6 Replies to “Contest #58”

  1. this is Tuktoyaktuk, Canada. I think I have seen this place on Ice Road Truckers…

    I was about to give up on this one… My first instinct was northern slope Alaska, but after about 15 minutes of wondering I got lucky and found it.


  2. Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada.
    I figured out it must be in a swamp or a river, and the black lakes looked like abiotic tundra lakes, so I searched polar regions and found it.

  3. Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, Canada.

    This was really hard. I couldn’t figure out how to search for it without looking hard at the land forms in the pic and just looking and looking and looking at coastal areas on Google Earth. The way it was laid out suggested very remote small town or a port area of an isolated small city. It just looked really generic to me. No finesse here, just brute force this time. I didn’t get lucky and this was just about the last place I could think of to look.

    In retrospect I probably could have narrowed it down somewhat by trying to find maps of prevailing winds. Landing strips are laid out parallel to the direction of the local prevailing winds. However, by the time this occurred to me I had already used up too much time to go back and start a new method. Maybe next time.

  4. OK, I’m stumped. I submit to the gods of Partial Credit:

    Northern Canada … somewhere.

  5. I am disappointed in myself! I was on the right track, but never made it quite that far East. I guess I figured all was under ice in that direction. My first thought was it was Wasilla…the provenance of American VP candidate Sarah Palin. 😉

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