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Tahiti & French Polynesia Map

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub
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The Gold Coast

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The Gold Coast

Boasting 35 beaches, 300 sunny days and four million visitors a year, the Gold Coast serves up a sexy Aussie cocktail of sun, surf and sand. It’s no cliché to say that the beaches here are spectacular, with outstanding waves at Burleigh Heads, Currumbin and Kirra: it’s one of the best places to learn to surf in Australia. Behind the beach is a shimmering strip of high-rise apartments, eateries, bars, clubs and theme parks. The party capital is Surfers Paradise, where the fun sucks you into a dizzying vortex and spits you back out exhausted. The hype diminishes drastically as you head south, with Broadbeach’s sandy chic, Burleigh Heads’ seaside charm and Coolangatta’s laid-back surfer ethos. In the lush, subtropical hinterland, Lamington and Springbrook National Parks offer rainforest walks, waterfalls, sweeping views and cosy mountain retreats.

Jan Summer means sun, heat, busy beaches and the Big Day Out festival.

Jun–Aug Winter brings tourists from the chilly south chasing the sun.

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Margaret River & the Southwest Coast

Lonely Planet Lonely Planet ePub

The farmland, forests, rivers and coast of the lush, green southwestern corner of Western Australia (WA) contrast vividly with the stark, sunburnt terrain of much of the rest of the state. On land, world-class wineries and craft breweries beckon, and tall trees provide shade for walking trails and scenic drives. Offshore, bottlenose dolphins and whales frolic, and devoted surfers search for – and often find – their perfect break.

Unusually for WA, distances between the many attractions are short, and driving time is mercifully limited, making it a fantastic area to explore for a few days – you will get much more out of your stay here if you have your own wheels. Summer brings hordes of visitors, but in the wintry months from July to September the cosy pot-bellied stove rules and visitors are scarce, and while opening hours can be somewhat erratic, prices are much more reasonable.

AJan Follow the party crowds from the Southbound festival to the beach.

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Chapter 12

Bean, Leon Leonwood Down East Books ePub

Chapter 12

Wearing Apparel

As I have been quite a successful deer hunter for the past thirty-one years (shooting 32 deer) I am taking the liberty of recommending just what I wear.

Originally sold to customers in 1912, L.L. Bean came up with the idea for the Maine Hunting Shoe when he returned from a hunting trip with cold, wet feet.

Shoes: One pair 12" Leather Top Rubbers. I also take along a pair of 6 1/2" Moccasins to wear dry days on the ridges before snow comes.

Stockings: Two pairs knee-length heavy woolen and two pairs light woolen.

Underwear: Two union suits same as worn at home.

BILL GORMAN > L.L. Bean still sells union suits, but most people buy them for campwear. As a base layer, merino wool is superior to cotton in cold, damp weather.

Pants: One pair medium weight all wool with knit or zipper bottom. Also wear from home your heaviest business suit.

Coat: One medium weight, brilliant scarlet with game pocket in back.

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6. COMPETITION FACTS AND STATISTICS 1945–2011

Ed Emeka Keazor Bright Pen ePub

We shall now examine some facts and statistics, underlying the competition over the last 66 years of its existence. These statistics have been based on final matches, due to the dearth of complete records during the various qualifying rounds over the years. Whilst some Football associations- especially Lagos, have fairly comprehensive data, the same could not be said of all and the need for uniformity has thus guided the focus on final matches, which are at least reliable.

The analysis of goals statistics has been restricted to goals scored in finals and has not included goals scored in the qualification rounds.

19451959

There were 55 goals scored in the finals in this period. The distribution is as follows:

Teams

Goals

1. Railways XI

2. Port Harcourt Red Devils

13

3. Pan Bank-

6

4. Marine

4

5. UAC XI

3

6. Calabar XI

3

7. Warri

2

8. Plateau

2

9. Kano Pillars

2

10. Dynamos

1

11. Zaria

1

Total

55

The record for the highest margin of goals scored in any final in the FA Cup was shared in this period by two matches Port Harcourt Red Devils v Federal United 1958 (60) and Pan Bank XI v Warri XI 1952 (60). The record for the highest scoreline/margin in FA cup history was for a match in the qualifying rounds Port Harcourt Red Devils v Ikot Ekpene 180, 1958 preliminary rounds; the next was Ibadan v Ekiti 170. These stand as the overall highest scores/margins in FA Cup history.

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Ko Phi-Phi & the Southern Andaman Coast

Planet, Lonely Lonely Planet Publications ePub

Ko Phi-Phi & the Southern Andaman Coast

Island hoppers, this is your dreamland. The south is the quieter half of the Andaman coast; even the regional star, Ko Phi-Phi, can’t rival the glam and crowds of Phuket. Just slowly putter from white-sand isle to white-sand isle – and prepare for serious relaxation, outdoor fun and chummy nights at beachside bars.

Social seekers will love the developed beauties, such as Ko Phi-Phi and Ko Lanta, where you can party into the wee hours and meet plenty of fellow ramblers on the beach yet still find a peaceful strip of sand. And roads less travelled are just next door: head down through the lightly developed Trang Islands to the even-less-visited Satun Province to find powder-white beaches, outrageous snorkelling and plenty of spicy southern Thai culture.

» The weather can be a big concern for travellers in this region. The Andaman coast receives more rain than the southern gulf provinces, with May to October being the months of heaviest rainfall. During this time passenger boats to some islands, such as Ko Tarutao, are suspended. If you find the weather on the Andaman coast unpleasant, you can easily travel to the southwestern gulf coast, where you’re more likely to find the sun shining.

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10. Yes Wii Can or Can Wii? Theorizing the Possibilities of Video Games as Health Disparity Intervention

Thomas P Oates Indiana University Press ePub

David J. Leonard, Sarah Ullrich-French, and Thomas G. Power

THE DEBATE ABOUT EXERGAMING OFTEN APPEARS IN headlines such as “Can Wii Games Replace Regular Exercise?” and “Is the Wii Fit Better than Regular Exercise?”1 In this regard, virtual gaming has been reduced to a binary, a mathematical formula that treats participants as universal subjects and analyzes how well the games transport those bodies into virtual space. It reflects on whether these games have real-life impact on the universal game subject and how these virtual activities compare to their real-life brethren. Take one study from the American Council on Exercise, which after testing sixteen participants on six of Wii’s most challenging games – Free Run, Island Run, Free Step, Advanced Step, Super Hula Hoop, and Rhythm Boxing – concluded that virtual reality was distinctively different from the real world, in that twice as many calories were burned with the real “thing.” Emblematic of much of the discourse, the adherence to the virtual-real binary and its conceptualization of all participants as having equal access and opportunity demonstrate the shortcomings of the discourse surrounding virtual exercise.2 Furthering the establishment of this dualistic framework, the discourse focuses on the caloric impact–energy expenditure rates of virtual exercise games; it works to understand if exergaming is a substitute for real-world exercise. Yet there has been little effort to measure the impact of games on the physical body (core strength, balance) and, more important, the impact of games on identity, knowledge about fitness, health, and nutrition. In the end, these studies, more than the games themselves, disembody people and fail to look at how games change people in a myriad of ways, from the physical to the mental, from identity to self-worth.

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30. Travels with a Bicycle by Shawn Granton

New World Library ePub

Shawn Granton

I have an insatiable urge to travel. When I owned a car, my time off was filled with road trips. When I stopped driving, I discovered the romance of train travel. And when I moved to Portland a decade ago, I was bitten by the bicycling bug. For me, bicycling was the perfect way to explore the urban environment; you can move faster and cover more ground than on foot, and you’re not confined to the set schedules and routes of public transit.

At first, when I left Portland to travel, I was perfectly content to leave the bike at home, put on a sturdy pair of boots, and pore over transit maps each time I arrived in a new town. Soon, though, I longed to explore these new places the same way I explored the City of Roses — on two wheels. But I was intimidated by logistics: how could I bring a bike with me? Should I rent or borrow a bike instead? How would I figure out how to get around?

After traveling several times with my bike to new cities, most of my worries have disappeared. With some forethought, all the hurdles can be overcome. Let me walk you, er, roll you through the process!

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Part III

Edited by Kenneth L. Untiedt University of North Texas Press PDF
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Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming

Fred Dow Moon Canyon Publishing PDF

Medicine Bow National Forest

181

Medicine Bow National Forest

Wyoming

The Medicine Bow National Forest of the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, is comprised of

1,093,618 acres. It is located in southeast Wyoming. There are thirty-four developed campgrounds of which twenty-five meet our selection criteria.

In the “Journal of Western Travel,” John McTurk Gibson wrote: "June 13, 1859 - Sighted Laramie's

Peak, covered with snow, contrasting strongly with the suffocating heat we have endured all day."

Yesterday, today, and in the future, the mountain peaks of Medicine Bow National Forest are a welcoming sight to all. Besides the promise of relief from summer heat, these mountains offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Rock climbing, rafting, boating, fishing, and trails for foot, motorized and stock access are some of the activities found in the Forest. A number of developed campgrounds, located close to various recreational activities, offer a convenient location for overnight stays.

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Brisbane & Around

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Brisbane & Around

Australia’s most underrated city? Booming Brisbane is an energetic river town on the way up, with an edgy arts scene, pumping nightlife and great coffee and restaurants. Plush parks and historic buildings complete the picture, all folded into the elbows of the meandering Brisbane River.

Brisbanites are out on the streets: the weather is brilliant and so are the bodies. Fit-looking locals get up early to go jogging, swimming, cycling, kayaking, rock-climbing or just to walk the dog. And when it’s too hot outside, Brisbane’s subcultural undercurrents run cool and deep, with bookshops, globally inspired restaurants, cafes, bars and band rooms aplenty.

East of Brisbane is Moreton Bay, with its low-lying sandy isles (don’t miss a trip to ‘Straddie’), beaches and passing parade of whales, turtles and dolphins.

Jan Brisbane swelters during summer: the perfect time to head to North Stradbroke Island.

May–Aug Cool, mild temperatures (bring a jacket) and clear skies – Brisbane at its best!

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Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest

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Cairns & the Daintree Rainforest

Tropical, touristy Cairns is an unmissable stop on any East Coast traveller’s itinerary. Experienced divers and first-time toe-dippers swarm to the steamy city for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, while those more interested in submerging themselves in boozy good times are well-served by a barrage of bars and clubs. For day-trippers, the Atherton Tableland – home to cooler climes, volcanic-crater lakes, jungly waterfalls and gourmet food producers – is just a short and scenic drive away.

The winding road from Cairns to ritzy Port Douglas offers spectacular coastal vistas, but it’s north of the Daintree River that the adventure really begins. The magnificent Daintree National Park stretches up the coast, with rainforest tumbling right onto white-sand beaches; don’t be so awestruck by the stunning surrounds that you forget to keep an eye out for crocs! Further up, the Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation to Cooktown is one of Australia’s great 4WD journeys.

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Abel Tasman, Kahurangi & Nelson Lakes

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Abel Tasman, Kahurangi & Nelson Lakes

The Nelson region is a trampers’ paradise, boasting three national parks – Abel Tasman, Kahurangi and Nelson Lakes. Between them they offer a mind-blowing diversity of landscapes and experiences, from swimming in golden coves or quick plunges in frigid mountain streams, to traversing a plateau strewn with ancient rock formations, tramping across the sands of a wild West Coast beach, or exploring alpine peaks and passes with views as far as the eye can see.

This region has two Great Walks, including New Zealand’s most popular, the Abel Tasman Coast Track. The other, the Heaphy Track, is famed for its ecological and geological wonders. There are many other well-established tracks and myriad more-remote and less-frequented options such as the Mt Arthur Tableland Circuit, included in this book for the first time.

Sheltered by mountain ranges, Abel Tasman National Park basks in some of NZ’s best weather. Particularly pleasant spells occur reliably through summer and autumn, but the park can happily be tramped all year round.

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Druids, Celts, and Blacksmiths

Ron Tatum University of North Texas Press ePub

Druids, Celts, and
Blacksmiths

I’ve been a student and professor of Celtic culture and Welsh language and literature, even longer than I’ve been a horseshoer, and have always been interested in the status of the farrier/blacksmith in druidical societies in medieval times. Back then, one person did all the jobs we now associate with blacksmiths, farriers, and horseshoers. Today, a blacksmith primarily works with metal, and a farrier primarily works with horses’ feet. Horseshoer is just another more common name for farrier, although about half the time I tell someone I’m a horseshoer, they think I make my living playing horseshoes. “Farrier,” from the Latin ferrum for “iron,” isn’t much better, since few people have any idea what the word means. It does raise a few eyebrows, however. In this section, I use the terms blacksmith, farrier, and horseshoer to mean the same person.

According to the sources I’ve studied, the blacksmith’s position in the ancient tribes was equal to that of the doctor, just below that of the Druid, who was a rung below but occasionally equal to the king. The talents of the blacksmith in ancient Welsh and Irish societies were used to forge the weapons, armor, and general armaments for defending a kingdom or attacking other kingdoms; additionally, the blacksmith was responsible for the horses and war chariots. But beyond these fundamentals, there remained a mystique about the blacksmith, the man who could manipulate and persuade the strongest of all materials, iron, into the service of the people.

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4 The Best of Times …The Worst of Times: 1980-1990

Christie, John Down East Books ePub

Let’s begin our story about the decade of the 1980s at Sugarloaf by explaining why it should be called “the best of times …the worst of times.” On the positive side, the decade saw the realization of two important dreams, both of which are key to the current prominence of Sugarloaf. First, the vision and foresight of Peter Webber, not to mention his personal affection for the game, resulted in the construction of what is now regarded as one of the country’s premier resort golf courses.And, second, his name is also linked inextricably with the other important development of the decade: the founding and early growth of a private college preparatory school to be called Carrabassett Valley Academy.It was clearly the best of times.

Odlin Thompson, Amos, and Stub remember tbe old days.

But up on the Mountain, despite major improvements in the uphill facilities, and seemingly rampant real estate development, dark clouds loomed over an increasingly dire financial situation. This was brought on by the combination of cost overruns in infrastructure development, and highly leveraged and expensive debt. The situation was exacerbated by discouraging results from skiing operations due to inadequate snowfall and insufficient snowmaking capacity, worsened further by customers who resisted the rising prices put in place to help support the balance sheet. Some (myself among them) would argue that a contributing factor was a major change in management focus—from ski operations to real estate and other ancillary activities—which deviated from the resort’s original raison d’être.

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