AWAA #35

Around the World with A&A (AWAA) is a new GoogleEarthing contest (see rules page), encompassing 80 puzzles. Enter your answer in the comments, and move on to the next puzzle. When all the puzzles have been completed, the person with the most correct answers will be the winner.

Use Google Earth to find the image below somewhere on the face of the Earth. When you find it, tell us using the comment feature. And send an email to so we can contact you.

Special Instructions: A world apart, but closely connected.
For one full point, find both images, AND why they are connected.
Image A
Image B
Click on image for larger view.
Puzzle Solved by: Adrian & Ryan
Elapsed Time: 1 day 7 hr 40ish min
Location A: Lutjegast, Netherlands
Location B: Dunalley Bay/Blackman Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Connection: Lutjegast is the birthplace of explorer Abel Tasman.
He was the first European to find and name Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania).


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9 Responses to “AWAA #35”

  1. A: 53°14′23″ N 6°14′26″ E
    Netherlands aka Holland

    B: 42°54′19″ S 147°50′06″ E
    Tasmania (Australia aka New Holland)

  2. You’re missing the connection.

  3. hmm, so Holland and New Holland wasn’t the connection :-/

  4. aaah, there’s a road called A Tasmanweg on that location in Holland :-)

  5. You’re getting real close …


  6. ok, A Tasmanweg like is called after Abel Tasman, and there’s also an Abel Tasman National Park which strangly is in New Zealand… darn… but on his sea voyages that guy also was the first european to land on Tasmania: November 24, 1642

  7. Okay….. funny things happen when you have a great idea and things turn out a tad different from what you expected.

    We have decided to award a full point to both Adrian and to Ryan. Herein lies a tale.

    From the comments above you can see that Adrian was the first to get the co-ordinates right, but the connection wasn’t quite on. We realized that others could guess at the connection and get a free ride on the locations, so we closed the comments.

    Later on I received an email from Adrian with more information, including the connection. Then 15 minutes later I received an email from Ryan with the co-ordinates and connection.

    Using our “superior mind reading techniques”, Adriaan and I determined that both found the solution by independent means, and the closeness of their emails warranted a joint win.

    Hey, it’s not perfect, but we’re having fun (even if it’s turning out to be more work than we anticipated — how do you do it Brad?)

  8. Yeah that was a great puzzle, Im glad I was able to figure it out before the results came in from Adrian. Abel Tasman wasnt the first connection I researched though, I located Tasmania first, and when I did some research into that area I found out a “Micronation” called the Duchy of Avram is right there. So I thought maybe Location A was another “Micronation”. Well after that panned out I decided to try and find out where the explorer who discovered Tasmania came from. Bingo!

  9. Well, that caused some headaches, but I’m glad we sorted this out.

    My grandparents used to live in Lutjegast, so I’ve been there many times.
    My birthplace is the little village along the canal, a few km west of Lutjegast.

    Image B, Dunalley, is the place where Tasman first landed:

    “In the centre of the town, just before the Dunalley High School, is a sign which points visitors to the Tasman Monument. This monument, which is near the town jetty, is a convenient substitute for the more important monument located at Tasman Bay and virtually inaccessible by anything other than boat. It was at Tasman Bay, near Cape Paul Lamanon, that Abel Tasman and his crew became the first Europeans to land on Tasmania.”


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