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Seafood Restaurants, Lake Maurepas, Jefferson Parish, La.
I'm looking for a [formerly?] excellent and popular seafood restaurant on the strip of land between lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain in the New Orleans area. The name may have been Bruning's. Is this still there, or has it been moved?
Asked by: 22.214.171.124 15:41, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
- It is possible you are talking about this restaurant. From what I can tell, it closed sometime around 2009. Texugo (talk) 16:48, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
Tropic of Capricorn
In Wikipaedia, it states that the Tropic of Capricorn is gradually moving north by 15m per annum. Why? Is the axis tilting by that much each year or is there another explanation for this bizarre fact?
Asked by: 126.96.36.199 01:42, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
- According to w:Axial tilt, the Earth's axial tilt relative to its orbital plane is decreasing by about 0.47 arcseconds per year. 0.47 arcseconds is about 15m. LtPowers (talk) 18:53, 4 December 2013 (UTC)
- For the commercialised Santa version of the holiday there's North Pole (Alaska) and North Pole (New York), although our coverage of both is a bit incomplete. K7L (talk) 18:12, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
- And if you decide to pick Rovaniemi in the Christmas season, take the warmest clothes you have. Right now it's -25°C up there (-13°F, and BTW in the middle of January you often get to experience -40°C/°F) but probably you still feel tempted to go on reindeer sleigh ride with Santa and/or a snowmobile safari once you're there :). ϒpsilon (talk) 21:53, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
- We had -40°C (-40°F) up there yesterday :-) I think some of the businesses have suitable cloths for their customers, but don't freeze your fingers and ears off before you get at them. The newspapers told about people from Britain enjoying their husky safari, but promising never more to complain about the weather at home. --LPfi (talk) 12:37, 10 December 2013 (UTC)
- Not sure it's what you're looking for, but when I was a kid w:Santa's Village (Jefferson, New Hampshire) was a really big deal. :) There's also a few others listed in the w:Santa's Village (disambiguation).--— Rhododendrites talk | 15:31, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Ferry service to Îles-de-la-Madeleine
I'm planning my triumphant return to Quebec next summer and will spend a few days in the Îles-de-la-Madeleine. I plan on taking the Cap-aux-Meules–Souris route on my departure from the islands, but if possible, I'd like to get to the islands from somewhere on the Québécois mainland, preferably the Côte Nord.
The information at Îles-de-la-Madeleine#Get in appears to be outdated.
Can anyone who is familiar with this route help me out with information—pricing, frequency of departures, etc?