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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CI (101)
Steve C #21399 02/11/12 02:31 PM
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Congratulations making it over the hill, Alan! grin

My kids tell me I'm "older than dirt". Now you can join the club.

I went over Mt. Baldy today -- still a decent hill.

Older than dirt? I can live with that!

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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99)
Steve C #21400 02/11/12 07:04 PM
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The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.

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The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.


graveyard of the Pacific?
does not look like Vancouver Island

graveyard of the Atlantic?
does not look like Cape Hatteras

I wonder if, instead, the site refers to ships sunk there on purpose?

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Harvey Lankford #21419 02/12/12 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.


graveyard of the Pacific?
does not look like Vancouver Island

graveyard of the Atlantic?
does not look like Cape Hatteras

I wonder if, instead, the site refers to ships sunk there on purpose?

By some accounts, at least one ocean has more than one graveyard.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99)
AlanK #21424 02/13/12 01:19 AM
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What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99):

The place is evidently a veritable graveyard of a certain type.

It's able to be called a graveyard.


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should one wear a bikini?

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Harvey Lankford #21443 02/13/12 05:25 PM
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If it was made out of fur, yes. Harvey, actually, NO!


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Steve C #21445 02/13/12 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted By: Steve C
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The island is part of a municipality with over 300,000 residents.

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Anything more to be said about this scene?

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It's able to be called a graveyard.


I though maybe "able" was a clue for the name of the first nuc at bikini, hence graveyard of ships.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99)
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It's able to be called a graveyard.


I though maybe "able" was a clue for the name of the first nuc at bikini, hence graveyard of ships.

Wagga was trying to be a poet.


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Steve C #21453 02/14/12 10:36 AM
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It's able to be called a graveyard.


I though maybe "able" was a clue for the name of the first nuc at bikini, hence graveyard of ships.

Wagga was trying to be a poet.

Well, I think that the island's name translates to "sand" in English. Rhymes with and, band, hand, land, NAND,...

By the way, since bikinis came up:

What In The World Happened Here? LXVII:  (Link)

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> Well, I think that the island's name translates to "sand" in English. Rhymes with and, band, hand, land, NAND,...

Hmmmm....not this island



Rhymes better with cable, label and table

It is known for certain animals, but not the one shown above.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99)
Steve C #21456 02/14/12 12:53 PM
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> Well, I think that the island's name translates to "sand" in English. Rhymes with and, band, hand, land, NAND,...

Hmmmm....not this island



Rhymes better with cable, label and table

It is known for certain animals, but not the one shown above.

The official name of the island is French for "sand."

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AlanK #21457 02/14/12 12:58 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? C (100):


Anything more to be said about this scene?


Third clue: If you had the coordinates and a Garmin or some other black box device, you could drive there.


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99)
AlanK #21461 02/14/12 02:24 PM
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> The official name of the island is French for "sand."
Well doggone! I know the Spanish translation, but I never learned any French, except maybe "s'il vous plaît"

Now that anybody can find its name, I guess I should post a map. ...It's beginning to look like the Cheshire Cat's grin.




Not sure if this will come through, but here is an image that underscores the "graveyard" title.
(from Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Steve C #21462 02/14/12 02:51 PM
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fooled me, Steve,
I thought it looked like in warmer climes.
I looked up Gulf Stream plots and it does not go up that far to Nova Scotia, instead it heads easterly to keep the British Isles inhabitable, and even points north of there.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? XCIX (99)
Steve C #21463 02/14/12 02:52 PM
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I liked this photo from the wiki:



This is a Britten Norman Islander. We flew out to Santa Rosa Island in one of these, complete with Steve's Folbot.


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New: What In The World Happened Here? CII (102)
wagga #21466 02/14/12 03:29 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CII (102):


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Not A Puzzle - Just A Treat
wagga #21496 02/16/12 03:24 PM
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This is not a new puzzle - just an easter egg for everybody who has soldiered on this far. And AlanK, no cricket involved! Found at daily coyote.


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