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

Postby johnw » Wed 20 Jun, 2018 4:10 pm

Thanks Tyreless, we're visiting Waikiki again later in the year. I'm planning to climb it again and possibly have a go at the Haiku stairs (stairway to heaven) and/or Koko Crater railway trail climb.

Back to NZ. Looking for the name of the walk/track I'm on:
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On Cowans Hill Walkway near Lake Tekapo - Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury New Zealand
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Thu 21 Jun, 2018 5:27 pm

That's not a crop circle btw :wink:. Time for a clue - there is a large body of water about 1 km off to my left somewhere.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Fri 22 Jun, 2018 2:43 pm

South Island, Canterbury region. On looping back to the start of this short walk via a different track, I noticed signage saying I was either on or crossing the Te Araroa trail.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sat 23 Jun, 2018 12:07 am

Another image from a little earlier in the walk, emerging from the forest and heading left of, but in the general direction of the first shot. I'm out walking all day tomorrow, will check in when I get back and see if anyone has worked it out.
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Crossing a stile on Cowans Hill Walkway near Lake Tekapo - Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury New Zealand
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 12:38 pm

Many views but not a single guess, either it's too hard or no one is playing. I'll try a final visual clue for this track.
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Tussock plain on Cowans Hill Walkway near Lake Tekapo - Mackenzie Basin, Canterbury New Zealand
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 3:22 pm

it could be anywhere in the mackenzie country
from the land of the long white clouds...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Sun 24 Jun, 2018 10:44 pm

wayno wrote:it could be anywhere in the mackenzie country

You've narrowed it down wayno. I'm pretty much bang in the centre of the Mackenzie Basin.
To be a bit cryptic - Ko te hahi te tohu ki tenei pukepuke.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 3:48 pm

Cowans Hill walkway?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby johnw » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 4:19 pm

eggs wrote:Cowans Hill walkway?

Yes eggs, a short but quite pretty walk in parts close to Lake Tekapo township.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 4:39 pm

A tough one John.

Name the area in Ireland
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The Bens of Connemara from near St Bridgets Church looking over Ballynahinch Lake
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 8:03 pm

Just to keep up appearances I'm guessing Killarney National Park.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Mon 25 Jun, 2018 10:20 pm

Not Killarney - we had travelled north from there
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 26 Jun, 2018 11:28 am

eggs wrote:Not Killarney - we had travelled north from there


I'll try again even though I haven't been to this part of Ireland (but will be in September-whoo Hoo) I am working on the assumption you are on the mainland and not on an island.

2nd WAG Connemara Trail

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

Postby eggs » Tue 26 Jun, 2018 2:00 pm

We did manage to walk in Connemara NP, but that was further down the road.
But Connemara was all I was expecting for this - the mountains at the back are part of the 12 "Bens" of Connemara
The photo was near St Bridgets Church looking over Ballynahinch Lake
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Tue 26 Jun, 2018 6:35 pm

eggs wrote:We did manage to walk in Connemara NP, but that was further down the road.
But Connemara was all I was expecting for this - the mountains at the back are part of the 12 "Bens" of Connemara
The photo was near St Bridgets Church looking over Ballynahinch Lake


I'm taking that as a win then. I'm also adding it to my To Do List for September. Any advice from Eggs much appreciated.

This ones back in the UK.

I want the name of the body of water and who's seat I am approaching.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 27 Jun, 2018 6:14 pm

Well 24 hours and NO bites. Now I know why my mother tied the lamb chops around my neck when I was young. God I miss that dog.

Hint 1: The seat I refer to is not that of a sitting local member, but that of a famous somewhat dashing cavalier English chap from the Norman era. Actually, during the Crusades as I recall.

Hint 2: The Lake is in the Lakes District and part of a well known long distance walk.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby eggs » Wed 27 Jun, 2018 6:46 pm

Well its Ennerdale Water - looking at Anglers Crag.
There is a reference to Robin Hoods chair in this vicinity

PS - Robin Hoods Chair appears to be the small rocky part jutting out from Anglers Crag into the lake.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby GregR » Wed 27 Jun, 2018 8:34 pm

Correct on all counts

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

Postby eggs » Wed 27 Jun, 2018 11:34 pm

Back to New Zealand

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Exploring headlands and black sand beaches at Piha in the Waitakere Ranges
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 9:56 am

Piha

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

Postby eggs » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 11:07 am

Yes - this is Piha near Auckland
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 3:09 pm

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

Postby wayno » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 5:29 pm

Moria
from the land of the long white clouds...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 5:56 pm

wayno wrote:Moria

Need to go a fair way south
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby wayno » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 6:02 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:
wayno wrote:Moria

Need to go a fair way south


moria is the mine in lord of the rings
from the land of the long white clouds...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 8:45 pm

Oh haha so it is... Took your answer seriously and Google told me there's a moria cave on the north end of the sth island apparently. Not sure if that means you know the actual location and LOTR was filmed there... I'm not spun up on those filming locations (been to quite a few but not for that reason)???

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

Postby eggs » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 8:58 pm

I think he may be joking as LoTR Moria exit was filmed on Mt Owen - a magnificent karst area.

Your photo makes me suspect a glow worm cave
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 28 Jun, 2018 9:59 pm

I don't think this cave is known for glow worms. It's more likely to be frequented by trampers than speleolophiles (might have made a word up???)

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

Postby eggs » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 12:47 am

So is this part of the Luxmore caves near the Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track
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Re: Game: Where-is-it? (international)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Fri 29 Jun, 2018 9:44 am

eggs wrote:So is this part of the Luxmore caves near the Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track

Sure is.
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