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Old 19th May 2017, 10:27   #6781 (permalink)
 
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getting warm - or rather damp
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Old 20th May 2017, 23:05   #6782 (permalink)
 
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Been racking my brains over the clues. Would it be Belle-Ile?
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Old 21st May 2017, 12:16   #6783 (permalink)
 
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wrong country - Chevron is closer - but, so are you ...... in an odd way
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Hmmm, the nearest town to Belle-Ile airfield in Brittany is called Bangor. So it's in North Wales. Caernarfon?
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Old 21st May 2017, 16:20   #6785 (permalink)
 
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More than one Bangor in the British Isles......................
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Old 21st May 2017, 17:15   #6786 (permalink)
 
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There's a Bangor north-east of Belfast, which means it could be damp, but I can't see any reference to it and I've never heard of even an airstrip around there.
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Old 21st May 2017, 17:25   #6787 (permalink)
 
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As I said to Chevron it's NOT Bangor in N Ireland but it isn't that far away.................

also to jennsdad "wrong country - Chevron is closer - but, so are you ...... in an odd way"
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Old 21st May 2017, 17:38   #6788 (permalink)
 
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In that case could it be the Newcastle airstrip in Co. Wicklow?
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Old 21st May 2017, 17:43   #6789 (permalink)
 
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Well done!!! A bijoux place in lovely countryside and right on the beach - elevation is a couple of feet IIRC

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Old 21st May 2017, 18:29   #6790 (permalink)
 
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Pleasant little place, isn't it? It suddenly came to me from the clues and I remembered that there was a village called Newcastle and I'd actually flown over the strip a couple of times.
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Old 21st May 2017, 18:32   #6791 (permalink)
 
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This photo is from ca. 1988. The whole area looks a lot different now. And yes, that's a Twotter wing in the picture!
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Old 21st May 2017, 18:39   #6792 (permalink)
 
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Pacific Ocean?

Hope that glow isn't French radioactivity...........
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Old 22nd May 2017, 00:33   #6793 (permalink)
 
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No it does look a bit like that but it's western hemisphere.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 02:40   #6794 (permalink)
 
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Ahem! A lot of the Pacific Ocean is in the western hemisphere, Barry!

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Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
He star'd at the Pacific — and all his men
Look'd at each other with a wild surmise —
Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

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Old 22nd May 2017, 08:38   #6795 (permalink)
 
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Well, whatever Sr Cortés said, this is not particularly close to the Pacific Ocean.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 12:23   #6796 (permalink)
 
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Beef Island Tortola in the BVI - if it is it's changed A LOT
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Andros island...?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 12:34   #6798 (permalink)
 
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Grand Turk?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 17:06   #6799 (permalink)
 
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Beef Island Tortola in the BVI - if it is it's changed A LOT
No, bit I did hear a couple of weeks ago that they are about to get an extension.
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Andros island...?
Down a bit...
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