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Contest #85 Answer: Wash Island, Wash Estuary, England

“Out in the Wash” is where Ewen has taken us for Contest #85, this image is one of two artificial islands off the east coast of England (only one is visible on Google Earth).  The Wash itself is a large shallow estuary that is home to many protected bird sanctuaries.  This island, also known as outer trials bank, was built as part of a water reservoir experiment back in the 1970’s.  There is not much information available online, but here is a BBC video that explored more about it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7659304.stm

Correct Answers:

  • Michael T
  • Dean
  • Karel
  • Max_Power
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Jim Vail

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