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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Seaduction - you are good, but not yet quite good enough to win the right to post the next picture. The location I'm after is not part of the Svalbard group or on Spitzbergen. But it is rather cold there most of the year and those living nearby (a relative term), do speak Norwegian.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

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Seaduction - you are good, but not yet quite good enough to win the right to post the next picture. The location I'm after is not part of the Svalbard group or on Spitzbergen. But it is rather cold there most of the year and those living nearby (a relative term), do speak Norwegian.
You're looking for Bjornoya (Bear Island) to the South, correct?
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Correct, it is indeed Bear Island, or "Bjørnøya" - I liked reading Alistair MacLean novels in years past and one of the was "Bear Island" with Perleporten featured in it. I missed the image in your post somehow, otherwise I would have handed over the reins earlier.

p.s. I checked the Wiki page and see you were correct about the Svalbard archipelago as well, I thought that Bear Island didn't belong to it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bear_Island_(Norway)
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Zanshin, please post another photo. I'd much rather try to identify them than post one of my boring photos. I found a very interesting blog about Bear Island and similar places here:Ultima Thule: The frightful but terrific Bear Island
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Seaduction - I think that I got the picture from that blog, I read it last night before I got confirmation that my answer to the Iles des Saintes was correct.

I'll post another picture in a couple of minutes... I need a coffee break at work and have to think of a location that will be challenging enough to last more than a couple of minutes.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Where is this Daymark?



p.s. Extra points for those who can tell what the shape denotes
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

The Kugelbake (German: Ball Beacon) is a historic aid to navigation in the city of Cuxhaven, Germany, at the northernmost point of Lower Saxony, where the River Elbe flows into the North Sea. In the Low German dialect of the Middle Ages, the term bake referred to all navigational aids – including lighthouses. About 30 meters (100 feet) high and built of wood, the Kugelbake is the principal landmark of Cuxhaven; since 1913, it has been depicted on the city's coat of arms. Large wooden structures guiding mariners have stood on this spot for over 300 years.[1][2]
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The Kugelbake (German: Ball Beacon) is a historic aid to navigation in the city of Cuxhaven, Germany, at the northernmost point of Lower Saxony, where the River Elbe flows into the North Sea. In the Low German dialect of the Middle Ages, the term bake referred to all navigational aids – including lighthouses. About 30 meters (100 feet) high and built of wood, the Kugelbake is the principal landmark of Cuxhaven; since 1913, it has been depicted on the city's coat of arms. Large wooden structures guiding mariners have stood on this spot for over 300 years.[1][2]
No idea if this is right, Sea.... but you were supposed to take more than two minutes...
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Thought I'd sneak it in while Zanshin goes for coffee. I'd like him to post another as well. I have no idea what the shape means.
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Back from my coffee and it has already been cracked. But since Seaduction didn't get the bonus / extra merit question I'll post another picture.

I have sailed here, but it wasn't on Zanshin:

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