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Contest #517: Chokoloskee Island, Florida, US

Chokoloskee Island, in southern Florida west of Miami, was inhabited by Indians for many years before the European explorers reached the area. The settlement we now see was started in 1874 with a post office established in 1891. It is connected to the mainland by Tamiami Trail.

It was just east of the track of the eye of Hurricane Irma last week, which hit Marco Island. Luckily for residents of the island, it is a bit higher than surrounding islands as it is about 6 metres above sea level. This is due to shell mounds built on the island over the past 2000 years. However, the causeway was still damaged with heavy damage reported in the community.

  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • Andy McConnell
  • David Kozina
  • Garfield
  • Horvath Gyorgy
  • Phil Ower
  • Mehmet DURMUS
  • Glenmorren
  • Blaze
  • Streaming Doc
  • Brandon smith
  • Luis Filipe Miguel
  • rob de wolff

After the hint: no-one.

Please let us know via comments here if our hints are good, so-so or truly unhelpful.

September 22nd, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #517 Hint

Crabs, retirees and Irma – all key to this location.

September 20th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #517

September 15th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #516: the iron ore port south of Nouadhibou, Mauritania

This week’s contest took us to Mauritania and more specifically the iron ore port to the south of Nouadhibou.

The port ships out iron ore that arrives via some of the world’s longest trains from the mine near Zouérat.

Interestingly enough, travelers can ride on the train to or from Choum to the city of Nouadhibou – a dirty dusty ride.

Found this port:

  • Eloy Cano
  • mehmet DURMUS
  • Garfield
  • Horváth György
  • Lighthouse
  • Blaze
  • rob de wolff
  • Streaming Doc
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Andy McConnell

September 15th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #516 Hint

They ship out dirty stuff from here – that’s come a long way across the desert.

September 13th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #516

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September 8th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 9 comments

Contest #515: the University of Alberta Botanical Gardens, near Devon/Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The University of Alberta Botanical Gardens are located just southwest of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and consist of 240 acres of gardens and natural areas.

Built starting in 1959, highlights of the garden include the Kurimoto Japanese Garden; a Tropical Showhouse with exotic butterflies; Temperate and Arid Showhouses; extensive alpine, herb, rose, peony, lilac, lily and primula collections; Native Peoples Garden; trial beds and much more.

It contains a diverse variety of plants, with emphasis on cold-hardy plants that can survive the harsh extremes of a Zone 3 climate.

The Gardens are open from May to Canadian Thanksgiving in early October.

Japanese Gardens

Maze

Rose garden

Found this gem in the wilderness for 2 points:

  • Lighthouse
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Blaze

And with the hint;

  • Andy McConnel
  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren

September 8th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #515 Hint

Look at the length of those shadows. Everything in the Garden seems very well laid out and cared for.

September 6th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments

Contest #515

September 1st, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 5 comments

Contest #511: the wall they call El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, USA

Another wall contest – this time a 900 metre monster in Yosemite National Park in California, USA.

It has been a climbing challenge for years, with The Nose in the Centre of the contest image at first conquered in 1957 in a monstrous 47 day effort.

Climbs by groups now can be done in a few days or for those going fast, a few hours.

A route named Freerider was recently climbed in about 4 hours, incredible to me as a non-climber.

An article on the first free climb of El Capitan

Found this wall:

  • Glenmorren
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Jeather
  • Chris Nason
  • mehmet durmus
  • Ridicully
  • Andy McConnell
  • Steve Hoge
  • David Kozina
  • Rodrigo Jurado
  • Tuxedo Jones

After the hint:

  • LawnBoy
  • Ben S
  • Declan Moore
  • donaaronio
  • Rob de Wolff

August 11th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments