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Contest #446 Hint

Vulture defensive place, but to no avail, the other gang got to use it.

May 4th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #446

April 29th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #445: La Gomera Airport, La Gomera Island, Canary Islands, Spain

The La Gomera airport is perched on the steep volcanic cliffs of La Gomera Island in the Canary Islands of Spain. It was constructed in the 1990s when it became obvious that something was needed to evacuate patients with snake bites! Prior to the construction of this airport, there had been several delays and there was no public airport on the island. There are currently two flights a day to the Tenerife South airport.

Looks like a fun airport to land at!

Able to land without assistance:

  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren
  • Lighthouse
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • RicardPG
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Andy M, USA
  • Noisette
  • Lelie
  • Farid
  • Junebug
  • Ann K.

Needing some guidance to find the runway:

  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Robin
  • ashwini agrawal
  • Maureen
  • Chris Nason
  • donaaronio

April 29th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #445 Hint

This airport was built partly to evacuate patients with snake bites, and in this location to avoid poor weather in other close-by options

April 27th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 5 comments

Contest #445

#445

April 22nd, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 15 comments

Contest #444: Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque, border between State of Mexico and State of Hidalgo, Mexico

Aqueduct of Padre Tembleque Hydraulic System
By Carmelita ThierryOwn work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21700903

A 16th century construction, this relatively intact 48 KM water transport system features the tallest arcade ever built at the time. It was named for the Franciscan friar Francisco de Tembleque.

Those who moved the water included:

  • Phil Ower
  • steven simmons
  • Junebug
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano

And those who had to wait for pumps (after the hint):

  • Andrew Schroeder
  • Robin
  • mehmet durmus
  • Lighthouse
  • Gillian B
  • Barbie
  • rob de wolff
  • Dackelz.HP
  • hhgygy
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • Chris Nason
  • Ann K.
  • Lelie
  • JF
  • donaaronio
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Glenmorren

April 22nd, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #444 Hint

UNESCO site which was tentative in 2001 and inscribed in 2015.

April 20th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #444

#444

April 15th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 12 comments

Contest #443: Dam at Covão dos Conchos, Serra da Estrela, Portugal

covao-conchos-serra-estrela-2

One of several lakes in the Serra da Estrela region of Portugal, Covão dos Conchos sits near Long Lake. When engineers wanted to create a lake here by damming the stream, they envisioned the water flowing from this lake to Long Lake. Although this lake is higher in elevation than long lake, there is a area between the two that is higher than either one.

mapa-covao-conchos

Since water doesn’t usually travel uphill very well, they came up with the idea of a long water tunnel fed by this funnel.

Those who found the holy lake before the hint included:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse
  • Lelie
  • Junebug
  • Ann K.
  • RicardPG
  • joe9000

None after the hint

April 15th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #443 Hint

They had to find some way to get the water where they needed it to go…

April 13th, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments