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Introduction:

The SS 'Dicky' was a coastal trader that operated in and around Australia from at least 1887 until its loss in 1893. The details of its early operation are unknown but by 1886 it was registered in Hong Kong, and was reportedly involved in a minor incident off the north-west coast of Western Australia in July 1887.


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A number of attempts were made to refloat the 'Dicky'. At least twice the vessel was refloated, only to rebeach itself. Eventually the wreck of the 'Dicky', including the engines, steam winch, sails, spars, gear, boats and anchors, was sold at auction on the 6th of June 1893



        Shipwreck, Dickie Beach, Queensland, Australia

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At beach:

Over the past 60 years we have provided thousands of young Australians with life saving skills and the attributes our great nation is known for – dedication, commitment and passion. We are very proud of our record “No lives lost between the red and yellow flags”.

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Shipwreck, Dickie Beach, Queensland, Australia

All beach users are asked to take care when at the beach, and in particular: • Never swim alone - Or surf, dive or sail unless there is someone with you. Always engage in water activities with family or friends. Tell someone when you will be back.


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Introduction:

Stroove is located on the east coast of the Inishowen peninsula a few miles north of the village of Greencastle off the R238. It is a relatively small beach and is located close to the North Inishowen Natural Heritage Area.

All beach users are asked to take care when at the beach, and in particular: • Never swim alone - Or surf, dive or sail unless there is someone with you. Always engage in water activities with family or friends. Tell someone when you will be back.


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All beach users are asked to take care when at the beach, and in particular: • Never swim alone - Or surf, dive or sail unless there is someone with you. Always engage in water activities with family or friends. Tell someone when you will be back.

All beach users are asked to take care when at the beach, and in particular: • Never swim alone - Or surf, dive or sail unless there is someone with you. Always engage in water activities with family or friends. Tell someone when you will be back.

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Get in:

Bus Éireann's buses stop at the town center, "The Diamond", outside the Abbey Hotel. They provide direct bus service to Dublin, Derry, Sligo, & Galway, and connecting service to numerous locations in the country & Northern Ireland.

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Stroove - Donegal, Ireland

 
 it takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from Keflavik International Airport to the Blue Lagoon and 45 minutes to drive from downtown Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon. There is lots of free car parking.

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Introduction:
The Blue Lagoon  geothermal spa is one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The spa is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula, southwestern Iceland.It is situated approximately 20 km  from the Keflavík International Airport and 39 km from the capital city of Reykjavík.

 it takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from Keflavik International Airport to the Blue Lagoon and 45 minutes to drive from downtown Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon. There is lots of free car parking.

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Reykjavik Excursions offer great flexibility in Blue Lagoon tours. After having enjoyed all that the Blue Lagoon has to offer you can either return to Reykjavík or be dropped off at Keflavík International Airport

 it takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from Keflavik International Airport to the Blue Lagoon and 45 minutes to drive from downtown Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon. There is lots of free car parking.
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it takes approximately 20 minutes to drive from Keflavik International Airport to the Blue Lagoon and 45 minutes to drive from downtown Reykjavík to the Blue Lagoon. There is lots of free car parking.

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Blue Lagoon In Iceland

Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

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Introduction:

Pfeiffer Beach is a beautiful, unspoiled beach that's popular with locals, somewhat unknown among tourists and well worth your time. Besides beautiful offshore views of rocks and sea stacks and some nice surfing waves, this beach has unusual purple sand, from manganese garnet particles washing down the hillside.



Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

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The Beach is located at the end of unmarked Sycamore Canyon Road, which is the only paved, un-gated road on the west side of Highway One between the Big Sur Post Office and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park.


Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

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In December 2013 a large fire broke out on Pfeiffer Ridge, just to the north of Sycamore Canyon. When it was finally extinguished, over 900 acres burned and more than 20 homes were destroyed.

Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

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Get in:

Pfeiffer Beach, with its purple sand, IS down Sycamore Canyon Road at mile marker Mon 45.64. It is not a state park, but on Los Padres National Forest land.

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Pfeiffer Purple Sand Beach, California

Petra, Jordan

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Introduction:

Petra is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma'an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.



Petra, Jordan

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Inhabited since prehistoric times, this Nabataean caravan-city, situated between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea, was an important crossroads between Arabia, Egypt and Syria-Phoenicia


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Get in:

ETT buses, both ordinary and all-inclusive guided tour, connect to Amman and Aqaba via the fast Desert Highway. Other tourists come with organized groups, including daily trips from Eilat. Tours to Petra from Taba, Sinai and Sharm el Sheikh are also gaining popularity with charter tourism,

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Petra, Jordan

Rhône Glacier Switzerland

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Introduction:

The Rhône Glacier  is a glacier in the Swiss Alps and the source of the river Rhône and one of the primary contributors to Lake Geneva in the far eastern end of the Swiss canton of Valais. Because the Glacier is located close to the Furka Pass road it is easily accessible.

Rhône Glacier Switzerland


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In those days, the guests of the Hotels Glacier du Rhone were able to dine with a view onto the nearby ice flow. Nowadays, the Gletsch nature trail gives an impression of what was once the mighty presence of the Rhone Glacier.



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Get in:

There are no border controls between countries that have signed and implemented this treaty - the European Union , Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.Major international airports are in Zurich, Geneva and Basel, with smaller airports in Lugano and Berne. Flying into nearby Milan , Lyon or even Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), or Munich (Germany) are other options though rather expensive and time-consuming by train.

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Rhône Glacier, Switzerland

Gaztelugatxe, Spain:

Gaztelugatxe is an islet on the coast of Biscay belonging to the municipality of Bermeo, in Basque Country (Spain). It is connected to the mainland by a man-made bridge. On top of the island stands a hermitage (named Gaztelugatxeko Doniene in Basque, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe in Spanish), dedicated to John the Baptist, that dates from the 10th century, although discoveries indicate that the date might be the 9th century. With another small neighboring island, Aketze, they form a protected biotope that extends from the town of Bakio until Cape Machichaco, on the Bay of Biscay.

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