Archive | March 5, 2018

Jordan Pond House, Acadia National Park — The Iconic Lawn Being Totally Redone.

by Anura Guruge

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Click to ENLARGE and read. From the “National Park Service” Website.

I had seen the above notice on the “National Park Service” Website before I had set off to Acadia.

I had also read that “Jordan Pond” was open. Though I thought I knew most of the ways to get to the ‘Pond’ I was foiled from getting there the first two days we were there. Then on the third day (i.e., Sunday) I had stopped to ask a Park Ranger whether Schoodic was open. He said it was. I then asked him about Jordan Pond. He told me I had to take “Jordan Pond Road”, off Route 3, in “Seal Harbor”. That worked! I never realized that that was ANOTHER unmarked access to the Park Loop Road.

Jordan Pond was deserted. Saw one other person. We were the ONLY vehicle in the parking lot.

The ground, under a lot of snow until quite recently, was very wet, soft and muddy. It was difficult to venture much.

It is pretty torn up. I guess they could have it relaid by June 2018.

It looks like they are installing buried irrigation pipes. That seems a WASTE. It is NOT like that they do not get enough rain up there.

Anywho …

Just wanted to share with you.

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by Anura Guruge

Confused As To Why UK PM Theresa May Is Concerned About Trump’s New Tariffs — UK Hardly Makes Any Cars!

by Anura Guruge

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OK. To be fair, Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, did call on Thursday to talk with Trump about tariffs and OTHER matters (e.g., ISIS and N. Korea). So, that was before Trump had explicitly said that HIS TRADE WAR will involve levying a tax on ‘European‘ cars.

It was the TAX on ‘European’ cars — in particular BRITISH cars — that got me thinking … and then rather upset.

We, the Brits, no longer OWN many car brands! All of our ICONIC British cars companies/brands — Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Mini, Land Rover — are owned by FOREIGN entities, in some cases the dreaded, despicable Germans!

Aston Martin and Morgan are about the only ones that are not owned outright by foreign companies. This is so sad. Breaks my heart. That Rolls Royce/Bentley are owned by BMW/Volkswagen is beyond the pale and that my beloved Jaguar brand belongs to Indians makes me cringe.

Not sure where they get the $9.8 Billion in UK vehicle exports to the US. That must be the cars shipped from the UK. That does not mean all the money goes to the UK.

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