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    No chance today! Didn't think this would be as difficult.

    The boat has got (almost) the same name as the lake.

    The lake is long and thin. We are north of Stockholm.

    And finally - anyone know anything about the "Bergslagsdiagonalen"?
    Cheers,

    Mark.

    www.pologlover.co.uk

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    • ombugge
      ombugge commented
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      Nearly all lakes in the northern part of Sweden is kind of longish, since they were created by ice or water flow. Not easy this one.

    Another try:Farnebofjarden national park (ferry named NEDA launched in 1954).

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      No - but looks like a place worth visiting! Given you loads of clues in previous post!
      Cheers,

      Mark.

      www.pologlover.co.uk

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        Just to repeat that clue - look up Bergslagsdiagonalen.
        Cheers,

        Mark.

        www.pologlover.co.uk

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          I guess we are talking about the SS Warpen, trafficking on lake Varpen: http://www.bookhalsingland.com/sv/se...taljer?page=46

          Here she is in all her reconstituted glory:

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          • Tommi
            Tommi commented
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            That's really not a well known ship or lake in Sweden. I actually put an hour or two to try to locate the correct ship without result.
            I guess that the picture is from Bollnäs?
            The ship is actually a re-built steamtug.

          Yes, absolutely. Congratulations Ombugge.

          http://warpen.se

          And yes Tommi - taken from just outside the Scandic hotel in Bollnäs. On our usual route north from Göteborg, we usually travel along the Bergslagsdiagonalen route that basically goes diagonally across country - rather a lovely route. http://www.bergslagsdiagonalen.com

          That gives us an overnight in either Falun or Bollnäs before we pick up the main road and track along the Gulf of Bothnia.

          Incidentally the hotel is very good - simple, typically Swedish Scandic - but excellent food. Just a shame their restaurant isn't open every evening during the part of the year we're travelling.

          Over to you Ombugge.
          Cheers,

          Mark.

          www.pologlover.co.uk

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            OK I'll stick to the tree in the foreground idea, but no steam ship in the background:


            While you are puzzling over where this tree can be found, maybe you can find some relief in trying to establish the number and nature of the "figures" you can see on this tree trunk. (Not part of the puzzle)

            PS> It is a fairly famous tree in it's parts.

            PPS> It has nothing to do with Norwegian Trolls.

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              Is this what we call a monkey tree? If so it could be located in Singapore.
              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey_tree_phenomenon

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              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                No, this is not the Monkey tree in Jurong East, which has been revered as having an image of the Monkey God.
                I think I have a picture of that three somewhere, but don't recall if I have posted it here on CVF.

                I do believe you can make out a Monkey Face on this tree as well, but it did not have any signs of being worshiped, like the one here in Singapore.

              No attempts for 6 days??

              Like in the last puzzle by Mark, it is not the tree that is the clue, but the building seen in the distance. VERY famouse!!

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              • Sigve
                Sigve commented
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                A shot in the dark; is that the residence of Aung San Suu Kyi? No, it isn't....

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                You are right, it isn't.

                Not in Myanmar, but you are in the right area; S.E.Asia

              We have learnt from past, long, exhausting experience, that S.E. Asia is quite a big place!
              Ivy

              "To thine own self be true.......
              Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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              • PoloUK
                PoloUK commented
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                Gosh Ombugge - are you going to invest in a frying pan?!

              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                No frying pan. You probably wear your tin hat anyway.

              • wherrygirl
                wherrygirl commented
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                Oi, I have the copyright on the frying pan!
                By the way, I remember one of Ombugge's puzzles - small dwellings along a river, could have been anywhere in S.E. Asia. As a clue, he said it was on the opposite side of the river to a famous mosque. Big deal. I searched goodness knows how many mosques on river banks but, surprise, surprise, photos of such places showed the mosque, yes, but obviously taken from the other bank with the photographer's back to Ombugge's view!

              OK then, mad guess. Cambodia?
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                Not in Cambodia, but you are getting closer.

              Vietnam? I have to use up ten words in order to post so my next bet is Thailand

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              • ombugge
                ombugge commented
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                Nice fishing trip, two countries for the price of one.
                But you got a hit. Yes we are in Vietnam, but which place in Vietnam??

              • nari
                nari commented
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                I haven't a clue about where in Vietnam..Da Nang for tin hats?

              Hanoi - Turtle Tower in the Hoan Kiem lake.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoàn_Kiếm_Lake

              So what's the importance of the tree Ombugge?
              Cheers,

              Mark.

              www.pologlover.co.uk

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                Well done, Mark.......
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                  OK you got it. The lake is the Hoan Khiem Lake in Hanoi and a "must visit" for tourists.

                  The tree is more of a local attraction and well known to people in Hanoi, but may not be internationally known.
                  The plaque gave the name as Cay Gao in Vietnamese: http://hortlog.blogspot.sg/2009/01/gouty-cay-gao.html
                  Here is a description, with the Latin name as found on the web: http://www.grow-trees.com/why_trees/..._shalmali.aspx

                  It is back to you Mark.

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