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Old 18th Feb 2011, 05:23   #121 (permalink)
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Ewwww...It looks like an Escher painting. What angle is it at?


I don't think it's the Skywalk, just a copy in some far flung land. But where else might that gorge be?

Got it! I think

如果说大峡谷是上帝鬼斧神工之作,空中玻璃走廊 (Skywalk) 则是人类聪明智慧的结晶。

No...I think it's yet another one. Rocks don't look right.


I have no personal experience, but the Grand Canyon Skywalk sound like one of the worst rip-offs I've ever heard of. 2009 article, so I hope things have changed for the better.

Grand Canyon Skywalk is a sham! | Travel On The Dollar
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I have no personal experience, but the Grand Canyon Skywalk sound like one of the worst rip-offs I've ever heard of. 2009 article, so I hope things have changed for the better.
The article is accurate!

Wife and I did it by a tour plane which drops you off for half a day with meal tickets (fast and convenient and you see Hoover Dam from the air). Half the people who buy tickets for the sky walk chicken out when they first set foot on the glass. Looking over the glass railing is scary enough.

The best value in the whole trip (excepting the plane ride) is the free wild west village and barbeue that goes with the tour fare.

If you really want scary, just walk to the steeply sloped edges for your pictures. A few have slipped in the high winds or rain showers and not lived to regret it
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If you do go on the Grand Canyon Skywalk don't plan on taking your camera, (or iPod etc.), forbidden.
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Old 19th Feb 2011, 20:34   #124 (permalink)

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Bluebells (illegal to pick), in anticipation of spring, country (well sort of) will do.
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 07:20   #125 (permalink)
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I'm not so sure now. I'm hunting the island i think it is for that rock formation with G-EArth. So far no exact match.
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 07:21   #126 (permalink)

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You'll be wrong.
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 07:40   #127 (permalink)
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Skomar Island...but I can't match the rocks.

and one coast would be 8 miles away - the other 60. that one looks in between the two. Nothing's working.


I flew a BBC cameraman around that part of the world. If it is that part of the world.
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 08:02   #128 (permalink)

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Been there and is close enough. Wales in spring.
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 08:07   #129 (permalink)
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Island. Fictional or real name is okay. UK. Oooop North.

Also give the name of the relevant author for extra points.





Oooo...tis 3 Am One is orf to bed. (kah! looking for rocks in Wales. Kah!)
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 09:00   #130 (permalink)
 
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I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made;
Nine bean rows will I have there, a hive for the honeybee,
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.

And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnight's all a-glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnet's wings.

I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements gray,
I hear it in the deep heart's core.

Or indeed Kirrin Island, Enid Blyton ?
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Close!
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I was thinking of that also I knew the title was something and amazons but never having read the book being more into Mickey Spillane in me sproghood could not think of the first word, so one's googling of seagulls/angels/pirates and amazons proved unproductive.
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Anyway I believe the Lake Isle is in Ireland,so one was wrong on a few fronts.
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 00:59   #133 (permalink)
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Sparky was pointing his tail for you.


Here's another clue. We're on the mainland with this island. In England in fact.

I say clue, it is, but really rather obscure.


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Ransome and his wife Evgenia lie buried in the churchyard of St Paul's Church, Rusland, Cumbria, in the southern Lake District.
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Edit 1: Cannot find the name of the island but believe it is just north of Belle Isle in Lake Windermere. Edit 3: Well, that would be Ladyholme.

Edit 2: Silver Holme. Was the inspiration for Cormorant Island in Arthur Ransome’s "Swallows and Amazons" books.

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Swallows and Amazons, Arthur Ransome ?? Can't remember the island name
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OK, let me take the edits back from my earlier post and give you Piel Island - Peel Island (formerly known as Montague Island or the Gridiron), a.k.a. Cat Island, in the Coniston Water. Same author, same book.

Peel out the motorcycle rear wheel - some clue .
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I seem to recall Wild Cat Island. Peel, I think.

Shame, I was too used to 30c water to swim in that lake. SIL braved it, but then they're frozen solid for 3 months of the year.


The wheel was for the Bluebird. ( you can just see it on the blue ticket.) I said it was obscure. Land speed, then water speed, then Coniston water. Though it is said, Ransome constructed an amalgam of Windermere and Coniston in his descriptions, though the island was well described in general.



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LR where's that other pic below the CN Tower, Eaton Center?
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 20:55   #140 (permalink)
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In case jet-lag and sleep deprivation wasn't enough:

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