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    OK I got it eventually. This is the famous old lighthouse on Lundy Island.
    Of cause should have thought of your close relations to that island in the first place.

    The wreck is the dutch coaster Kaaksburg, 498 Grt, which run aground there on 06. Nov. 1980. I cannot find any traces of it on GE in the position given. Has it disintegrated entirely??

    I'll dig up something to post here in a little while.

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      Here is the next challenge. Where in the world is this:

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        Originally posted by ombugge View Post
        Here is the next challenge. Where in the world is this:

        ....
        This has got to be either in Indonesia, Bali or Malaysia...

        My guess goes to Bali...
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          Originally posted by ombugge View Post
          OK I got it eventually. This is the famous old lighthouse on Lundy Island.
          Of cause should have thought of your close relations to that island in the first place.

          The wreck is the dutch coaster Kaaksburg, 498 Grt, which run aground there on 06. Nov. 1980. I cannot find any traces of it on GE in the position given. Has it disintegrated entirely??

          I'll dig up something to post here in a little while.
          Very impressed you managed to identify the ship, did you manage to make out the name on one of the photos, or did you recognise her by her build? Of course, once you had her name it was not to hard to work out where she sadly ended up - on the eastern coast of Lundy. Her bow is about all that remain of her, it's laying on it's side tucked right up at the top of the little cove that you see in the photo. And at low tide you can just see the main engine block still sitting on it's frame. Apart from that there is nothing else left of her. It amazes me how the sea just consumes a wreck, the water around the island is crystal clear if it's been calm for a while, and i have often taken the RHIB or the Avon right up to the waters edge near her bow and there is nothing else of her to be seen, the sea must have dragged her remains back out into deeper water. The very fact that you can see her main engine block and frame shows that she must have been totally torn apart by the sea.
          There have been many wrecks around Lundy in the past, the Kaaksburg being the last major one. Having crewed aboard Datchet whilst she's been on many a wreck diving charter at Lundy, no one's ever dived for the Kaaksburg, there is simply nothing left to dive on. I have been up on her bow a few times - standing on the port side of it, her welded on name facing the sky. There is still paint on the insides of the bulwarks, the windlass is still in place, along with the emergency genset mounted in the bosuns store. I have looked on GE, but her bow is hidden in the shadows of the cliffs. Would be interesting to see any other info you can find on her.

          Interesting to see on the Google image that one of my skippers other vessels is captured on film alongside the jetty, the landing craft. She would have been transporting construction materials over for the repair of the small road that leads from the jetty up to the top of the island. It's been falling away bit by bit for years, and it got to the stage where there was a real danger of it becoming impassable. Being that it is the only connection between the landing bay and the rest of the island, work had to be done to stabilise it.

          Anyway, yes, it was the old lighthouse on Lundy Island. The beer i mentioned is called 'Old Lundy Light', or simply a pint of 'Light' when you order it from the bar at the Marisco Tavern - the islands only pub. The pub also serves as the islands VHF radio centre, callsign is simply 'Marisco'.

          The other clue was simply 'Search and Rescue 169' Call sign for the RAF seaking helicopter that is based at Chivenor, just a few miles inland from the island. Many a time we have been coming back from the island and have been called up by them asking permission for them to drop a man on our deck for training purposes. Always interesting to watch.

          Right, time to look at the latest puzzle!
          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            Originally posted by ombugge View Post
            Here is the next challenge. Where in the world is this:
            Could this be in Cambodia?
            Last edited by Steve.B; March 28th, 2010, 17:47.
            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              Originally posted by ombugge View Post

              The wreck is the dutch coaster Kaaksburg, 498 Grt, which run aground there on 06. Nov. 1980. I cannot find any traces of it on GE in the position given.
              according google it is a german vessel,ombugge

              http://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?72090
              Last edited by janihudi; March 28th, 2010, 17:56.
              best regards Thijs

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                Originally posted by ombugge View Post

                I cannot find any traces of it on GE in the position given. Has it disintegrated entirely??
                Her bow just visable in the shadow of the cliff.
                Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                  Thanks for all the info re: the wrack of Kaaksburg and Lundy.
                  I had identified SAR 169 at being the Seaking at Chivenor, hence my suggestion it must be somewhere in Cornwall.
                  I actually solved it by looking at Trinity House gallery of light houses in England and Wales and finally concluding that it would be somewhere well known to Steve B. I also identified Marisco Travern in the process.

                  Once the light house was identified it was easy to find the name of the wreck, which looked very typical Dutch 1950s coaster to me, but could just as well be from across the border in Germany, as stated by Janihudi.

                  Now for the new puzzle.
                  Yes it is on Bali, which is a Hindu majority island in Indonesia, hence the style of carvings. But I was looking for a more precise location in Bali.

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                    you say it,,but i would never found it
                    best regards Thijs

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                      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
                      Now for the new puzzle.
                      Yes it is on Bali, which is a Hindu majority island in Indonesia, hence the style of carvings. But I was looking for a more precise location in Bali.
                      I would have a guess at this being somewhere on the 'Ayung River' in central Bali? If so i would also guess that the carving you show could be a modern carving done by local artists for the benefit of the tourism trade? I have not found any pictures of this particular carving, but i have seen similar in much the same sort of surroundings. Reading up on some of these other carvings has led me to this guess.
                      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                        Would Ubud, Bali be the correct location...?

                        My memory is very vague when it comes to Bali right now...

                        What I do remember is that there are a lot of places with stone carvings all over Bali... and the style, reminds me of Bali.... hence my suggestion of Ubud.
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                          I would have a guess at this being somewhere on the 'Ayung River' in central Bali? If so i would also guess that the carving you show could be a modern carving done by local artists for the benefit of the tourism trade? I have not found any pictures of this particular carving, but i have seen similar in much the same sort of surroundings. Reading up on some of these other carvings has led me to this guess.
                          Yes Steve and Pakarang, it is along Ayung River, which is not too far west from Ubud.

                          You are also right that this is not some old carvings but work still in progress:




                          Or at least were in progress when one of my sons took these pictures during a rafting trip down the Ayung River some 3-4 years ago.

                          The purpose is a bit unclear as it is only really visible from the river and not from the top of the ravine, where some of the top Resorts in Bali are. Maybe one of those pay for them?

                          I have seen comments somewhere that this is not "Authentic" carvings, since they are new. I fail to see the logic. These are carvings being created by Balinese stone carvers in a style brought down during many generation, using traditional methods and tools only. What is fake with that???

                          Fakes are when things are machine made, or from artificial materials, to look like the real thing, like the decorations on board modern Cruise ships, in Casinos and Theme Parks etc.

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                            With last puzzle solved, anyone who can name this bridge?

                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                            Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                              Originally posted by ombugge View Post

                              I have seen comments somewhere that this is not "Authentic" carvings, since they are new. I fail to see the logic. These are carvings being created by Balinese stone carvers in a style brought down during many generation, using traditional methods and tools only. What is fake with that???

                              Fakes are when things are machine made, or from artificial materials, to look like the real thing, like the decorations on board modern Cruise ships, in Casinos and Theme Parks etc.
                              I totally agree with you on this ombugge, if these are not 'Authentic', that must mean that all the ancient stone carvings of the world must also be fake, after all, they were all new at some point in time! I think it is fantastic and most interesting that these local stone carvers are doing this. If carvings such as these were discovered today on the banks of some remote river, they would instantly become very famous and of great importance. The same would be said of these modern carvings if they were to become 'forgotten' and 'lost' in the ravine for many hundreds of years. Can you imagine the look on the archeologists faces if they were to be rediscovered in 1000 years time! There is not way that these can be classed as not being 'Authentic', they are a work of art, done in a traditional manner, and they have taken the carvers many hundreds of hours work. Again, i think it's fantastic to see the time and trouble being taken to produce these genuine carvings, where so much of the modern world would be happy to use molded concrete or fiberglass for such a display.
                              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                                Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                                With last puzzle solved, anyone who can name this bridge?
                                This one was made easy Captain because you chose the suspension bridge that holds the record for having the longest central span of any suspension bridge in the world.

                                The bridge is the 'Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge' in Japan, it links the city of Kobe to Awaji Island.
                                Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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