Maritime Culture in Wellington

Maritime Culture in Wellington
... places to live.”  And being the capital of an island nation, Wellington has long been associated with the maritime.  Here are a few of the water-related features that make the city such a fantastic place to visit. Wellington Harbour This gorgeous, almost perfect circle of a harbor really does define Wellington as a city.  It’s no doubt why Maori settlers chose this place to plant roots, and European settlers that came behind them no doubt saw the safe haven as just the perfect thing...
December 3rd, 2010 | Andy Hayes | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: city tour, top-feature, water

Water, Water Everywhere, but not a Drop to Drink

Water, Water Everywhere, but not a Drop to Drink
It’s rainy again today in Vegas, with fluffy clouds in the sky and crystal clear air.  Beautiful.  But even our rainy days are mostly dry.  water is an issue throughout the West and one that locals and visitors should take seriously if we want to be here in decades to come.  Many visitors see Vegas as a symbol of water excess, but that is far from true.  During the last decade, Vegas actually used less water – not as a percentage, but in actual use – despite our rapid increase in tourism...
January 15th, 2010 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: desert, drought, lake mead, Nevada drought, vegas drought, water, water shortage

Get Out and Get Dirty: Volunteer to Scrub the Las Vegas Wash

... The Las Vegas Wash Coordination Committee is planning the largest Wash Green-Up in its history.  The wash drains urban runoff, shallow groundwater, reclaimed water, and stormwater from the Las Vegas Valley into Lake Mead and is one of Vegas’ great hidden natural attractions.  This critical wetlands habitat is part of the Clark County Wetlands Park and the Henderson Bird Preserve, home to egrets, falcons, ibis, stilts, and an array of ducks.  Wetlands are natural water filters that improve...
August 20th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 2
Filed under: birding, community volunteer, groundwater, History & Information, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", spring, vegas, water, wildlife habitat, wildlife volunteer

Green Vegas: Booking your Trip

... people realize, so this is the first in a series of postings about how you can or Vegas is dealing with environmental issues like global warming, water sustainability and resource management.  Our bright city in a desert seems like an oxymoron of sustainable development.  Yet, Vegas has actually reduced its water consumption (not just the percentage of water used) over the past decade, despite its growth.  CityCenter may be the largest green commercial development in the world and,...
July 31st, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: airfare, bookings, environment, green, hotel rates, sustainability, sustainable, travel, vegas, water

Golf: B.C.’s Top Ten Courses

... map.setCenter(map._lastCenter); }); } Tags: Attractions, golf, mountains, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, pitch and putt, sports, water ...
May 30th, 2009 | thevancouverguide | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, golf, mountains, Outdoors & Recreation, parks, pitch and putt, sports, water

Natural Turkish Air Conditioning

... to cool air from below, I’ve encountered many different approaches to “natural air-con.” The most ubiquitous though, has to be the use of water in Middle Eastern architecture—just look at the Moorish Alhambra in Granada, Spain for one of the world’s most exquisite examples. In Turkey, even today the use of running water and fountains is everywhere…and for good reason. A relaxing meal reclining on a cushioned platform over a cool stream and next to a squirting fountain is a welcome respite...
January 30th, 2009 | Brendan | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: air-con, culture, Customs & Rituals, eating, restaurant, turkey, water

Photo Op: Redondo Board Walk

... spot for runners and walkers any time of the year.  Keep you eyes peeled and you may see a seal pup or some frisky otters playing in the water.  Redondo also has a launch spot for boats, a popular pier for fishing, and is home to Salty’s Restaurant.   Photo credit:  personal collection Tags: Great Walks, Lunch Hour Fun, People - Interesting Local People, Redondo, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", Sports & Recreation, walking, water ...
January 18th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Great Walks, Lunch Hour Fun, People - Interesting Local People, Redondo, Sound Like a Local - Local "speak", Sports & Recreation, walking, water

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