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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230444
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Ok I had to do it....
I put in all the cities on the sign in Google Maps
then asked for directions

Then I realized it had to be between Certaldo and Baccaiano

Which low and behold that took me to: Montespertoli, Tuscany

Then using the little man I dropped him on the intersection that made sense and I found this sign.

Notice even the lines on the white sign at the bottom are the same which was in TravelHat's hint

I guess being a old USCG Navigator in a seaplane forced me to keep drawing lines until they all intersected...

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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230449
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Good job Tom, that was one of our choices! But you took the research an extra mile!!!

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230456
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Nice job

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Well here is a place that is a little more recognizable, but still off the beaten tracks.

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Anybody been here?


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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230468
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Gibraltar? And if I guessed correctly, no I have not.

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230473
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Sorry Ellen you have not guessed correctly.

Hint 1 - The way most people go to see this formation is by Ferry.


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Those look like some kind of military defense bunkers on top.

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230493
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The Needles, Isle of Wight, UK. Sailed past them many times but never with the sea looking that calm!

On the previous photo, I came up with most of the places suggested with the help of Google but I rejected them all because of the Olympic rings on the road sign. I couldn't come up with any place with an association with the Olympics. Anyone know why this town has the Olympic symbol on a road sign?

I'll come up with a photo but I might be a bit limited as I'm not at home with my backups.

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: Jeannius] #230496
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Try this, hints later if needed...

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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: Jeannius] #230501
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Jeannius,

Just to make it official... You are correct with the Needles joy

The Needles is where a young 23 year old Guglieimo Marconi set up the first radio transmission station in 1898.
His invention based on Hertz electromagnetic wave theory from a decade earlier, brought wireless communication into the 20th Century.

Over and Out


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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230502
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The yellow and red boat makes me think the picture was taken in Malta.
Maybe going to see the blue grotto up close?


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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230507
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I am randomly saying Dominca, water looks a pretty color and it doesn't look cold enough to be up north.

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230525
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Trying to get on or off the dock at Saba?

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: Riverfrontbrewer] #230528
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Originally Posted by Riverfrontbrewer
Trying to get on or off the dock at Saba?
That's a nice guess but not correct.

Hint... It is an island in the Atlantic.

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: Jeannius] #230533
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Saba?

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230540
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So that give us the
Azores
Canary
Falkland
Sandwich
Coronation Island
?????

of which I have only been to the Azores

No guess just watching thread. 4th grandchild should be here soon. We have big brother watch.

good luck on this one..
Love to hear the story.


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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230553
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Not in your list Tom.

Further hint... A famous French General ended his days on this island.

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: Jeannius] #230554
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St Helena

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: BEERMAN] #230557
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I believe your the winner Beerman! I think the last hint gave it away, lol!

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: BEERMAN] #230560
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Originally Posted by BEERMAN
St Helena
Correct. I thought it might take little longer but as soon as I put where a french general spent his last days it came straight up.

St Helena was amazing. When we were there, 2011, there was no airport and no proper harbour. Those lines hanging down from the frame are what you had to grab hold of to get ashore in anything other than dead calm conditions!

Since then they've built what is often described as the world's most useless airport. Not planned properly and the most common approach direction suffers from severe wind shear regularly which results in flights being cancelled for days at a time.

Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: Jeannius] #230563
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I actually saw a travel show a few months back including St Helena, I believe the host jumped on a cargo or mail ship to get there? Interesting exile for Napoleon

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Where and who lived here? extra pic walking away from it!

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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: TomB] #230577
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Paul Revere.

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Oh and in Boston.

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that was fast! really like Boston!

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Here’s one not in Boston.

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Re: Too Quiet! - Game Time! [Re: EllenS] #230584
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Antibes?

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Originally Posted by BEERMAN
I actually saw a travel show a few months back including St Helena, I believe the host jumped on a cargo or mail ship to get there? Interesting exile for Napoleon
RMS (Royal Mail Ship) St Helena. Did/Does a once a month round trip from Cape Town.

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I was going to guess Devil's island with Dreyfus
but was not sure Devil's Island was in the Atlantic.
Living by phone at daughter house. I am now a poppa for the 4th time mom and baby doing well!


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Congrats Granddad!!!!

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Yes to Antibes! Another winner.

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Originally Posted by EllenS
Yes to Antibes! Another winner.
I wasn't sure about that. I know Antibes has a wall like that but I suspect another 20 places in the Med probably have something similar. Now I've got to find another picture!

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Don't think this will last long...

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Lake Cuomo! edited to say that's not correct....its Lake Como!

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Originally Posted by BEERMAN
Lake Cuomo! edited to say that's not correct....its Lake Como!
It is but you don't get away that easily grin Town/City?

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Bellagio ?

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Originally Posted by BEERMAN
Bellagio ?

Well done.

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Where are we?

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Marigot, St Martin?


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You would know!!!

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