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Morzedec
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Postby Morzedec » 21 Mar 2020, 6:41am

As a possible distraction from what is currently annoying people (the lack of loo rolls), a gentle quiz for you.

It's called 'Where is This', and as soon as you have solved the first puzzle you can join in yourself. Won't that be fun, children?

Here we go then: an easy one to start with: it's the view from ...................................


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Postby francovendee » 21 Mar 2020, 8:04am

Do we get 10 guesses to narrow it down?

If so, is it off the coast of France?

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Postby 661-Pete » 21 Mar 2020, 8:28am

Land's End. I think it's Longships Lighthouse. Btw, the Cornish authorities are pleading with non-residents not to flood into Cornwall please....
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Postby 661-Pete » 21 Mar 2020, 8:31am

Oh and btw - although I've been to LE (some 60 years ago!) I've never yet done LeJog. I don't suppose I'll get the chance now. Anyway, isn't it a bit over-rated? :?
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Postby Morzedec » 21 Mar 2020, 8:37am

661-Pete, please have a lollipop: dead right, it's the view from Land's End, the one that you see when you are starting out on your LEJOG. Go on, Pete, as soon as you can pop down to LE again, and then set of northwards: nothing is overrated if it gives YOU pleasure.

Francovendee: close - it was definitely off the coast of somewhere! I avoided putting up a French pic (to start with) because some people moan that it's in Europe - can't win them all.

I'll try one more, and then expect the 'winner' to follow with their own pic.

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Postby 100%JR » 21 Mar 2020, 10:32am

Off topic but an Uncle of mine worked on both Longships and Eddystone lighthouses in the late 1950s/early 60s.I have cousins who live in and around Sennen 8)
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Postby RickH » 21 Mar 2020, 10:39am

Morzedec wrote:661-Pete, please have a lollipop: dead right, it's the view from Land's End, the one that you see when you are starting out on your LEJOG...

You don't see it if your LEJOG starts on a misty rainy day like ours did in 2009. :?

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Postby mercalia » 21 Mar 2020, 12:22pm

Morzedec wrote:As a possible distraction from what is currently annoying people (the lack of loo rolls), a gentle quiz for you.

It's called 'Where is This', and as soon as you have solved the first puzzle you can join in yourself. Won't that be fun, children?

Here we go then: an easy one to start with: it's the view from ...................................


Happy days


how many bog rolls is the prize?

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Postby 661-Pete » 21 Mar 2020, 12:27pm

Morzedec wrote:661-Pete, please have a lollipop: dead right,
I'd rather have a bag of flour and some yeast - but I know you mean well! :)
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Postby Morzedec » 21 Mar 2020, 1:15pm

Pete, hello again,

Absolutely no problem, when would you like delivery? Brown flour or white, and if brown would you prefer wholemeal or granary? Yeast is also not a problem, but we only have it in kilo packets - would that be alright?

While we are about it, is there anything else that we can help with? A few avocados perhaps, or a little asparagus, some truffles, or I think - but I will have to check - that we have a gross of Andrex (super soft, bubbly, embossed with teddy bears) still scudding around somewhere.

The things are, you will quite understand, not actually here in Cornwall, but would have to be collected from a mate of ours in Central London; Number Ten, his house is called.

Moving on, there have not yet been any 'takers' for my second pic, so clues: not Scotland nor Wales, nor south of Manchester - that ought to help. More verbal lollipops available, if we get a winner.

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Postby buryman » 21 Mar 2020, 2:16pm

Trough of Bowland?

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Postby Morzedec » 21 Mar 2020, 4:35pm

Buryman, hello,
More lollipops to buy! Dead right you are, the only one even close so far: it shows that there are some genuine touring cyclists on this Forum!

More or less on the final stretch up to Bentham, and already looking forward to reaching the chippy. I've always thought it a wonderful place to cycle through, and have often detoured off an easier route just for the pleasure.

Please advise where you would like the lollipops sent to; plenty of them still available in the shops (I've just come back from a ride, because I was out of that red mouthwash called 'Shiraz')

I suppose that I'd better look for another pic. How's does his one grab everyone?:

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Postby peetee » 21 Mar 2020, 4:37pm

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Postby buryman » 21 Mar 2020, 6:54pm

The last time that I climbed ToB was on a model of bike that we share, Holdsworth Ultima, still going strong.

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Postby Morzedec » 21 Mar 2020, 8:33pm

Buryman, you've got good eyes!

Some pics for you: my 1980 Ultima was rebuilt in 2017, and now has well over 100,000 miles to its name (the trailer has 50,000!). It's bombproof, carries and pulls huge loads without flinching, and me as well (6'4" and 18 stones): I think I paid £25 for the bike, second-hand, about twenty years ago, because my only other tourer (at that time), a Raleigh Clubman, flexed rather a lot with a load on - so the Raleigh became my 'fast day tourer', and the Ultima is used for the longer trips of a month or more.

Frustrated now because I'm supposed to be in France, can't get there, and don't know when I will be home again.

Any ideas about the harbour pic I posted? The clue is that it's rather N of black pudding land.

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