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Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby bonneville » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:17 pm

I'm surprised that no-one has picked up on my location as Rutland (UK) smallest county in England for 50% of the time.

Maybe no-one cares. Maybe no-one noticed.

But come on, surely you are curious :wink:

Thoughts below please (or if you are one of the forum members who lists the latest post on top.... thoughts above :) )

Prize for the correct answer - a brand new Sony alpha 9000 double full frame, medium format, rangefinder.

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby bossel » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:30 pm

Hmmm Rutland - it sounded Danish or Swedish to me, but I just had a quick check on wikipedia, it's indeed in England.

What's so special about it? :? I never heard about it before this forum (same as Kelso, btw)... Fill me in!

(did I win anything?)

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby aster » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:35 pm

Has a motto in Latin :

Multum in Parvo=much in little

And Rutland water looks like a nice (artificial) lake... :D

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby Dusty » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:57 pm

I imagine it has a rather large shoreline that's also very shallow. On a low tide the shore expands the county quite a bit, or at least enough to make it larger then the next smallest county.

Since I'm in the US, I'll even pay the postage for you to send me that A900. :mrgreen:

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:42 am

Even getting prepared for a sailing championship on that lake... :mrgreen:
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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby bonneville » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:49 pm

Dusty wrote:I imagine it has a rather large shoreline that's also very shallow. On a low tide the shore expands the county quite a bit, or at least enough to make it larger then the next smallest county.


Well done Dusty, you are a very lateral thinker. Wrong, but well done anyway as the answer is so close to your logic:

Rutland is totally landlocked in the Eastern Midlands. However, the Isle of Wight is a self contained county and it sits off the south coast between the towns of Southampton and Portsmouth. It is the size of the IoW that changes - when the tide is out its landmass is larger than Rutland and when the tide comes in it is smaller.

Dusty wrote:Since I'm in the US, I'll even pay the postage for you to send me that A900.


The prize is on its way.......I have put it into a little boat labelled: "if found please deliver to Dusty, St. Louis, Missouri, USA" and it is currently on the beach in Cowes, waiting for the tide to come in :D

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby bossel » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:54 pm

bonneville wrote:...It is the size of the IoW that changes...

Zad is wicked! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby aster » Wed Sep 02, 2009 5:42 am

Oh! I didn't win anything?
I guess I don't have to go to the shore to wait for the tides to bring in a prize in a bottle then?

Next time better luck.... :)

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby Dusty » Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:35 pm

Actually, Barry, when I first read your byline I thought that you were traveling a lot.

Last year I could have stated that I lived in St. Louis for 25% of the time, as I was working a Govt. contract that had me in a different city almost every week. It nearly drove my wife insane, so now I park my butt in the same chair every morning and suffer economically.

I'll have some friends watch the seashore for me, I don't get there very often.

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby bonneville » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:12 pm

aster wrote:Oh! I didn't win anything?
Yildiz


Yildiz

Yes you did.........your Latin quote wins you this prize.

Enjoy

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Re: Rutland (smallest county in England for 50% of the time)

Unread postby aster » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:01 am

Hi Brian, :D

Thank you, my prize was very suitable for me; I liked reading the story of the Rutland Water. Only feel a little sad about all the archeological findings, the wonderful history and the fertile soil that were flooded to create it in the first place.

Sounds so familiar, as we have similar government projects/attempts that may flood thousands of years' history here in Turkey.

Yildiz


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