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Old 24 December 2011, 10:14   #1
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Christmas Quiz

A short Xmas quiz, for those who like this sort of thing. I wont be publishing any answers until 2nd January so you will have plenty of time to figure the answer out.

1. What is the name of the nearest landfall to these positions? You may give a common name.
56 degrees 43.615 minutes N and 006 degrees 13.641 minutes W

58 degrees 37.689 minutes W and 005 degrees 00.307 minutes W

2. What is the name given to the peninsular that projects from the Old Quay, northwards, in St. Mary's Bay, Hugh Town, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly?

3. Name the island approximately 6.5nmiles north of the Bloody Foreland?

4. What is this? And where is it? See Question 4 clue below.

5. What lighthouse lies approximately 7.5 nmiles on a bearing of 222.8 degrees from Gwennap Head?


6. Which island caused Felix Mendelssohn to write a famous piece of music?

7. Which famous lighthouse is this?

8. And which is this one?
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Old 24 December 2011, 11:02   #2
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4) tidal power generator in the Bristol Channel
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Old 25 December 2011, 06:47   #4
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1. ardnamirchun poynt.
cayp rath . an az iye gott de anser rite yew mite av tayken de trubbul too gett de fkin kwestiun rite yew nobbur

2. ratt iysland

3. torey iysland (sumtymes corld ratt iyeland bi layber supperters)

4. downt noe butt dat boggmonster duz sow givv dis wan a tikk

5. wulf rokk

6. stafffa

7. carnt tel. itts a seecrit

8. bishups rokk
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SeaGen Tidal turbine in Strangford Lough
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1/. First point is Sanna in Scotland and 2nd is most NW tip of mainland GB

2. Rat Island

3. Tory Island

4. Tide turbine, Bristol Channel

5. Wolf Rock

6. Staffa

7. Fastnet Rock

8. Bishops Rock
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The answers:

1. This is a) The Point of Arnamurchan-the west most point on the British mainland. Not, Doug, Sanna which is a smidgeon further north
and b) Cape Wrath.

2. Rat Island

3. Tory Island

4. Aha, this one got some of you. No, it is not in the Bristol Channel, it is in the narrows of Strangford Lough. It is a tidal generator. The two arms with “propellors” on them are lowered below the surface and are spun by the actions of the tides. They are raised here for maintenance purposes.

5. Wolf Rock lighthouse, a favourite rendezvous point on the way to the Scilly Isles.

6. Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides where Fingal's Cave is located. See piccie.

7. The famous Fastnet Rock lighthouse just off the s/w tip of Ireland.

8. Aha, another one which caught you out. It is Bishop's Rock in the Scilly Isles, marks the finishing line for the Blue Riband runs across the Atlantic.
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