Traveling at the End of the World: A Tour of Canada’s Gaspé Peninsula

It’s the Western Hemisphere’s original superhighway: Long before Route 66 or the Oregon Trail or even the Erie Canal — for that matter, before Henry Hudson ever sailed into New York Harbor French ships, trailing the wake of Indigenous peoples such as the Mi’kmaq and the Innu, were already navigating the St. Lawrence River to explore, exploit and settle the new world. To this day, the St. Lawrence moves more than 150 million tons of cargo a year. But it can also move people, in unexpected ways. Follow alongside, and it will take you through other countries. And realms. And even back in time.

The fleuve Saint-Laurent — a fleuve is a river that empties into the sea; others are merely rivières — flows northward from Lake Ontario for some 800 miles, but a good place to start shadowing it would be about a third of the way downstream, at the Plains of Abraham, in Québec City, where, in 1759, the British effectively secured their hegemony over the French in this part of the world for the next two centuries. Stand up there, on this elevated battleground, and gaze out — over the rooftops of the city that Samuel de Champlain founded 12 years before the Mayflower left England — at the fleuve, spreading out like a bay, and, to your right, two bridges that span it.

The last two.

You don’t have to go across; you could just remain on this side, where Champlain planted roots, and visit waterfalls, ski resorts, artsy towns. But that other side: It’s mysterious. Somewhere out there — around 500 miles of two-lane macadam away — is Rocher Percé (pierced rock), a striking offshore monolith, one of Canada’s great icons, and next door, Île Bonaventure, where cliffs rising hundreds of feet from the water teem with birds rarely spotted south of the border. Both merit the drive; but to do it straight in one day — rather than, as I did, over the course of several — would be like going to an épicerie, buying a Coffee Crisp bar (that cherished Canadian confection), framing the wrapper and throwing the candy away.

Cross over into the city of Lévis and pick up Quebec 132, the road that will take you all the way around the Gaspé peninsula. At first, suburban sprawl obscures the river; then, suddenly, you’re in the middle of lush farmland with open driver’s side views of the fleuve. This region is known as Chaudière-Appalaches, as in, the Appalachian Mountains. They’re up here, too, lurking somewhere off to your right.

You’ll pass many cyclists, their bicycles strapped with bulging saddle bags; the road here runs flat, and straight. The coast, though, does not, so while 132 goes right through some towns, others nestle off to its left. Detouring through one every five or 10 minutes is like unwrapping Christmas presents.

Though they all look like charming mashups of New England and old France, each is distinct from its neighbors. In Saint-Vallier, for instance, I stumbled upon an otherwise nondescript home, its front lawn festooned with more than a dozen elaborate scale models: houses, shops, a gazebo, a church. A neighbor who noticed me gawking walked over to explain, “They’re all buildings in town. The fellow who lives here used to make one a year. He’s 85 now and can’t do it anymore, but he still puts them out every June and takes them in come winter.”

The town of L’Islet has a splendid stone church with gleaming twin spires. Though the parking lot was empty when I passed through, a side door was unlocked; inside, a woman encouraged me to explore its capacious interior, warmer and sunnier than any ornate église I’d ever seen. “This is a patrimoniale church,” she beamed, meaning it’s landmarked, a designation that carries even more prestige here than it does in the States. “It was built in 1768, after the town outgrew two earlier ones.”

Follow the steeples. Churches here stand at the center of town; around them you’ll often find warm cafés, humble museums, public artwork, homemade chapels, placid riverfronts, little houses painted in bright colors. And sometimes — full disclosure — a potent whiff of cow manure. Fertile land, this.

At Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, past a sign welcoming you to the next region, Bas- (or lower) Saint-Laurent, a roadside shrine lists the town’s pioneers, going back to 1715. Others nearby were settled even earlier, like Kamouraska.

There are a few things that will stop you in Kamouraska. There’s that founding date, of course (1674); but there’s also its name — I’m told it’s Algonquin for “the place where rushes grow at the edge of the water” — which may well be the first thing you’ve seen on this whole drive to remind you that other people were living in these parts before the French sailed in.

But what will really stop you in Kamouraska is all the foot traffic, right along 132: people exploring historical sites, yes, but also plenty of boutiques, galleries, eateries. I asked the gentleman at the visitors bureau what drew people there in the first place, figuring the businesses had followed the tourists. “We’re known for having the second-most-beautiful sunsets in the world,” he said. Having heard tell of other Saint-Laurent towns with spectacular sunsets, I asked him where No. 1 was. “Hawaii,” he replied.

But for the silver-painted steeples and mansard roofs, this part of the drive, where the towns are now maybe 15 or 20 minutes apart, may remind you of the Low Countries — at least until Bic National Park begins, bumping smooth shoreline for rugged inlets and channels, peppered with little pine-topped islands, which evoke Norse country. Road and river reunite near Rimouski, population 50,000, by far the largest city this side of Lévis, almost 200 miles back. When I stopped at the tourism office there and asked where the historic district was, the woman behind the counter told me: “There isn’t one. The city burned down in 1950.”

Rimouski does have a pleasant elevated walkway along the shore, though the serenity you experience gazing out at the fleuve there may be tempered by a visit to the Empress of Ireland Museum, dedicated to a liner of that name that sank nearby in May 1914, taking more than a thousand people down with it in just 14 minutes. The museum has a fine film about the ship, how it sank and why it went down so quickly — despite having safety features inspired by the Titanic disaster just two years earlier — and displays hundreds of artifacts salvaged by wildcat divers: water heater, egg boiler, baby bottle, moose antlers. Only as I was walking back to my car did I realize the building itself is a Cubist rendition of the foundering ship, smokestacks and all.

At some point, it will occur to you that you can no longer see the opposite bank, and you’ll come to understand why folks here refer to the river as la mer, the sea. At Sainte-Flavie, you enter the region of Gaspésie. The towns get noticeably smaller and even farther apart, the Christmas presents more surprising, including working phone booths and mechanical gas pumps.

More than 200 years have passed since Métis-sur-Mer was founded by a Scottish seigneur, but it’s still somewhat Anglophone. (It was “Métis Beach” until 2002.) It still has a Presbyterian church, too; in its graveyard, scattered among the marble and limestone, you’ll find a few wooden markers, long since weathered to illegibility. At Baie-des-Sables, while you stroll yet another waterside promenade sprinkled with comfortable chairs, it may occur to you that there is in these towns a tremendous sense of civic pride: Almost everything in them is tidy, well kept (even abandoned houses have mowed lawns) and, by the shore, inviting.

Past Matane, the coast starts to bulge and buckle with approaching mountains. Towns bear-hug the water, sometimes even spilling out over it, like Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, where I came upon a large quay, its surface covered with vehicles, its edges with anglers. These settlements were built on fishing, but people here apparently love it so much they do it in their spare time, too.

Soon thereafter, you will have crested the peninsula, your car’s compass having gradually spun from NNE to just E. It’s here, at the ceiling of Gaspésie, that the Appalachians finally end, and not with a whimper. They crash right into the water, forcing the road to accommodate them by rising and falling and contorting such that you may feel it’s trying to shake you off its back.

But, then: those views. Here analogy fails me; I know of none like them. If you’re the type of person who stares at far-flung places on maps and envisions what they must be like, this one will exceed your imagination. At one point, for instance, a sharp bend in the mountainside road suddenly reveals a vista of more mountains alternating like the teeth of an opening zipper; before them, the village of Mont-Saint-Pierre clings to the slender rim of a half-moon cove. Stand on its dark-gray-speckled-with-white beach, looking forward and back, and you’ll wonder how any thoroughfare — much less the modest one bedside you — can possibly make it around the promontories jutting into the sea.

Past each, other mountains inch back from the shore just enough to accommodate settlements, some only one house deep; a few are simply a handful of small dwellings huddling together against blue infinity. Others are a bit larger, like Madeleine-Centre, where the lighthouse — you’ll have passed many by now: wooden, stone, brick; white, red, white and red — has a small museum that illuminates the history of the area, the life of a lighthouse keeper, and the indispensability of such structures, quaint artifacts though they seem now: In just two decades, from 1856 to 1876, the St. Lawrence swallowed at least 674 ships.

This raw coast, compelling as it is today, was, for centuries, terribly forbidding. The hamlet of Pointe-à-la-Frégate — named for the British frigate HMS Penelope, which ran aground there on April 30, 1815; more than 200 on board either drowned or froze to death — has a pocket park commemorating that shipwreck, with informative kiosks, a couple of picnic tables shaped like (pink) Napoleonic-era warships, and a cannon. You may be tempted to pose behind the porthole for a picture, but I wouldn’t: It’s mounted at the edge of a cliff.

If you like local, Gaspésie’s northern fringe is the place. When I cheekily asked a server at a small restaurant what other kinds of dining options were in the vicinity, she grinned and said, “There’s A&W in Matane, and McDonald’s in Gaspé.” Matane was then 100 miles behind me; Gaspé still 100 miles ahead. Sparsely populated as the area is, though, it has a great deal of history, not all of it tragic. At Pointe-à-la-Renommée, Guglielmo Marconi opened his first North American maritime wireless station in 1904. It’s still there on the spot (next to yet another lighthouse) that Marconi chose precisely because it was so remote.

At the eastern tip of the peninsula, Forillon National Park leaps out into the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Nearly 100 square miles of conifers, beaches and capes, it was created in 1970, though not without tears: As kiosks at an anse, or cove, there explain, a great many families, some of whom had been there for centuries, were displaced in the process; their memories and lamentations grace other kiosks. (“We had lots of fun at Christmas.” “Families always got together for meals; it was a tradition.” “I know it’s been over 40 years but it still hurts. We’ll never forget.”) Some of their empty houses remain, as does William Hyman’s store, which provisioned generations of cod fishermen.

That cove is called L’Anse-aux-Amérindians (thankfully renamed from L’Anse-aux-Sauvages) to commemorate earlier generations of displaced residents. A trail that starts nearby leads to this eastern tip’s eastern tip, Land’s End. Its French name, Le Bout du Monde, seems more apt — the End of the World. And yet, somehow, inadequate: Ride a whale-watching boat around the Gulf and you’ll behold a land-and-seascape — indigo water waging an ancient war on ochre cliffs, more than you can count — best described as otherworldly.

Heading on, you’ll pass Fort Péninsule, a preserved coastal defense dating to World War II, when the Nazis sank some two dozen Allied ships in the St. Lawrence, before you come into the city of Gaspé, population 15,000. The town of Percé — where the sights include not only Rocher Percé and Île Bonaventure, but more souvenir and tchotchke stores than I care to recollect, not to mention the first paid parking lots I’d encountered in 500 miles — is still about 45 minutes away; but, again, don’t rush. Gaspé, one of the great natural harbors on the Atlantic — with its nearby beaches and surprisingly warm water, enticing restaurants and shops, fine regional museum and snug main street, Rue de la Reine, where the lampposts and parking-meter poles are outfitted with rainbow-striped knitted cozies — is as good a place as any I can think of to hunker down for a bit.

Jacques Cartier would agree. A tall stone cross on Gaspé’s waterfront marks the spot where the explorer planted a more modest wooden one in 1534, when he stopped by seeking shelter from a storm, and decided to do some trading with the locals. And, while he was there, invoke the papal Doctrine of Discovery (the one that decreed Christian nations like France could just assert ownership of territory already occupied by non-Christian Indigenous peoples) to claim the land for King François.

What he claimed — about 35 years before Champlain was born — is what we now call Canada. Though Gaspé also sometimes refers to itself as the End of the World, it was, in fact, the beginning of a whole new one. And well worth traversing several to see.

Lodging: If you’re an R.V. person, there are campgrounds all along Route 132, some right on the water. If you’re not, there are large hotels in Rimouski and Matane, but you might also consider an auberge, or inn, in a Victorian-era house; there are a couple, for instance, in the village of Le Bic, which also has a very fine bakery, Folles Farines, and lovely views of Bic National Park. There are plenty of inns in lower Gaspésie, ranging from humble to much less humble, and small motels. Up on the peninsula’s ceiling, options range from pretty basic motels (which nonetheless usually look better in real life than they appear in pictures online), to small inns, to cabins. (Few will turn up in a hotel app search; better to just use Google Maps.) And in Gaspé, there are motels, inns and hotels; the Baker Hotel is upscale for this area, but not exorbitant. You deserve it after all that driving.

Dining: This area is, not surprisingly, known for its seafood, but there are also plenty of local specialties that don’t come from the water. You will find a number of more upscale dining options — though not as many as you would have before Canada started experiencing its own labor shortage; you can still get a good breakfast at many hotels and inns, and even motels, though dinner at these can be trickier these days — but the food at the roadside shacks (called cantines) is often outstanding, too, even when they’re the only option. The line at Cantine Ste-Flavie, for instance, just outside that town, can be very long, and there’s a good reason for that. Even on such an enticing menu, the poutine aux crevettes — a mountain of fresh local shrimp atop fries, cheese curds and gravy — stands out. (Be forewarned: They only take cash and certain debit cards.) La Banquise 102 de Gaspé offers a delicious Montreal smoked meat poutine; so does Brise Bise, a restaurant on Rue de la Reine. Cafe des Artistes and the bakery Oh Les Pains, both also on Rue de la Reine, are also very good, and the restaurant TÉTÛ at the Baker Hotel is a fine option. Just make sure these are open on the day you plan to go — again, that labor shortage. Finally, when you see the giant roadside strawberry in L’Isle Vert (about 45 minutes past Kamouraska, heading north/east), pull up to the little red shack — Potager Côte D’or — and get a sundae made with their fresh strawberries. You’re welcome.

Museums, etc.: There are many small museums and local historical sites all along the route; serendipity may well guide you to some you won’t forget. The Empress of Ireland Museum is part of a maritime heritage complex that includes a lighthouse and a Canadian submarine. In Gaspé, you might want to check out the nascent Site d’Interpretation Micmac de Gespeg, and the generous array of informative kiosks at a plaza down by the waterfront where Cartier planted his cross. But you definitely don’t want to skip the Musée de la Gaspésie, which has excellent permanent exhibits about the history and culture of the area, including millennia of Indigenous societies and centuries of Anglo-French intrigue and commercial fishing. There’s also a wondrous temporary one (running through fall 2023) called “Cher Léo,” about Léonard Lapierre (1928-2014), an ingenious area folk artist who made everything out of anything. (The exhibit’s name refers to the many fan letters Lapierre got from schoolchildren throughout Canada.)

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Why This Tour Pro Is Tipping Tiger To Win Again

Charles Howell III has backed Tiger Woods to once again prove the doubters wrong and return to winners’ circle sooner or later. The 15-time Major champion withdrew ahead of the final round of last week’s PGA Championship as the injuries suffered in last year’s horror crash left him hobbling and struggling to load and push off his right leg.

It led to many saying that Woods should consider calling time on an illustrious career that has seen him scale just about every golfing mountain possible. But that will only fuel his fire further says Howell III, who knows Woods better than most from their time playing together in Orlando. 

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A grand tour of Europe’s worst bits – POLITICO

Welcome to Declassified, a weekly humor column.

The summer is getting closer, so where are we going on holiday this year? How about Dublin? One enterprising soul in the Irish capital listed a “private room” with “one bed” for just €59 a night on Airbnb. Sounds like a bargain, right? People were less happy when they discovered it was actually a small tent seemingly pitched in a concrete backyard.

The listing was “not a joke,” the Airbnb host said while offering people the chance to sleep on several couches in their living room.

So Ireland’s out. How about Greece? There have been numerous reports of late about extortionate prices being charged by restaurateurs on the swanky island of Mykonos. One pair of British tourists said they were charged €520 plus a €78 tip for two cocktails and a portion of crab legs (anyone reading this in Brussels is doubtless now thinking “sounds like a bargain, I pay that for a sandwich in the EU quarter”). The same restaurant also reportedly charged an American woman and her friends €1,539 for one plate of calamari, one order of lobster pasta, a salad and some bread. Maybe the bread was filled with diamonds or the salad is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Someone needs to do something about all these ripoffs, so our grand European tour takes us to Italy — Florence, to be exact — where a man called the police after being charged €2 for a coffee (and it wasn’t even that super fancy coffee that’s passed through the digestive system of a small mammal). The customer complained that the price was not displayed on a menu behind the counter. Spokespeople for every coffee shop in Brussels, London and Paris were unavailable for comment.

And the final stop in our European holiday search is good old Belgium and a shocking report revealing that the country’s drivers are rubbish. Belgian drivers were found to go too fast in roadworks and regularly “forget” to use their indicators. According to the study, more than half of Belgian drivers also use their horn (stop making up your own jokes!) aggressively in traffic, putting them equal with Italians and behind only the Spanish and the Greeks when it comes to, er, honking.

So that’s crap accommodation, food, drink and transport covered. Can’t wait for the summer to begin.


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PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update- Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan, 1st T20I

PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the match between Pakistan Women and Sri Lanka Women. They will play against each other for the first time in the three-match T20I series between them.

PK-W vs SL-W Match Details Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

The 1st T20I match between Pakistan Women and Sri Lanka Women will be played on 24th May at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium.

For all the Dream11 Tips and Fantasy Cricket Live Updates, follow us on Cricketaddictor Telegram Channel.

This game is scheduled to start at 2:30 PM IST and live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode and CricketAddictor website.

PK-W vs SL-W Match Preview Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

Sri Lanka Women is on a tour of Pakistan Women for a three-match T20I series, followed by a three-match ODI series. All the six matches ( 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs) will be played at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi.

Pakistan Women is currently placed at a seventh position on the ICC Women’s T20I rankings while Sri Lanka Women is currently placed at the eighth spot on the rankings.

Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar, Javeria Khan and Diana Baig are some of the key players from the Pakistan Women’s side while Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Chamari Atapattu and Ama Kanchana are the important players from the Sri Lanka Women squad.

PK-W vs SL-W Match Weather Report Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

The temperature is expected to hover around 34°C on the matchday with 48% humidity and 24 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

PK-W vs SL-W Match Pitch Report Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

The surface at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium provides a neutral wicket where both the departments are expected to receive a decent amount of help from the surface. Spinners can come lethal in the middle overs.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 136 runs.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second doesn’t enjoy good records here. They have a winning percentage of 20 on this track.

PK-W vs SL-W Match Injury Update Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

(Will be added when there is an update)

PK-W vs SL-W Match Probable XIs Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

Pakistan Women: Muneeba Ali, Bismah Maroof, Omaima Sohail, Iram Javed, Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, Kainat Imtiaz, Anam Amin, Aiman Anwer, Sana Fatima, Sadia Iqbal

Sri Lanka Women: Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Imesha Dulani, Malsha Shehani, Ama Kanchana, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Sathya Sandeepani, Kawya Kavindi, Inoka Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya, Sugandika Kumari

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Muneeba Ali is a left-handed batter from Pakistan Women. She has smashed 128 runs in the 22 matches T20I career so far.

Nida Dar is a right-handed batter and right-arm off-break bowler from Pakistan Women. She has hammered 2884 runs and picked up 75 wickets in her 105 matches T20I career so far.

Bismah Maroof is a left-handed batter from Pakistan Women. She has stacked 225 runs in her 108 matches T20I career so far.

Chamari Atapattu is a left-handed batter and right-arm off-break bowler from Sri Lanka Women. She has smacked 1867 runs and taken 30 wickets in her 89 matches of T20I career so far.

PK-W vs SL-W Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

Captain – Chamari Atapattu, Bismah Maroof

Vice-Captain – Nida Dar, Muneeba Ali

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Muneeba Ali

Batters – Hasini Perera, Bismah Maroof, Omaima Sohail

All-rounders – Chamari Atapattu (C), Ama Kanchana, Nida Dar (VC)

Bowlers – Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Anam Amin, Diana Baig

PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan
PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Muneeba Ali (VC)

Batters – Hasini Perera, Bismah Maroof (C), Nilakshi de Silva

All-rounders – Chamari Atapattu , Ama Kanchana, Aliya Riaz, Nida Dar

Bowlers – Udeshika Prabodhani, Inoka Ranaweera, Diana Baig

PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan
PK-W vs SL-W Dream11 Prediction

PK-W vs SL-W Match Expert Advice Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

Chamari Atapattu will be a safe captaincy choice for the small leagues. Nilakshi de Silva and Aliya Riaz are among the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for this game is 1-3-3-4.

PK-W vs SL-W Match Probable Winners Sri Lanka Women Tour of Pakistan 1st T20I:

Pakistan Women are expected to win this match.

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Alabama Men’s Basketball Announces Summer Foreign Tour

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama men’s basketball will be taking a trip to Europe this summer, the team announced in a release on Friday morning.

The Crimson Tide will travel to Spain and France over a 10-day stretch from Aug. 5-14, playing three games between Barcelona and Paris.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to have our program go on a foreign trip as a team to Barcelona and Paris,” Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said in a statement. “It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our guys. It will give us all an opportunity to come together as a team before the season begins through the extra practices we’ll have, the educational and cultural experiences that we’ll encounter and the high-level competition that we plan on facing. It will be an experience that will remain with us all.”

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Watch Tears For Fears Play The Tipping Point Songs Live For The First Time At Cincinnati Tour Opener

Tears For Fears kicked off their tour in support of The Tipping Point last night in Cincinnati. Playing the Riverbend Music Center, the band performed a number of new tracks from The Tipping Point for the first time live, including “Long, Long, Long Time,” “My Demons,” and “Rivers Of Mercy.” The band also brought out Carina Round to sing “Suffer The Children” (from 1983’s The Hurting), which you can watch below. (Round is also on The Tipping Point singing backing vocals on “Long, Long, Long Time.”) The evening also featured plenty of classics, including “Head Over Heels,” “Mad World,” “Everybody Wants To Rule The World,” “Sowing the Seeds Of Love,” and Shout.” Continue reading

ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update- Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe, 3rd T20I

ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Dream11 Team, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Injury Update of the match between Zimbabwe and Namibia. They will play against each other for the third time in the five-match T20I series between them.

ZIM vs NAM Match Details Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

The 3rd T20I match between Zimbabwe and Namibia will be played on 21st May at the Queens Sports Club.

For all the Dream11 Tips and Fantasy Cricket Live Updates, follow us on Cricketaddictor Telegram Channel.

This game is scheduled to start at 4:30 PM IST and live score and commentary can be seen on FanCode and CricketAddictor website.

ZIM vs NAM Match Preview Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

Zimbabwe and Namibia played two matches against each other in this five-match T20I series so far where both Zimbabwe and Namibia won one game and the series is currently standing at 1-1.

In the second T20I match, Namibia beat Zimbabwe by 8 wickets. In that game, Zimbabwe won the toss and decided to bat first. Coming to bat, Zimbabwe posted 122 runs on the board where Milton Shumba and Tony Munyonga smashed 29 runs and 23 runs respectively for them.

David Wiese picked up 3 wickets while Jan Frylinck grabbed 2 wickets for Namibia. Coming to chase, Namibia successfully chased down the target in the 18th over itself where Craig Williams hammered 62 runs for them.

ZIM vs NAM Match Weather Report Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

The temperature is expected to hover around 19°C on the matchday with 51% humidity and 18 km/hr wind speed. There are no chances of precipitation during the game.

ZIM vs NAM Match Pitch Report Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

The Queens Sports Club is a batting-friendly surface and is expected to aid the batters once again here. Pacers might get some help towards the latter half of the match while spinners may come in handy in the middle overs.

Average 1st innings score:

The average first innings score on this wicket is 166 runs.

Record of chasing teams:

The team batting second has great records here. They have maintained a winning percentage of 50 on this ground.

ZIM vs NAM Match Injury Update Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

(Will be added when there is an update)

ZIM vs NAM Match Probable XIs Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

Zimbabwe: Regis Chakabva, Craig Ervine, Tinotenda Mutombodzi, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Wesley Madhevere, Tendai Chatra, Luke Jongwe, Wellington Masakadza

Namibia: Stephan Baard, Bernard Scholtz, Craig Williams, Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Jonathan Smit, Jan Frylinck, JJ Smit, Merwe Erasmus, Ben Shikongo, Mauritius Ngupita, Ruben Trumpelmann

Top Picks For Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips:

Milton Shumba is a left-handed batsman and left-arm orthodox spinner from Zimbabwe. He has marked 33 runs and took 3 wickets in this series so far.

Sikandar Raza is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler from Zimbabwe. He has smashed 48 runs in this series so far.

Merwe-Gerhard Erasmus is a right-handed batsman from Namibia who leads the team. He has smacked 37 runs and took 1 wicket in this series so much.

David Wiese is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-fast bowler from Namibia. He has scored 27 runs and grabbed 3 wickets in this series so far.

ZIM vs NAM Match Captain and Vice-Captain Choices Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

Captain – David Wiese, Merwe-Gerhard Erasmus

Vice-Captain – Milton Shumba, Sikandar Raza

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Regis Chakabva

Batters  – Craig Ervine, Merwe-Gerhard Erasmus, Craig Williams, Divan la Cock

All-rounders – David Wiese (C), Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba (VC)

Bowlers – Tendai Chatara, Bernard Scholtz, Helao-Pikkie YaFrance

ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Dream11 Team Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe
ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Prediction

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Team:

Keeper – Regis Chakabva

Batsmen – Craig Ervine, Merwe-Gerhard Erasmus (C), Craig Williams

All-rounders – David Wiese, Sikandar Raza (VC), Milton Shumba, Jan Frylinck

Bowlers – Tendai Chatara, Luke Jongwe, Bernard Scholtz

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ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Prediction

ZIM vs NAM Match Expert Advice Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

David Wiese will be a top captaincy choice for the small leagues. Jan Frylinck and Luke Jongwe are among the punt-picks here. The best-suggested fantasy/Dream11 combination for this game is 1-4-3-3.

ZIM vs NAM Match Probable Winners Namibia Tour of Zimbabwe 3rd T20I:

Zimbabwe is expected to win this match.

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Quick Tour of Tower of London, Home to Crown Jewels, Beefeaters & Ravens (30-Second Video) | International | Video

The Tower of London is a World Heritage Site, drawing more than 3 million visitors a year from all over the world. I was fortunate to be able to visit the Tower in 2017, and it made a powerful impression on me.

Photos: Tower Bridge, and view of Tower of London from Tower Bridge.

Adjacent to the famed Tower Bridge, the Tower of London is a breathtaking site. But its history is even more fascinating. According to Historic Royal Palaces, William the Conqueror built the impressive stone tower at the heart of the castle in the 1070s. Today, the sprawling Tower property and history still intrigue and horrify.

Photo: Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

The Tower has served as a symbol of fear, with many royals imprisoning (and even torturing or executing) their rivals and enemies within it. Prisoners and victims, such as Anne Boleyn, wife of King Henry VIII; Lady Jane Grey; Sir Walter Raleigh; and, more recently, even German spies; were brought here and executed. Some say their ghosts still haunt the castle to this day.

Photo: The Tower Guard protect the entrance to the Crown Jewels.

The Tower is home to the priceless Crown Jewels (protected by the Tower Guard), the Yeomen Warders (also known as “Beefeaters”) and the legendary ravens, who guard the castle. As the most secure castle in the country, it also has been home to the Royal Mint, the Royal Armories and even a zoo.

The Beefeaters were originally part of the Yeomen of the Guard, the monarch’s personal bodyguards (who were allowed to eat as much beef as they wanted). Seven ravens live at the Tower, and these legendary protectors are cared for by the “Ravenmaster” (also a Beefeater). Legend has it that if the ravens leave, both the Tower and the kingdom will fall.

When in London, the Tower is a must-see as you get to know this world-class city.

Photos: The famed Tower ravens, and Tower of London grounds.

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ATP Partners With COSAT To Host First South American Challenger Workshop | ATP Tour

The ATP and COSAT (the Confederation of South American Tennis) announced today that the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will host the first-ever ATP Challenger Tour workshop in South America from 14-15 July. Representatives from tournaments and national federations from across the continent will be welcomed to an interactive two-day forum, with the goal of making the burgeoning Challenger Tour circuit even stronger in the region.

The ATP Challenger Tour has made great strides in South America in recent years, as seen in the addition of 20 new tournaments since the start of the 2021 season. The forum aims to foster open dialogue between tournaments, federations and ATP staff, to enhance the existing structure in the region and provide new strategies for growth. The forum will also include the development of an integrated annual calendar in the region and discussions on global Challenger strategy, marketing and tournament standards.

Richard Glover, Vice-President of the ATP Challenger Tour, said: “South America is an exciting growth region for the Challenger Tour and we tip our hat to tournament promoters and federations for their contributions to professional tennis. This workshop aims to strengthen our partnership and provide a platform for strategic collaboration as we look to continue our growth in South America.”

Rafael Westrupp, President of COSAT, added: “The growth of the ATP Challenger Tour in South America is of great importance to all stakeholders across COSAT. We acknowledge that the circuit is the launch pad of professional tennis in the region, and its development is critical as we continue building a strong foundation for the future of South American tennis. The workshop is an important event, aligning with our strategic plan moving forward. We are excited by what’s to come for tennis on the continent”.

South America has long been a staple on the ATP Challenger Tour, since its first tournaments in Brazil in 1979. Since then, the circuit has traversed the continent, featuring in 62 different cities across Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. Last year, the Uruguay Open in Montevideo became the first Challenger Tour event in South America to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

In addition, the recent growth of Challenger tennis in South America has been reflected on the court. Players have taken advantage of new playing opportunities and a streamlined player pathway in the region. Last year, a record-tying 20 Challenger champions hailed from Argentina, with an additional 12 winners from Chile, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay and Ecuador combined. In total, 23 players from the continent featured in the year-end Top 200 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings, with two – Sebastian Baez and Juan Manuel Cerundolo – qualifying for the Next Gen ATP Finals.

The ATP Challenger Tour is the launchpad of men’s professional tennis, featuring over 150 tournaments across more than 40 countries each season. The competition is intense, with players battling for Pepperstone ATP Rankings points and prize money, while developing their game with the collective goal of progressing onto the ATP Tour. For fans, it provides the opportunity to witness world-class tennis and future stars as they launch their professional journeys. Live stream the action throughout the year via Challenger TV on

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