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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 24 Sep, 2018 5:19 pm

wobbly wrote:Koko Crater, Hawaii?

Correct, just north of Honolulu.Sometimes confused with neighbouring Koko Head (including by me). A strenuous and steep climb up 1048 old WW2 incline railway ties, many disintegrating, often spaced a long way apart and uncomfortably high. Took me about an hour to ascend the 1 km or so. Highly recommended mini adventure significantly more challenging than the ever popular Diamond Head, which I had revisited a couple of days earlier. All yours wobbly.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Mon 24 Sep, 2018 6:05 pm

Thanks John

Meanwhile somewhere in la Belle France is this rock, - and lake
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Sun 30 Sep, 2018 6:00 pm

This photo was taken less than 2 kms from an international border.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Wed 03 Oct, 2018 1:05 pm

And it's not the border with Switzerland or Italy.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 03 Oct, 2018 5:35 pm

Lake Gentau on the GR 10 by any chance?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Wed 03 Oct, 2018 10:01 pm

That's the spot - Lake Gentau (one of the Ayous lakes with Pic du Midi D'Ossau behind it).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 3:07 pm

Thanks Wobbly. This one was taken last month on my European jaunt.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 4:48 pm

Is that the ridgeline of Crinkle Crags?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 04 Oct, 2018 4:59 pm

In a word...NO!


Not England either.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 9:11 am

Hint: it's on an Island in the Euro zone that speaks English mostly.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 10:29 am

It made me think of Ireland - something in my research before we went.
We did not make it to the huge sea cliffs of Slieve League, but pretty sure that is where you are.
Looking over the fresh water Lough O'Muilligan.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 3:26 pm

Well I thought Eggs would wander in and claim this one, but didn't realise he hadn't actually been there!!!

Yes it is a trick photo of Slieve League taken from across the lough to hide the thunderous Atlantic below. 600 or so meters from top to bottom- cannot waity to go back. The walking guide book I bought says the best coastal walk in Ireland is just north of here, which begs the question ( for me at least) ....How good must it be??

Eggs easy over.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Fri 05 Oct, 2018 9:46 pm

Lets stay in Ireland

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Powerscourt Waterfall in the Wicklow Mountains, not far from Dublin
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sat 06 Oct, 2018 5:16 pm

Powerscourt
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Sun 07 Oct, 2018 2:28 pm

Correct GregR
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Sun 07 Oct, 2018 4:38 pm

I didn’t actually visit Powerscourt Falls as I Was incensed when I arrived there to find I had to pay, and my inner cheapskate won out.

I think if we keep going with Ireland then it will be just me an Eggs playing, so with that in mind, this ones from Ireland too.

Name this hill I. Am looking at. It does look quite mammarian with its distinctive nipple!


For those who’ve never been there some hints to keep Eggs honest. three word answer will win it.

1: Freddy Mercury
2: Pink o r Purple Rain
3: Lara Croft
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 09 Oct, 2018 4:45 pm

I seems that nobody is prepared to answer this one, so I'll drop one last Hint.

Google Knocknarea.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 2:56 am

Freddie Mercury = Queen
Purple Rain = Prince
Lara Croft = Tomb

There's no Queen Prince Tomb in Ireland, but a Google search for Queen Tomb Ireland did yield Queen Maeve's Grave, so I suppose the "Pink or Purple" clue was intended to represent Mauve.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 8:01 am

And you would be right.

Also known as Queen Maeves Mound or more commonly Queen Maeves Tomb.

Feisty old battleaxe from what I have read.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Wed 10 Oct, 2018 5:54 pm

Thanks GregR.

This one is in the United Kingdom. Blighty, to be specific. I'm here at the moment, doing a section walk on a well-known route.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 3:01 am

According to a twelfth-century legend, a famous king started his life here.

It's now owned by Prince Charles.

Despite a hefty entrance fee, hundreds of thousands of people visit.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 8:05 am

Would you by any chance be doing the Great South West Coast walk and the pic is from Tintangel, rumoured to be the birthplace of King Arthur?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby ribuck » Thu 11 Oct, 2018 5:27 pm

GregR wrote:Would you by any chance be doing the Great South West Coast walk and the pic is from Tintangel, rumoured to be the birthplace of King Arthur?

You got it, GregR, although it's where the legend has King Arthur being conceived rather than born.

Today I will complete the SWCP, which I have been section walking three weeks per year. It doesn't count as a bushwalk as I've been staying in pubs and B&Bs along the way, but I did meet a few people who were doing it end to end and wild-camping.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 8:12 am

ribuck wrote:
GregR wrote:Would you by any chance be doing the Great South West Coast walk and the pic is from Tintangel, rumoured to be the birthplace of King Arthur?

You got it, GregR, although it's where the legend has King Arthur being conceived rather than born.

Today I will complete the SWCP, which I have been section walking three weeks per year. It doesn't count as a bushwalk as I've been staying in pubs and B&Bs along the way, but I did meet a few people who were doing it end to end and wild-camping.

Over to you Greg.


Thanks Ribuck,

Sadly I only have another picture from Ireland.

What headland was I wandering around when I took this picture.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 8:48 am

Baily lighthouse, Dublin?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 9:24 am

What took you so long John?? 36 minutes must be close to record on this game.

I'll accept that as the answer. I was taking a stroll around the Knowth Headland to revive myself after arriving in Dublin late the night before. Lovely spot to refresh after a long haul flight. Good views all the way down to the Wicklow Mountains where I was heading the next day.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 10:26 pm

GregR wrote:What took you so long John?? 36 minutes must be close to record on this game.

I'll accept that as the answer. I was taking a stroll around the Knowth Headland to revive myself after arriving in Dublin late the night before. Lovely spot to refresh after a long haul flight. Good views all the way down to the Wicklow Mountains where I was heading the next day.

Over to Johnw.

Very generous GregR. On autopilot, I saw the lighthouse and didn't read the question :roll:.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 14 Oct, 2018 10:07 am

It could be said that this whole place faces the wind.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Sun 14 Oct, 2018 8:20 pm

You've narrowed it down to somewhere in French Polynesia? Yes?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Sun 14 Oct, 2018 8:31 pm

3 coconuts Pass on Mo'orea?
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