La Vanlée   (4,0 based on 7 ratings)    viewed: 271x
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Location: Bricqueville-sur-Mer      by: Giuseppe Marzulli
Area: France      Date: 1 September 2009
NOT SOLVED RIDDLE.

The Vanlée is a French coastal river of Normandy, in the department of Manche.
It is a short river, but when its mouth is covered by the tide, the basin becomes very wide.
It is not a banal place and, to be honest, I thought it would intrigue more.

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Normandy?
2018/06/11 22:19, Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
Then I answer and it is quite evident, for those that are experienced, that we are in an area, as Normandy, affected by wide tides.
But can I ask you, what makes you think the Normandy and not, for example, Ireland or Scotland?
2018/06/11 22:25, Giuseppe Marzulli
I relate large sand beaches more with Normandy. But I am not familiar with any of those places. BR Jan.
2018/06/11 23:13, Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
In my opinion, in this case, one must follow the intuition, as you did.
This riddle is difficult also because it is a very low tide condition and the images with Google Earth are in different tidal conditions.
2018/06/11 23:22, Giuseppe Marzulli
@Jan: bravo. It is in Normandy.
It is a not banal place.
Anyway tomorrow night I give the solution.
2018/06/12 20:59, Giuseppe Marzulli
You are right; when comparing with googleearth it is not easy to find a match. But I guess it is Omaha Beach. But not sure. BR Jan.
2018/06/13 19:50, Jan Lindgaard Rasmussen
@Jan: thank you for your participation and for the intuition demonstrated for Normandy; it's not near Omaha Beach. By midnight I give the solution.
It is impossible to determine it with Google Earth, it can only be determined by another intuition.
2018/06/13 20:46, Giuseppe Marzulli
A very difficult puzzle from this underrepresented region ... and congratulations to Jan for his "good nose" !!

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2018/06/17 09:36, Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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