to set up an appointment to shoe her mare. She said she would meet me at the pasture because she was the only one who could catch the mare. She told me the horse was easy to shoe, just hard to catch.

I showed up on the appointed date and was pleased to see that the horse was, in fact, easy to shoe. I enjoyed talking with the lady, and I enjoyed shoeing her horse. I figured I had done a good job. I gave my usual suggestion to the owner that the shoeing should be done every eight weeks. With my regular customers I always pull out my appointment book and schedule the next visit, but with new customers I hesitate to do that in case they decide they don’t like my work and don’t want me back in eight weeks. I’ll wait for them to call me. I told her she should call me, or some other shoer, around that time to pull off the shoes and either trim and put new shoes on, or just trim the feet. If you leave the shoes on past eight weeks, the feet will just keep growing and the horse might go lame. She said she would call me.

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Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF
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Richard Kamchen and Greg Oliver ECW Press ePub


The era from 1942–43 until the NHL expansion in 1967 is called the Original Six, in reference to the six teams that made up the league. To many, this was the golden era of the NHL. As far as goaltending is concerned, there were six jobs in the big league, and that was it—only the elite made it.

The greatest of the greats come from this era, and three in particular continue to define goaltending: Hall, Sawchuk, and Plante.

Their stories, each the subject of wonderful biographies, tell the tale of the evolution of the position.

With Glenn Hall, the outstanding keeper from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, it was all about endurance and the butterfly style. Surely no one will ever top his NHL-record streak of 502 consecutive games played in net, plus another 50 in the playoffs. Hall, however, insists his streak was actually much longer.

“Prior to that, I had played seven or eight years without missing a game, but that doesn’t show up. For example, when I was in Edmonton, I went to Detroit and played a few games in a couple of seasons. So my record in Edmonton looks as though I missed some games there. That was because I was playing in Detroit. I was never hurt. I was lucky when it came to injuries,” Hall said in In the Crease: Goaltenders Look at Life in the NHL.

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Part I

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF
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Ari Atoll

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Centred on a vast, sumptuously and inviting oval lagoon dotted with reefs, Ari Atoll sits to the west of the capital and is famed for its superb diving and stellar beaches. While the atoll is one natural entity, it’s large enough to have been split into two districts – North and South Ari Atoll.

The nutrient-rich water that flows out through channels attracts large creatures from the open sea and divers from all over the world – South Ari remains one of the best places in the world to see whale sharks, the world’s largest fish, which are spotted year-round on the outer reef, as well as hammerhead sharks in the atoll's northern parts.

Ari Atoll hosts some of the most famous and exclusive resorts in the country, but its exceptional diving means there are also a host of cheaper diving resorts and a vibrant, growing guesthouse scene on some of the inhabited islands.

AMay-Dec The best time to dive or snorkel with the amazing whale sharks

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St-Martin/Sint Maarten

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

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     Sint Maarten


     Simpson Bay

     Maho Mullet Bay



     Friar’s Bay

     Pic Paradis

     Grand Case

     Anse Marcel

     Orient Beach

     Oyster Pond

     Survival Guide

For hundreds of years the Caribbean was the playground of imperialists who transported rum, slaves and gold between worlds. These faraway kingdoms repeatedly conquered and retreated, radically changing the area’s political geography with the spark of a cannon. After years of divvying up these sand-strewn paradises, only one of the Caribbean’s 7000 islands remained so dear to two separate empires – the French and the Dutch – that they decided to share it.

This arbitrary division of land has given the scrubby island two very distinct personalities, like a set of Siamese twins. At times they work as one, but in other instances they become a caricature of themselves by exaggerating the traits that makes them unique: the French cling to their European roots, while the Dutch side plays up its jammin’ vibe. Although neither side likes to admit it, the whole really is greater than the sum of its parts.

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Ultimate Outback

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'Outback' means different things to different people and in different parts of Australia − deserts, tropical savannah, wetlands... But what's consistent is the idea that it's far from the comforts of home. The outback is 'beyond the black stump' and holds many surprises.

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is the undisputed highlight of Central Australia. There's not much that hasn't been said about Uluru, and not many parts of it that haven't been explored, photographed and documented. Still, nothing can prepare you for its almighty bulk, spiritual stories, remarkable textures and camera-worthy colours.

The tallest dome of Kata Tjuta is taller than Uluru (546m versus 348m), and some say exploring these 36 mounded monoliths is a more intimate, moving experience. Trails weave in amongst the red rocks, leading to pockets of silent beauty and spiritual gravitas.

In Watarrka National Park, about 300km north of Uluru by road, Kings Canyon is the inverse of Uluru − as if someone had grabbed the big rock and pushed it into the desert sand. Here, 270m-high cliffs drop away to a palm-lined valley floor, home to 600 plant species and delighted-to-be-here native animals. The 6km canyon rim walk is four hours well spent.

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Zeller Makes Most of Putting on Freshman 15

The Herald-Times Indiana University Press ePub

By Dustin Dopirak

Take 15 pounds and spread it over a 6-foot-11 body, and you’re only talking about a few ounces per inch. The difference between a 215-pound man and a 230-pound man of that height can be noticeable, but only if that man happens to wear tank tops as a standard practice.

When trying to explain the difference between where this Indiana team was expected to finish and where it is, that’s where the conversation starts. With the 15 pounds of muscle Cody Zeller put on his 6-11 frame from the time he arrived in Bloomington last May until the season started in November.

To say the freshman forward from Washington is the only reason the Hoosiers morphed from a 12-20 squad last season to the 27-8 team that’s currently preparing for its first Sweet 16 game since 2002 is to grossly undervalue the contributions of so many of his teammates, and for that matter, his coach.

But Zeller’s gains in weight and strength may have been the most important development of this season, simply because it made all the rest of the pieces fit. Going from 215 to 230 allowed Zeller to play center instead of power forward, where many expected him to play, which allowed the Hoosiers to put five scorers on the floor and allow everyone to play roles that made sense.

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19. Freakbikes by Megulon-5

Amy Walker New World Library ePub


A freakbike is a bicycle that has been cut up and put back together in a way that might not make obvious sense. Freakbikes appear wherever piles of cheap bikes can be found. Their forms may evolve from a common starting point, like the chopper, the tallbike, or the swingbike, and there are standard ways to construct one, but there is no right way to design or build one.

I made my first chopper by sawing off a few extra fork blades and hammering them onto another bike’s fork. It was the obvious method for someone who only had a hacksaw and a wrench handy (the wrench was used to hammer the blades on). I got tired of jamming the forks back together every time they loosened up and dumped me on the pavement, so I learned how to weld them. Soon enough, I needed to know how a longer fork would ride, and to do this I had to change the head-tube angle and lengthen the frame to keep my weight in front of the rear hub. This adaptive process is how freakbikes are made, whether they are shiny and built by skilled fabricators or jagged and built by backyard hackers.

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Part Two Day 4

Geraldine Ellis Watson University of North Texas Press PDF

Reflections on the Neches

shack was usually a tent on the last crib. When the raft hit land in the bend of the river, she saw that it was beginning to break apart and pile up, so she dived into the water and swam clear. That must have been an awesome sight: those great logs piling up like match sticks. She always told I. C. that if the river ever got low enough to expose the logs, he should pull them out, for they were virgin longleaf pine logs and would be as good as new due to submersion in the water. The year Saul Aronow, Ranger David McHugh, and

I canoed the upper Neches, it was lower than I had ever seen it and that was the year I. C. pulled out a good portion of the logs. The fence around his house on Highway 92 was made of hand-rived pales from these logs.

The river was the only way they could transport timber from the Neches watershed to the big lumber mills in Beaumont. Loggers would kill the trees by girdling them, wait a year for them to dry standing up, then cut them down with axes and two-man crosscut saws. Oxen and mules dragged the logs to the sloughs, then, when the winter floods came and water rose, the logs were floated. The main routes in the flooded bottomlands had the trees along them cut while the water was down, and they were called float roads. The logs were fastened with wooden pegs into cribs, or small rafts, and the cribs were connected by chains or ropes to make a long raft. The end of each log was struck with a sledge hammer that had a raised letter on it, thus branding the logs so the receiving mills would know to whom the logs should be credited. Perhaps the owner suspected some enterprising loggers might decide to sell a few logs on their own and pocket the proceeds.

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Around Perth

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

Although Western Australia (WA) is huge, you don't have to travel too far from Perth to treat yourself to a tantalising taste of what the state has to offer. A day trip could see you frolicking with wild dolphins, snorkelling with sea lions, scooping up brilliant-blue crabs or spotting bilbies in the bush. Active types can find themselves canoeing, rafting, surfing, windsurfing, sandboarding, diving, skydiving and mountain biking.

Get up early to experience the Pinnacles in Nambung National Park at dawn, and return at dusk for a spectacular end to the day. Explore historic towns classified by the National Trust, or experience the monastic ambience of fascinating New Norcia.

We've designed this chapter so that the main headings can be tackled as day trips, or better still, overnighters. If you're embarking on a longer trip, whether north, south or east, you'll find your first stop within these pages.

AMar Good beach weather and a fine time to spot thrombolites in Lake Clifton.

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Chapter 34

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 34

Camp Cooking-Recipes

Venison Steak Cut steak about 1 1/2 inches thick. Remove excess fat and wipe clean and dry. Have a very hot fire and when frying pan is smoking hot drop steak into the pan and allow to sear quickly on one side. Then turn.

If you like steak medium or well done, reduce the heat of the fire and turn occasionally, until at desired stage. If you prefer a rare steak, it will require 10 to 12 minutes; medium, 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve on a hot platter. Spread steak with butter and add salt and pepper to taste.

Venison Cutlets Cut small slices of meat from the loin about 1 1/4 inches thick. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and brush with melted butter. Roll in bread crumbs. Fry in butter.

Roast Duck Clean and dress duck. Steam about 1 1/2 hours before roasting. Stuff with sliced onion or apple. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cover breasts with several slices of salt pork. Bake about 20 minutes in a very hot oven, basting every 4 or 5 minutes with fat in pan. Remove stuffing before serving.

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