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Contest #526

#526

November 17th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | no comments

Contest #525

Contest #525

November 10th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 10 comments

Contest #524 – Ponta do Pargo Lighthouse, Portugal

Most lighthouses are tall so that they get the light out as far as possible. There are a few exceptions that sit on cliffs, and when you add the height of the lighthouse to the height of the cliff, you get the “focal height”.

Ponta do Pargo is small, only slightly more than 14M. But it has a focal height of 316M, making it quite a bit more visible than even the tallest lighthouses out there. On a clear night, Ponta do Pargo can be seen 26 Nautical Miles from shore.

2011-03-05 03-13 Madeira 362 Ponta do Pargo

Those who saw it from way out at sea included:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Walter_V_R
  • Rob de Wolff
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Andy McConnell
  • Blaze
  • mehmet durmus

And after the hints:

  • Chris Nason
  • Declan Moore
  • David Kozina
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • Robin
  • Jeather
  • JF

November 10th, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | no comments

Contest #524 Hint

This one is pretty hard, so we are giving 3 hints:

1) Not the tallest, but has a much higher focal height.
2) We had to cut the copyright statement off of the image — it read “Image ©2017 SRES DRIGOT”
3) And yes, it continues the theme.

November 8th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 7 comments

Contest #524

#524

November 3rd, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 11 comments

Contest #523 – Storozhenskiy Lighthouse, Lake Lagoda, Russia

Storozhenskiy is among the tallest “traditional” lighthouses in the world. Built in 1911, this sits on the eastern side of Lake Lagoda. During the WW2 Siege of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Soviet forces held a portion of the western shore of the lake, and this became one of the only ways to get supplies into the city during the 4 years of the siege.

The lighthouse is accessable and, by contacting the operator, you can take these stairs to the top.

Those who found this site were:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Walter_V_R
  • Jeather
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Blaze
  • mehmet durmus
  • Lance Finney
  • Gillian B
  • Andy McConnell
  • Chris Nason
  • Declan Moore
  • JF
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • rob de wolff

November 3rd, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | 2 comments

Contest #523 Hint

On a lake that became very important during a particularly long siege in the middle of the 20th century.

November 1st, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 9 comments

Contest #523

#523

October 27th, 2017 Posted by | Contest | 9 comments

Contest #522 – Milnerton Lighthouse, South Africa

Located in Table Bay, near Cape Town, this lighthouse was built in 1960. Its red sector covers Robbin Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned until 1982 (hence, the hint).

Milnerton Lighthouse, Western Cape, South Africa

Those who saw the light:

  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Glenmorren
  • hhgygy
  • mehmet durmus
  • Andy McConnell

And after the hint:

  • Lance Finney
  • Gillian B
  • Declan Moore
  • Streaming Doc
  • Tuxedo Jones
  • Blaze
  • David Kozina
  • Jeather
  • Chris Nason
  • Robin

October 27th, 2017 Posted by | lighthouse, Reveal | no comments

Contest #522 Hint

The light could be seen where Madiba lived until 1982.

October 25th, 2017 Posted by | Hint | 8 comments