Friday, May 01, 2009

Life’s A Beach

And This One’s Not Ours

The land-locked Canadian province of Alberta has featured a British beach in a tourism video. The reality emerged after Peter Bailey, a Canadian boat enthusiast, began emailing tourism officials, only to be told that it showed Bamburgh beach in Northumberland, an eight-hour flight away.

FOOTNOTE: Sandcastles in the air.

13 comments:

Chapati said...

Haha! Northumberland's nice, but nice enough to steal images from!?

Maybe if enough tourist resorts do that we could suddenly find a wave of people willing to explore the British Isles...

Pouty Lips said...

I guess for him that made boating a hardship.

Sujatha said...

desperate times call for desperate measures!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Sujatha said it best! LOL! Thanks for a big, big smile! ~Janine

Eddie Bluelights said...

"Err! Can I have your co-ordinates again, please? I think someone dropped a huge cod!"

jinksy said...

Let's hear it for England!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It was on our local news. The locals say however, that it isn't Bamburgh beach but another one just down the coast. However, it's certainly isn't Alberta!!

I live 2 miles from Bamburgh beach.

CJ xx

Daryl said...

On the soap opera All My Children which is set in a fictional Pennsylvania town there is a beach, an ocean, islands in the ocean.... Pennsylvania is a landlocked state ...

aims said...

Really? I've missed this one David!

How embarrassing.

But yes - we don't have beaches and we don't have lakes. Not many anyway. We have rivers. Very cold rivers. Without beaches on them.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

In Calgary Alberta, where one of the largest malls in the world is, they have a phony beach, complete with waves because the people in Alberta have the need to bodysurf in the middle of winter. Still...if they needed to add a picture of a beach they could have had the decency to steal one from nearby British Columbia, my sister lives in Victoria and they have many picturesque beaches there.

Cath said...

Great advert for Northumberland though!

Cath said...

Great advert for Northumberland though!

Kirti said...

Haha...so funny! I'll remember not to bring my beach towel when I visit...=)