GoogleEarthing #131


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.

Adriaan’s Islands: 2 of 10

Hint #1: Consider my comments.
Hint #2: It’s like studying history: look around the right period and you may see it.
Hint #3: Chris thought he would end up here but he soon discovered he was wrong.

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Solved by: Kenwyn
Location: 22′36′00” N 69′57′24 E  Pirotan Island, Marin National Park, nr Jamnagar, INDIA

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30 Responses to “GoogleEarthing #131”

  1. Is this your vacation home? ;)

  2. Ooh, I wish….

  3. Ever so slightly north-ish but could be anywhere +/- 5 degrees from zero. Almost an atoll but I’m not sure. Probably Pacific. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is an island inside an island (or in a bay).

  4. Incredible that this hasn’t been solved yet. I thought it would be a relatively easy one to find. I am obviously wrong.

  5. How good was my analysis? (Not the one about your vacation home!!!)

  6. Only one out of four is correct….

  7. “I have a sneaking suspicion that this is an island inside an island (or in a bay).”

    I’ll plump for this one (out of four).

  8. Since there are enough unsolved puzzles I will give a clue for this one and #132 shortly. They will be announced in advance. But, Alan, I think you won’t like the one for this puzzle :-)

  9. I never like other people’s clues. Mine, of course, are impeccable! ;) ;) ;)

  10. Impeccable hint, I think…

  11. I wish you weren’t so obtuse!

    Checked the Australian coasts down to 23 S.

  12. Sorry for being obtuse (had to look that up, to be honest :-) ). But the hint is genuine. There are clues in my comments.

  13. No luck with “wish” & “wishbone”. (Apr 23 comment)

    Ditto for right/wright - opposite of “wrong”. (May 25 comment)

  14. Hmmm, maybe I was right about wrong.

  15. “Roaring Forties”, “Furious Fifties”. Both far too far South though. Are there any other history-related-nautical-nicknames?

  16. Tip: take the second hint more literally

  17. Wright Brothers –> North Carolina –> nope!

  18. Not so close, not so close. You guys seem to get all kinds of clues from my hints that I didn’t put in them :-)
    A third hint will be added tomorrow.

  19. East Indies - Dutch East Indies - Indonesia.

    Is the “comment” clue wrapped up in the Dutch name for this island?

    I’m beginning to wonder if this is at the mouth of a river.

  20. I can say that all guesses have been way off so far. Nothing to do with (w)right or wrong. Dutch names don’t play a role. Indonesia isn’t where you want to look. All my hints (and some of my comments) point to the country where this island is in.

    Capital fun, isn’t it?

  21. I think I’ll go look for abandoned coastal batteries in Europe, as it appears I’ve totally lost the script on this one. :(

    PS I take it that a capital city is involved in this solution.

  22. OK if I have understood clue 2 then I think I know which country it is (assuming I looked around the right period). Will let you know if/when I find it….

  23. 22′36′00” N 69′57′24 E.

    Pirotan Island, Marin National Park, nr Jamnagar, INDIA

  24. Well done, Kenwyn.

    I understand now hint #1 and #3, but #2 is still a mystery.

  25. Adriaan’s comment “easy one to f IND. I A m obviously….”

    Look around the right (correct) period (full stop).

    P.S. I hope I am right on that, otherwise I need to see someone…..

  26. Very well done Kenwyn. That was indeed the period I ment.
    My comment from may 25th contained one other clue, the first word ‘Incredible’ was a reference to the slogan “Incredible India”. Oh, and all sentences start with an I …

  27. Almost forgot: take a look at the CAPITAL letters in my comment from june 4th….

  28. You are evil…

    …and I mean that in the nicest possible way. ;)

  29. Hey, I spelled it out for you! :-)

  30. Suffice it to say that I’ve been well and truly schooled in the art of cryptic clues. I will take this lesson to heart and apply what I’ve learned to any future clues I may give.


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