Contest #65 Answer

This was a pretty easy one. The answer is the worlds largest compass rose in Edwards Air Force Base, California. In addition to being a test flight center, Edwards is also an alternate landing site for the Space Shuttle. If you notice, north on the ground compass doesn’t align with north on Google Earth. That is due to the magnetic declination of the location.

Those who managed to land safely:

  • Keith M
  • Seb
  • Lotsofcats
  • Willem
  • Pan
  • Michael T
  • Milosh Serbia
  • Andy M
  • ej
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Andy McConnell
  • ACG
  • RDaneel
  • Karel
  • Ewen
  • David S

Contest #64 Answer – Guérande, France

Sorry for the delay in getting up the answer for contest #64. I had problems with my laptop in Saigon and I’ve been trying to get everything back to normal. I’ve also been slogging through all the photos I took in Cambodia, which are now finally up on my travel photography site.

Without any further delay, the answer to this contest are the salt pools of Guérande, France. They are large ponds where sea water is allowed to evaporate leaving sea salt.

  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Lotsofcats
  • Andy McConnell
  • Michael T
  • Ej
  • Ewen
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Pan
  • RDaneel
  • Karel

Contest #63 Answer – Astana, Kazakhstan

Skip has pick Astana, Kazakhstan, in particular the presidential plaza. You like?

Astana is the “new” capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. Like any made up capital (Brazila, Washington, Canberra) you need lots of funky buildings and monuments. Astana delivers in that department in spades.

Those who guess correctly for Gloriousness of Kazakhstan:

  • Michael T
  • Lotsofcats
  • Andy McConnell
  • RDaneel
  • Kieth M
  • Aaron Predeek
  • ej
  • Bryan, DC
  • Ewen
  • Pan
  • ACG
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • Karel
  • Brian T

I’ll have an updated leaderboard for contests 61-63 up soon.

Contest #62 Answer: Soo Locks, Michigan/Ontario

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.

-Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Gordon Lightfoot

For contest 62, Skip has taken us to the border of Michigan and Ontario to the Soo Locks in Sault St. Marie, MI/ONT. The locks connect Lake Superior and Lake Michigan. They are the busiest locks in the world with over 12,000 ships per year passing through them.

Sorry for delays in getting the new contest up and the leader board. I’m in Cambodia right now with Vietnam and Laos next on the agenda. The internet here is less than optimal.

Those who passed through the straight this time:
1. Karel
2. Milosh, Serbia
3. Andy M
4. Aaron Predeek
5. Ron Schott
6. Andy McConnell
7. ACG
8. Joey Hazlett
9. Ewen
10. Lotsofcats
11. pfly
12. Keith M
13. Pan
14. charlie my boy
15. RDaneel
16. ej
17. Michael T

Contest #61 Answer: Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

The answer to the first contest submitted by Skip is Gamla Stan in Stockholm Sweden (not an Muslim country). It is the old part of the city and the location of the royal palace.

Those who did not remain neutral in this contest:

  • charlie my boy
  • ej
  • Aaron Predeek
  • Michael T
  • Lotsofcats
  • Andy McConnell
  • brian T
  • Keith M
  • David S
  • Brian DC
  • Pan
  • Milosh, Serbia
  • RDaneel
  • Karel
  • Ewen