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Powerful winter waves have caused the closing of two lanes of the ocean side Great Highway in San Fransisco.
Take a look at the placement of this road in the Google Streetview below. It’s good to see that this article says longer term solutions are being worked on.

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Insight City Guide San Francisco (Insight Guides)

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You think you’re cold? Sea turtles in Florida, used to more tropical conditions, had to be saved due to the shock recent cold caused to their systems.

Related books:

Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation

Sea Turtles: An Extraordinary Natural History of Some Uncommon Turtles

The latest redevelopment plans for Qualicum Beach Resort Hotel in British Columbia are coming up for review.

The property has been in distress since a fire damaged part of the property three years ago.

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Book links:

Secret Beaches of Southern Vancouver Island: Qualicum to the Malahat

Moon British Columbia (Moon Handbooks)

British Columbia Off the Beaten Path (Off the Beaten Path Series)

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Don’t leave your wallet on the beach, says this article.

But how do you tip the guy that plants your umbrella then?

A Week at the Beach: 100 Life-Changing Things You Can Do by the Seashore

Photo by Erik Christensen under GNU documentation license via WikiMedia Commons

This was not your typical beach vacation. But when dozens of beached whales are seemingly calling for your help, how can you not help? As one tourist, said:

We’ve just been digging them up out of the sand and wetting them down. I’ve never done anything like this before. I’ve only ever seen it on TV. It’s been going really well though. I’m not leaving until I see them swim away.”

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New Zealand (Eyewitness Travel Guides)

NZ Frenzy, a Travel Guide to New Zealand (North Island) Featuring Waterfalls, Beaches, Hot Springs, and Trails

New Zealand: Bays And Beaches (Pictorial Series – New Zealand)

Vanishing volcanoes: A guide to the landforms and rock formations of Coromandel Peninsula

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Copacabana’s 4km beach made this list for memorable New Year’s spots. It was the only beach destination on the list. Imagine!

Rio de Janeiro (City Guide)

Frommer’s Portable Rio de Janeiro

As this column on New Year’s resolutions points out, beach reading is one reason ebook readers won’t likely take over the old-fashioned kind any time soon.

Become an eBook convert? I don’t think so. I’d rather wait until we have colour E-Ink (so I can read magazines and newspapers, too) and there’s a well-designed product that doesn’t mind a bit of sand at the beach or a quick dip in the bathtub.”

Kindle Wireless Reading Device (6