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

Postby johnw » Thu 08 Aug, 2019 7:51 pm

cajun wrote:Mount John Observatory - looking over Lake Tepako?

100% correct cajun. In the observatory precinct just north of Mt John summit.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby cajun » Fri 09 Aug, 2019 8:40 am

Thanks John,

From the UK.

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

Postby cajun » Fri 09 Aug, 2019 3:13 pm

Time for a clue - it is on the east coast of England on a famous, but not "official" walk.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby cajun » Sat 10 Aug, 2019 7:59 am

Further clue. The walk was initially completed by Alfred Wainwright. This post is used by the Coastguard.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby cajun » Sat 10 Aug, 2019 2:16 pm

Must be too obscure. The nearest town is Robin Hoods Bay at the end of the Coast to Coast walk (West to East). About 30 minutes away.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 10 Aug, 2019 3:15 pm

cajun wrote:Must be too obscure. The nearest town is Robin Hoods Bay at the end of the Coast to Coast walk (West to East). About 30 minutes away.

Sorry cajun. This game is very slow at the best of times. I did try to research the photo and came up with Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk but nothing more specific. I couldn't find any references to lookout posts etc. Does this location have a name that you are looking for?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby cajun » Sat 10 Aug, 2019 4:34 pm

All good John. Most of my OS shots are too easy, so I thought I would try a more challenging one.

In the interests of a "quick game is a ..."

It is the Coastguard Rocket post, in Rocket Post field, on the C2C (which at this point is also the Cleveland Way). The Coastguard used to practice firing their rescue rockets from here.

Over to you John :-)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 11 Aug, 2019 1:35 am

Not sure I deserve it but to keep moving, USA:
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On the trail leading to Vernal Fall, Yosemite NP California USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 9:25 am

I've posted these falls previously but from a different location and angle.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 10:24 am

Well of the 4 you have put up - maybe Vernal Falls?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 8:47 pm

eggs wrote:Well of the 4 you have put up - maybe Vernal Falls?

Vernal Falls it is eggs, this time from the track going up to them.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 12 Aug, 2019 8:58 pm

What is this raging torrent in England?
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Aira Force after heavy rain - Lakes District, England
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 13 Aug, 2019 11:24 am

I think this may be Aira Force spanning the Aira Beck, Lakes District NP Ullswater. Apparently named after the force of the water, nothing to do with a military organisation with a lot of aeroplanes.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Tue 13 Aug, 2019 11:45 am

It is Aira Force after heavy rain.
I believe a lot of waterfalls in England are called "Force"

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"Aira Force is gorgeous waterfall: the river Aira beck drops down over 21 meter at an ancient stone bridge. The river name Aira is derived from Old Norse eyrr that means gravel bank. The Old Norse word fors means waterfall and is still used for waterfall names in the north of Norway and at the border with Sweden."
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Tue 13 Aug, 2019 2:10 pm

New Zealand:
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Queenstown Hill overlooking the airport and the lower northern slopes of the Remarkables - Queenstown, Otago New Zealand
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 14 Aug, 2019 2:27 pm

Looks like you're heading up the Remarkables?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 14 Aug, 2019 3:18 pm

Maybe an extension of Queenstown Hill walk?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 14 Aug, 2019 3:31 pm

Ah yeh... wrong side of of the valley. Otherwise there'd be a big #^(&ing lake in view
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Wed 14 Aug, 2019 8:33 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Looks like you're heading up the Remarkables?

eggs wrote:Maybe an extension of Queenstown Hill walk?

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:Ah yeh... wrong side of of the valley. Otherwise there'd be a big #^(&ing lake in view

Well the Remarkables are in the shot, sort of. That lump on the right is the start of them. The winding road goes up to the ski field.
I have to give it to eggs though, this is Queenstown Hill on the trail just beyond the walkway.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Thu 15 Aug, 2019 9:59 am

Next one - name this lake in Europe
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At Stellisee, Switzerland
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Thu 15 Aug, 2019 12:24 pm

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

Postby eggs » Thu 15 Aug, 2019 11:16 pm

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

Postby Tyreless » Fri 16 Aug, 2019 1:16 pm

New one - Japan...
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Kegon Falls, near Nikko, Japan.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 16 Aug, 2019 1:39 pm

Kegon Waterfall (Kegon no taki)? I haven't visited Japan, very tempted with some of the cheap flights around, but this appears to be a popular spot.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Tyreless » Fri 16 Aug, 2019 2:54 pm

That's the spot, john. It drains Lake Chuzenji which is a very scenic lake formed in a volcanic crater. Some nice long walks around that lake (watch out for bears!) but viewing the Kegon Falls is a short stroll.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 17 Aug, 2019 10:19 am

Tyreless wrote:That's the spot, john. It drains Lake Chuzenji which is a very scenic lake formed in a volcanic crater. Some nice long walks around that lake (watch out for bears!) but viewing the Kegon Falls is a short stroll.

Thanks Tyreless, and apparently alternatively viewed via some kind of underground elevator.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby vagrom » Sat 17 Aug, 2019 8:54 pm

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

Postby johnw » Sun 18 Aug, 2019 1:02 am

No takers, OK next USA:
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Near Pu'u'ula'ula (summit) 10,023ft (3055m) on Haleakala - Haleakala NP, Maui, Hawaii USA
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Last » Sun 18 Aug, 2019 11:03 am

Volcanic. Looks high and tropical. Mauna Kea?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 18 Aug, 2019 11:24 am

Last wrote:Volcanic. Looks high and tropical. Mauna Kea?

Not Mauna Kea, right idea but different island.
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