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I, the albatross that awaits for you at the end of the world...
I, the forgotten soul of the sailors lost that crossed Cape Horn from all the seas of the world.
But die they did not in the fierce waves, for today towards eternity in my wings they soar in the last crevice of the Antarctic winds.
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I, the albatross that awaits for you at the end of the world...
I, the forgotten soul of the sailors lost that crossed Cape Horn from all the seas of the world.
But die they did not in the fierce waves, for today towards eternity in my wings they soar in the last crevice of the Antarctic winds.
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You got it!

Even though we didn't round Cape Horn on a sailboat, it remains a magical experience for anyone attracted to the seas.

Geoff54, you're next!
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Sorry for the delay, I got unexpectedly busy.

Just in case anyone didn't understand, the quote is from the memorial at Cape Horn.



This one shouldn't be too difficult for the intrepid sailors of Sailnet.


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Looks like Torshavn, Faroe Islands:

Another view: Panoramio - Photo of F°royar Islands, Tˇrshavn (Danmark), summer 2011

If you check out some of the other photos on the internet you can make out sod roofs behind the building at the point.
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Well that didn't take long - I seem to make them either too easy or too difficult'
Take it away fallard!!

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Well, Geoff, you did include the flag of the Faroes in the photo!

I knew it was a scandinavian locale from the cross, but it wasn't a national flag. So I checked for "flags of scandinavia" and there it was" the Faroe Islands flag. The Faroes are not a big place, so it was short work to locate the port.

The following locale might also be easy, but we'll see. The land in the background has something of a "rocky" history.

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Well, Geoff, you did include the flag of the Faroes in the photo!
Oh, Shoot!! I cropped it out and then posted the wrong (expletive deleted) picture. I'll get you next time

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Don't feel too bad, Geoff. The flag made it real easy, but the buildings, terrain, and boats made it clearly atlantic scandinavia (Iceland, Norway, Danish islands). Norway has all those fjords, so that looked like a long shot. Then there was all that green, which ruled out Greenland and kind of pointed to the Faroes, anyway.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I'm glad this thread has been going so long!

I feel as if I should recognize something in either the picture or the leading text but am stymied. Oh, wait... is that a well-known old fort on the lefthand side of te picture?


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There is an old fort in the picture, and it does have tourist traffic, but I don't know how well-known it is. I've been to this location several times (by land) but don't recall the fort being the primary historical highlight of this area. When I visited, the fort did not appear on my radar screen, so maybe I missed something. One of the highlights I remember had to do with fossils.
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