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Contest #535

#535

January 19th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #535: the Khorgas Dryport, near the town of Khorgas in western China

The Khorgas Dryport in western China is an attempt to replicate the Silk Road as a way to get goods and materials from China to Europe.

The port lies at a midway point between Europe and China, the world’s largest economies alongside the United States. Here, freight trains will converge, cargo will be unloaded and recombined according to the destination, with new trains quickly departing (these giant cranes are capable of moving cargo between trains in just 47 minutes).

https://www.politico.eu/article/khorgas-china-kazakhstan-new-silk-road-trade/amp/

Another speck of sand found in the desert by:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Steve Hoge

After the hint:

  • Glenmorren

January 19th, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #534 Hint

It’s quite far from water.

January 17th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | no comments

Contest #534

”524”

January 12th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #533 – Slave Huts and Salt Pans, Bonaire

Bonaire is an island in the Caribbean. It was part of the Netherlands Antilles until that was dissolved in 2010, when the residents of the island chose to remain a “Special Municipality” of the Netherlands.

Bonaire has some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean, which is one of the reasons that tourism is so important to the island. However another economic force there is salt production.

The southern end of the island has massive salt ponds:

In the mid 1800’s, the salt ponds were worked by slaves. Small huts (emphasis on “small”) were built for the slaves as sleeping quarters.

Those who found this were:

  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Jeather
  • donaaronio
  • Walter_V_R
  • Phil Ower

And after the hint:

  • Newagincourt
  • Chris Nason

January 12th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #533 Hint

People lived in those little dots, on the coral beach, while their masters reaped the profits from seasoning.

January 10th, 2018 Posted by | Hint | 2 comments

Contest #533


533

January 5th, 2018 Posted by | Contest | 7 comments

Contest #532: Mount Schank, South Australia

Mount Schank is a 100 m high volcanic cone in the southeast corner of South Australia, near Mount Gambier. It was sighted by James Grant on 3 December 1800 and named after Admiral John Schank, designer of Grant’s ship, HMS Lady Nelson.

It’s not tall or wide, but an interesting location nonetheless. Lower picture below shows the path up the crater rim.

Located easily, despite the small size:

  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Eloy Cano
  • Gillian B.
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Rob de Wolff
  • きしけん
  • Donaaronio

January 5th, 2018 Posted by | Reveal | no comments

Contest #532 Hint

Younger than the more famous one several miles to the north, not extinct at this time.

January 3rd, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments