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Re: Where in the World? RVS 1997
« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2021, 11:37 PM »
Oh, d'oh!!  I picked the wrong Womble out of the two that I could think of with a marine connection to their names!!!
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Re: Where in the World? RVS 1997
« Reply #16 on: May 01, 2021, 11:44 PM »
Oh, d'oh!!  I picked the wrong Womble out of the two that I could think of with a marine connection to their names!!!

Please explain. My memory of the Wombles fails me....

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Re: Where in the World? RVS 1997
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2021, 11:47 PM »
Please explain. My memory of the Wombles fails me....

In reply 6 on this thread...  There are two Wombles with marine related names, Tobermory and Orinoco.  I had a 50% chance of guessing right, and I guessed wrong... *sigh*

Tobermory Harbour?
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Re: Where in the World? RVS 1997
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2021, 05:58 PM »
In reply 6 on this thread...  There are two Wombles with marine related names, Tobermory and Orinoco.  I had a 50% chance of guessing right, and I guessed wrong... *sigh*

He's not happy with you, fancy forgetting him!!!

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Re: Where in the World? RVS 1997
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2021, 11:48 PM »
He's not happy with you, fancy forgetting him!!!

Objection, m'lud!  I never said I'd forgotten him - only that I guessed the wrong one of the two the first time!
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Re: Where in the World? RVS 1997
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2021, 09:09 PM »
And how about this? Taken from the QE2Story Bridgecam collection. The location mentioned there is evidently wrong (I think!)...

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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2021, 09:59 PM »
And how about this? Taken from the QE2Story Bridgecam collection. The location mentioned there is evidently wrong (I think!)...

Unmistakably Rotterdam, the Erasmus Bridge being just ahead of QE2's bow. Knowing her itinerary through Sam Warwick's excellent and very useful QE2 website also helps! I gather you were onboard too Isabelle, with other friends of ours (OLS members) on the trip just before the last my parents and I took on QE2?
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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2021, 10:31 PM »
You are right on all counts, Thomas! Although frankly I still cannot recognise the beautiful Erasmus Bridge on the photo. Another bridge?

But the date was Rotterdam all right, and I was there :) . That was a quick one!

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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2021, 10:42 PM »
Although frankly I still cannot recognise the beautiful Erasmus Bridge on the photo. Another bridge?

It's the section of the bridge that can open up for river traffic further upstream if I recall correctly.

I've circled the area of the Erasmus Bridge visible from QE2's webcam, in one of my photos from arriving into Rotterdam on Marco Polo.
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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2021, 11:25 PM »
That is extremely well spotted, Thomas, thank you for having set me right. In one of my own pictures of the Erasmus bridge, I write that QE2 must have sailed through the open drawbridge, but I never noticed her doing so.

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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #25 on: Oct 02, 2021, 12:14 PM »
As it's a wet Saturday here in 'Glorious Devon' i thought something of a more tropical nature for this 'Where in the World'.

No clues just yet, but definitely not a QE2 accessible place, although it is for smaller ships.

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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #26 on: Oct 04, 2021, 02:33 PM »
Very disappointing, not even a 'stab in the dark'!
Ah well here goes with a clue;

It's the ONLY one.

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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #27 on: Oct 04, 2021, 03:49 PM »
Let me start it on the "20 questions" principle.

Is it in South America?

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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #28 on: Oct 04, 2021, 05:41 PM »
Very disappointing, not even a 'stab in the dark'!
Ah well here goes with a clue;

It's the ONLY one.

Is it an aqueduct instead of a road bridge, and perhaps the only one in the world in the form of a suspension bridge? As for location it looks tropical.
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Re: Where in the World?
« Reply #29 on: Oct 04, 2021, 06:50 PM »
I wondered if the tug was a clue but as I could not make out the name.  However on the starboard side of the tug there is what looks like a flag that is green and white.  Is this a country's flag or associated with the tug company?

Also think it looks like a tropical place.  South America or Africa?
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