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

Postby ribuck » Sun 17 Mar, 2019 5:57 pm

And where might this be? Approximate region is fine.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Sun 17 Mar, 2019 7:37 pm

Nice photo. Perhaps the hamlet of Lost, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, population 24. That looks like an old sign - they kept getting stolen. They replaced it in 2004 with a sign welded to a post concreted into the ground. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3720848.stm)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Sun 17 Mar, 2019 7:59 pm

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

Postby ribuck » Mon 18 Mar, 2019 10:14 am

You're absolutely correct, Tyreless. And that photo is certainly pre-2004.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Mon 18 Mar, 2019 1:50 pm

Thanks ribuck - the name of the file was a clue to the photo's vintage, as well as the fashions.

Next, somewhere in Europe...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby north-north-west » Mon 18 Mar, 2019 2:22 pm

ribuck wrote:And where might this be? Approximate region is fine.


Honestly, some people are slack. I've managed to get there without maps, compass or signs. Frequently. :roll:
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Mon 18 Mar, 2019 2:35 pm

In the Orkneys?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 10:36 am

vagrom wrote:In the Orkneys?

Not in the Orkneys.

A clue: If you got lost going to Lost you could end up at this spot - it's less than 50kms from Lost.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 5:36 pm

Phew. For a moment there I was lost, was blind but now l see, up to a point.

Somewhere along The Great Glen Way walk - 125kms. Had a brief job stacking pipes in Aberdeen but this is foreign country.

Rivers there are the Avon and Devon. But this looks like a Loch.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 6:20 pm

vagrom wrote:Phew. For a moment there I was lost, was blind but now l see, up to a point.

But this looks like a Loch.


Yes, this is a Loch. I’m pretty sure it’s owned by the royal family (certainly a couple of houses on the loch were used by the royal family for holidays in earlier times).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 20 Mar, 2019 6:24 pm

Well Balmoral's the famous residence. I'll have to look it up.

Mmm ... On the River Dee, in the Cairngorms! That could be the Royal Boat Shed. But a river's not a loch?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Fri 22 Mar, 2019 12:37 pm

vagrom wrote:Well Balmoral's the famous residence. I'll have to look it up.

Mmm ... On the River Dee, in the Cairngorms! That could be the Royal Boat Shed. But a river's not a loch?

You're getting close. It's on the Balmoral estate, but not on the River Dee.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Fri 22 Mar, 2019 8:46 pm

No shortage of lochs in the area it seems. Not Loch Brandy.
Somewhere amongst this lot I guess.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Sat 23 Mar, 2019 6:33 am

According to TripAdvisor, walking around this loch is the #1 thing to do in Ballater.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Sat 23 Mar, 2019 10:43 am

There you go. Lock "Mick" (Muick), 8 km's south of Braemar - home of the eponymous hot water service?
"After a while you reach the stone boathouse ..." https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... 3300121180
All the locals wound up in Canada?

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

Postby Tyreless » Sat 23 Mar, 2019 11:56 am

That's it, vagrom. I stayed for a week in the nearby royal holiday house - my wife and I slept in Prince Albert's bedroom (seriously) - and we did the walk around Loch Muick most days.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Sat 23 Mar, 2019 12:05 pm

It looks like a startlingly beautiful place. Would love to visit - had no idea.

Someone else please post.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sat 06 Apr, 2019 4:31 pm

Is interest in the international form of the game (sorry quiz) waning? if there's anyone out there try this, Europe.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 9:54 am

Last wrote:Is interest in the international form of the game (sorry quiz) waning? if there's anyone out there try this, Europe.

No idea, but let's start somewhere - Scotland?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 5:16 pm

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

Postby wobbly » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 6:01 pm

Looks a lot like Northern Norway i.e above the arctic circle. but where?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 6:07 pm

There's a good reason it looks like that Wobbly, but where indeed?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 8:51 pm

Lofoten Islands? Somewhere between Narvik, Bleik and Svolvær?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 9:17 pm

I suspect you are on Langoya Island. Looking Nth from somewhere on the southern arm of the island
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 10:25 pm

Correct Wobbly. Stayed at a small place called Gronning on the fjord below. Fantastic walking around there. Langoya means Long island.
Vagrom you are also correct but not nearly as accurate. You have also committed the sin of calling the Vesteralen islands the Lofoten islands. I was definitely in the Vesteralens.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Mon 08 Apr, 2019 10:57 pm

They use the name in a general sense but the Lofoten sub-region is the western chain ending with the village of Å. ( Spelling is critical if you're posting a letter to Å ).
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Tue 09 Apr, 2019 10:30 am

Thanks Last.
I've walked in Lofoten but not Vesteralen.
Next one is also from Europe.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Wed 10 Apr, 2019 10:22 am

Sierra Nevada? Somewhere in southern Spain?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wobbly » Thu 11 Apr, 2019 8:38 am

No Vagrom its not anywhere in Spain or any other Southern European country/state territory or colony.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 11 Apr, 2019 8:50 am

Somewhere in Iceland maybe?
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