Coronavirus update

Just letting you know that Paul and I will continue the run the whereongoogleearth.net game to keep some of you occupied (for a bit) while you are in self-isolation.

If you have too much spare time, and want to play another similar game, check out the WOGE Speed group on Facebook. New contests go up once the previous one is solved and verified. You will need to apply for membership which requires solving a geography puzzle – but if you are playing here, it will not be a terribly tough one.

Contest #646: the Streymoy entrance to the Vagatunnilin, Streymoy Island, Faroe Islands

This week took us from Iceland to the Faroe Islands and the Vágatunnilin. This image shows the eastern end of the tunnel between Streymoy and Vagar Islands. It’s a 4.9 km tunnel under the sea.

https://www.maritime-executive.com/features/underwater-tunnels-revolutionize-the-faroes

Found what couldn’t be seen:

  • Graham Hedley
  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • hhgygy
  • Garfield
  • Phil Ower
  • Walter_V_R
  • Root007-1
  • Lighthouse

Contest #645: Flatey Island, Iceland

Flatey Island is the only inhabited island of the 3,000 small islets dotting the dramatic Breidafjordur Bay on northwest Iceland. The island is significant for its combination of natural features and historical heritage.

It was voted the world’s best island according to Big 7 Travel: https://bigseventravel.com/2019/09/the-50-best-islands-in-the-world-for-2020/

Found another island in the sea:

  • Phil Ower
  • Garfield
  • Martin de Bock
  • Graham Hedley
  • Walter_V_R
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Nancy

Sorry for the late hint – thanks hhgygy for reminding us!

Contest #644 – Klovharu, Porvoo, Finland

The author of the Moomin books, Tove Jansson, and her partner Tuulikki Pietilä spent summers in the cabin on this tiny island in the Gulf of Finland. Most of Jansson’s works were written either entirely or partly in this cabin.

Tours of the island and cabin are available, but only for a very short window in mid to late July. Only 8 persons at a time can visit the island and the boat only goes over once per day during the touring window of about 7-10 days, depending on weather, bird nesting, etc.

Those who found it before the hint were:

  • Paul Voestermans
  • Martin de Bock
  • Graham Hedley
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Lighthouse

And after the hint:

  • Robin
  • Andreas Meister
  • Gillian B
  • Walter_V_R
  • Chris Nason
  • René De La Carte