Where Am I?

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BlowingOldBoots
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Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:57 pm

While away the long, languid hours of lock down dreariness and guess where I am? Feel free to post your own 'Where Am I'; alliteration is preferred, but optional.

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby marisca » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:00 am

Millport?

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:20 am

Yes it's Millport. That was too easy, obviously. I thought a bit of sand and a harbour wall would have been difficult to ID. Do you have a picture to post?

The not so undiscovered Millport https://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/ ... index.html
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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:45 am

I don't think the location will be too difficult. Bonus question, what is the name of the land that you can just see in the haze. Double points question, to the south is a literary landmark, what is it and what is its name?

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby wully » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:41 pm

Port Ramsey?

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:04 pm

wully wrote:Port Ramsey?


Sorry, not Port Ramsey.
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Re: Where Am I?

Postby stevepick » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:27 pm

Tinkers hole, Pig Island, Torran rocks or David Balfour bay for the literary landmark?

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:48 pm

stevepick wrote:Tinkers hole, Pig Island, Torran rocks or David Balfour bay for the literary landmark?


That's correct, Tinkers Hole, I don't know a Pig Island but it is Eilien nam Muc, to the south west of the southern entrance. Is Pig Island an alternative name, a local name perhaps?

http://sailing.agurney.com/list-of-anch ... nkers-hole
http://www.scottishanchorages.co.uk/tin ... 4533272877
https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/119283
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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:52 pm

A bit more popular. For a point each, name the bit of water, the headland on the bow and the one to left hand side of the picture and for a bonus point name the CONSPIC House that would be to port.

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:55 pm

Clue: Welsh Coal
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Re: Where Am I?

Postby Aja » Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:45 pm

Bogany point to port, and just out of sight Toward Bank.....

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:07 pm

Aja wrote:Bogany point to port, and just out of sight Toward Bank.....


Correct!

The Firth of Clyde
Toward Point
Bogany Point
Mount Stuart (which is not CONSPIC, I was mistaken)
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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:14 pm

Where does this river start and end?

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby Aja » Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:58 pm

Definitely a guess....

Starts in Holland and ends in Germany?

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Re: Where Am I?

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:35 pm

Aja wrote:Definitely a guess....

Starts in Holland and ends in Germany?

Donald


The French had an interest at one end.
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