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Berg River Dam[edit]

What are the economic aspects on the Berg River Dam? Asked by: Sonwabiso Junior (talk) 20:09, 17 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Sonwabiso, this isn't the right place you get an answer to your question. Wikivoyage is a travel guide, so it isn't concerned with the economic aspects of a dam. I suggest you go to Wikipedia to see if there is an article there about this dDam. Ground Zero (talk) 20:18, 17 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
As already said, we are a travel, not geography site.
If you want to visit the dam, we have a guide to the nearby town of Franschhoek. Otherwise start your research by reading wikipedia:Berg River Dam. AlasdairW (talk) 21:17, 17 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Check enwiki. SHB2000 (talk) 23:26, 17 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Pacific voyage across Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia and New Zealand.[edit]

Hello fellow travellers.

Being who I am, I tend to make these sort of sudden decisions, oft grandiose ones. And so I decided the other day to take upon myself the challenge of organising and eventually carrying out a trip of massive scales. A pacific voyage.

Starting from Palau in the western Pacific and ending in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) on the Southeastern Pacific.

I went through all Wikivoyage's pages concerning the nations of Oceania, and later made a map itinerary of all the nations and autonomous entities I intend to visit. The direction, arrivals and departures to and from each island is based upon the form of getting in the country from other countries which provide flights/ships to the country of concern.

Me being young, I hope and wish to complete this trip on a low budget, and as I will be traveling on my own, I have no rush and am willing to take the longer, odder and more memorable way of transportation across the Pacific.

It is important for me to mention a couple of facts that will bring ease to my trip:

  1. I have 3 passports: Israeli, American and German. A combination of such will pretty much allow me to enter any country visa free/visa on arrival.
  2. . I have 3 years of navy expertise, serving in the Red Sea area on military freighters and destroyer class vessels.
  3. Going back to my passport miracle, I therefore can be an employee and legally earn money in American unincorporated territories, will I be able to work on French collectivities as well?

My question is very general and more of a cry for help to get this thing functioning and running as planned. For those who went to these remote islands, I will very much appreciate it if you could tell the story of how you got there. Most importantly, is it possible to travel to some destinations by ship/freighter/boat/yacht for free in exchange for manpower and expertise? And paying is a must, will it be cheaper than a flight?.

Thank you very much for taking your time to read my post, this isn't obvious.

Asked by: 18:27, 6 April 2021 (UTC)Adam[reply]

In your position, I'd be looking for work on Cruise ships in the region (once COVID calms down a lot & you are vaccinated). If you speak as many languages as you have passports, they might be eager to have you. I'd also look at working holiday visas and perhaps working on yachts. Pashley (talk) 09:53, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Being a German citizen, you are thereby automatically an EU-citizen. Now, I know that EU citizens are allowed to work in mainland France same as any French citizen, but I am not 100% certain as to the various overseas DOM and TOM of France... Hobbitschuster (talk) 09:56, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Would a round the Pacific flight do what you want? Pashley (talk) 09:58, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Per this EU citizenship applies to all French territories, but I would certainly double check that with official sources... Hobbitschuster (talk) 10:04, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Definitely check, as the citizenship rights may not be reciprocal in the overseas territories (i.e. just because TOM citizens are EU citizens, doesn't necessarily mean EU citizens from other countries have the same rights, especially to work, in those territories.)--ThunderingTyphoons! (talk) 10:25, 7 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
For travelling with a yacht Hitchhiking boats might give some pointers. Usually the crew shares expenses. If you find a yacht going the right way it might be a good option, although not necessarily cheaper than a freighter or flight. I am surprised nobody linked Round the world overland already – it might give some ideas. What we know about connections to individual island groups is mainly in their country articles, a little also in Oceania. –LPfi (talk) 08:12, 19 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

How far away is the Isle of Man from England’s mainland?[edit]

I would like to know how far away it is in kilometres, because I am starting a theory about how cats got to the Isle of Man, and how Manx cats lost their tails.

Please tell me.

Asked by: Answermeplease11 (talk) 19:19, 18 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

It's 58 km from Scotland, according to Google. Ground Zero (talk) 20:10, 18 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

I asked for England, not Scotland.

Try Google. England and Scotland are on the same mainland. Ground Zero (talk) 20:47, 18 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
@Answermeplease11: - perhaps ask User:ThunderingTyphoons! or User: SHB2000 (talk | contribs) 22:13, 18 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Thank you!

Answermeplease11 (talk) 22:29, 18 April 2021 (UTC) Answermeplease11[reply]

Road to Haycock Point paved? (NSW south coast)[edit]

Is the road to haycock point paved? It’s in Ben Boyd national park and this is my first time going to the nsw south coast from Sydney. Asked by: 2001:8004:C43:3B4D:CF3:48C6:D95C:B15 12:46, 23 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]

The park management says no, it's gravel. -- 03:04, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]
I've been here before and no, it's not. It's 8km one way and also note that you've got to follow the Ben Boyd NP signs when you're on the A1. Once you've seen this sign, turn left. Then follow the signs to Haycock Point. Google Maps often gets it wrong.
By the way, since this is your first time going to the South Coast, I'm presuming your staying at Merimbula, Pambula or Eden. Here's some other good places there in the area:
  • Merimbula Boardwalk
  • Eden Killer Whale Museum
  • The Eden Harbour lookout (check local signs)
  • Tourist Drive 9
  • Bar Beach
  • Middle Beach
  • Porteroo Palace
And if you're going swimming at the beach, it will be cold out there. I went there on a summer and the water was still freezing (to a Sydneysider, but most of the tourists there are Victorians and not New South Welsh people.
And don't attempt to bring a sedan here, my 4WD couldn't go more than 15km/h here and it'll be worse with the recent floods.
Enjoy your time there, SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 04:20, 24 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]