GoogleEarthing #136

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Adriaan’s Islands: 7 of 10

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Solved by: Kenwyn
Location: 33′48′25” N 132′23′46” E      Island just off Matsuyama and south of Hiroshima, Japan


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6 Responses to “GoogleEarthing #136”

  1. After scouring the Caribbean and Atlantic, without success, I have some observations.

    This island is probably larger than I first thought, so with it’s distinctive shape it should be easier to spot from a high altitude, once the correct region is found.

    Probably “uninhabited”, but the large number of (pleasure?) boats around it suggest that this is close to either a mainland or a larger, more populous island rather than way out in the wild blue yonder.

  2. I’ve been equally frustrated with this one. I’m still not convinced it is NH although I’ve been erring that way.

    The colour of the sea stands out for me. Nice observation on the boats. From their position I would guess that this island is to the East or North-East of the bigger land mass (no point wasting diesel)…

    A search for “tadpole shaped island” yields a lot of results for Corregidor Island in the Phillipines (which to be fair to it looks even more like a tadpole than this island). Worth a look.

  3. I googled “teardrop shaped island” — interesting but generally useless hits. Came up empty in the Gulf of Thailand. Certainly tropical-ish. Next up, Indian Ocean and Indonesia/Philippines.

    I dread venturing out into the Pacific. :(

  4. Also googled comma shaped islands. Came up empty looking at the Marquesas (Pacific) and the Andamans (Indian).

  5. 33′48′25” N 132′23′46” E

    Can’t find a name for it. Just off Matsuyama and south of Hiroshima, Japan.

  6. Congrats, Kenwyn.

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