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Offline John Walker

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9615 on: February 14, 2024, 06:36:52 PM »
Sandwich?

Not there but you are in the right end of the county.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9614 on: February 14, 2024, 05:48:42 PM »
Sandwich?

Offline John Walker

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9613 on: February 14, 2024, 10:28:10 AM »
In full view on a wall in a medium size town.  On GSV too.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9612 on: February 14, 2024, 12:53:34 AM »
Will add clues if not guessed straightaway.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9611 on: February 13, 2024, 02:52:24 PM »
Next one up this evening ...

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9610 on: February 13, 2024, 10:41:04 AM »
FYI, the chart wasn't online, it is one of the folio of real paper charts I have for navigation, hence the two handwritten "(NOTE)"s which refer to a warning about changing depths.  Just another hazard, the sands don't stay still!

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« Reply #9609 on: February 12, 2024, 11:28:45 PM »
Thanks MartinR.  It was just a guess as I haven't been able to find the navigation charts on-line.  Quite fascinating.  There must be a wealth of 'treasure' deep in those sands.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9608 on: February 12, 2024, 10:54:02 PM »
(second attempt)

Yes John, it is indeed the old ship swallower.  Cryptic clues would have been "Vespasian came here before he was emporer" (roman invasion of Britain) and "This man's son was a King and general" (King Harold Goodwinson).  I'm including a larger and uncensored part of the chart.  My initial submission was too big, I hope this one works.

If you look at Goodwin Knoll the drying height is 3.8m.  With normal tides that means it stands about 2m above low water, but is hidden less than 2m below the water.  It lurks there, just waiting to catch hold of your keel and add you to the Sands 2,000+ ships they've swallowed.  Better keep a good fix!

Over to you.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9607 on: February 12, 2024, 08:53:55 PM »
Goodwin Sands?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9606 on: February 12, 2024, 05:00:39 PM »
I'll refrain from any jokes about landlubbers ... seriously ... it's quite an effort ...

John, your SWAG is wrong, but I can see why you thought so.  Grandarog, having pulled your leg a little, I'm afraid you are still a way off.

there'll be a clue along tomorrow morning if no one gets it.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9605 on: February 12, 2024, 02:09:38 PM »
Land lubbers Guess Knock John Maunsell Forts. :)

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9604 on: February 12, 2024, 12:34:24 PM »
A quick S.W.A.G. (Scientific Wild Arse Guess) off Queenborough?
Illegitimus nil carborundum

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9603 on: February 12, 2024, 11:03:09 AM »
No, not near a creek.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9602 on: February 12, 2024, 10:02:15 AM »
Near the entrance to one of the Kent creeks?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9601 on: February 12, 2024, 09:43:40 AM »
Quite an easy one next.  I've blanked out the names, but its an interesting navigation problem.  Can you identify the area to the right?