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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #125 on: October 28, 2009, 04:35:03 PM »
^^ and another by the way GMTA peach  :neener:


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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #126 on: October 28, 2009, 04:36:01 PM »
Oh and don't get too hung up on "Groningen" for the pitstop.

Groningen is not only the town...it is also the district or county which would include the towns of Zoutkamp amd Vierhuizen.

Heee...all my time in the Netherlands is finally paying off! :yess:

But so sad for DUtch if they don't credit his charming town of Zoutkamp separately after all...
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #127 on: October 28, 2009, 04:57:30 PM »
Since teams are having to drive themselves, the release clue to likely going to tell the Racers to fly to XX and then drive yourself to  YY.  They're not going to be given a choice of airports to fly to to up pick their cars.

So it has to be either Bremen for all the teams, or Amsterdam for all of the teams.  And given the hyperspeed at which this season was filmed, it's going to be whichever of the two is closer.

Everyone is entitled to an opinion and I value yours although I do not agree with all of them. The closer airport to Groningen is clearly Bremen at 52 miles. I did the calculation of distance from Schiphol Airprot to Groningen and it I remember it as either 113 miles or 103 miles. Bremen is over an hour closer and favored particuarly since no driving in an Amsterdam rush hour would be required.

I do not agree that all teams have to go to the same airport. It is not probable but certainly possible that all teams will not be directed to one airport. If so, that airport should be Bremen for a number of reasons, most notably its proximity to Groningen. But, as Celaestor says, we'll see. Indeed we will.

I'm not taking sides in whether the teams end up flying to Bremen or Amsterdam, I'm just saying that it makes little economic or time sense for production to leave sets of vehicles at multiple airports so teams have choices where to fly. I cannot think of a single instance in the past where teams were given such a choice, and I'd be highly surprised that they would do so this time, absent some overriding reason we haven't been privy to. So I'm 99 percent certain that all the teams had to fly to the same airport, although they may have used different flights and connections to get there.
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #128 on: October 28, 2009, 05:03:16 PM »
:fan:


Here is a description of farmer's golf:

Farmers golf is played with a special wooden golf club, with a club head in the shape of a wooden shoe, or clog (in Dutch: klomp). A farmers golf ball is, with its 20 centimeter diameter, much larger than a traditional golf ball.

A golf hole is made by placing a bucket in the ground and a flagpole beside it. The 8 to 10 holes have, on average, more than 200 meters distance between them. A typical Farmersgolf TM course consists of 8 hectares or about 20 acres.

The defining feature of Farmer's Golf is that the game is played on an otherwise unaltered farm. Obstacles and "hazards" include anything one might find on the farm, including live cows, ditches and barbed wire.

The pin is also the start point for the following hole.

The ball can always be moved a club length from where it lies as long as it is not moved closer to the pin. A hole is finished when the ball is hit into the bucket at the pin. The ball is then removed from the bucket and placed 4 metres away in the direction of the pin for the next hole. This is continued until all ten holes of the course have been played.

There is mention that the game is traditionally played in Dutch wooden shoes.

To me this looks like a variant of croquet with the mallet swung in a golf-like arc instead of rotated in an arc by your legs.
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #129 on: October 28, 2009, 05:12:47 PM »
What kind of campground are you looking for? There's one in Zoutkamp, De Rousant, located on the spit of land just below the town (click the photo upper-left for a pano).


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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #130 on: October 28, 2009, 05:36:16 PM »
From the page 1 updates from Dutch in this thread:

DUTCH SAMEDHI SPOILERS:

Then I've heard other people say things about the spectacle and I've deducted that they probably took this route on bicycle (the road that seems to go straight to Zoutkamp is a dyke):


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When they reached this point they stepped of their bycicle and followed the following route




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At the end point they had to do a brainteaser of some kind, because they stayed there for a while.
 
After this they bicycled to a local camping where they had to dance or do Farmersgolf.



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The last picture can be a bit off, because I have only heard about this and have no firm source, but the dance plateau could be seen from the other side of the river (bagger(ed) (dutch:baggeren ) so much it looks like a canal) and I've heard about the farmersgolf from people inside the campsite, but nobody actually saw it.

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They were wearing traditional clothing from Volendam. ... Finally somebody came to film our beautiful village and then people would probably be told that it was Volendam. ... We could easily go through for Volendam, because we are a fisherman's village and there are fishing boats around and because on the other side of the village there is a piece of the sea we partially poldered and which turned from salt water into sweet.


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Additionally, teams camped here (wherever here is :lol: ) for a 36 hour Pitstop.
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #131 on: October 28, 2009, 05:36:58 PM »
nvm...I got it!!
« Last Edit: October 28, 2009, 05:40:19 PM by georgiapeach »
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #132 on: October 28, 2009, 05:45:19 PM »
This is Cheyne fwiw

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #133 on: October 28, 2009, 06:12:54 PM »
Thanks to Dutch...the campground iwhere the Farmer's golf was  is Robersums for sure.

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #134 on: October 28, 2009, 06:33:07 PM »
Area photo album LOTS!! from the robersum's site:

http://www.robersum.nl/Nederlands/foto's_omgeving.htm

photos of the accomodations

http://www.robersum.nl/Nederlands/indexNL.htm
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #135 on: October 28, 2009, 06:41:16 PM »
This is Cheyne fwiw

Sure it isn't Dan? Where's the spiky hair?? :lol:
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #137 on: October 28, 2009, 07:06:29 PM »
 :lol:  another view of the brick building behind the carnival "ring the bell" game.  It's unusual shape and massive size should be easy for "Dutch" to ID.   :snicker:

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #138 on: October 28, 2009, 07:13:37 PM »
 :lol:  I was wondering why part of Zoutkamp was under "camouflage" in Google Earth...  according to Bing "It is the site of a ground station of the Dutch Nationale SIGINT Organisatie (National Signals Intelligence Service)" ...    :ascared

Go figure, BVM does traditional Dutch activities in a traditional Dutch town, which just happens to have GIANT satellite dishes in it's back yard.   :funny:   Wonder how the editors are going to try and hide them..  :res:

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #139 on: October 28, 2009, 07:43:51 PM »
Not so much because of the military but because of the locals. The base shut down in Jan 2008 and is for sale (video here; unblurred aerial here). The translation of the RTVNoord comments on the video:
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SALT CAMP - The radio station of the Ministry of Defense in Salt Camp is for sale.

For many years held the mysterious house with two satellite dishes in the minds Zoutkamp busy. Neighbors feared attacks and they were afraid they were bugged. Partly because of the resistance in the village of Defense decided to post move to the Frisian Burum.

The radio station is sold by tender.

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #140 on: October 28, 2009, 07:54:40 PM »
I want to see Phil do a standup in his long white underwear oh please TAR Gods :fan:
This is Cheyne fwiw

Sure it isn't Dan? Where's the spiky hair?? :lol:

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:lol:  :lol: I dunno it looks like Cheyne to me , Dan has more hair to me

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #141 on: October 28, 2009, 08:40:08 PM »
I want to see Phil do a standup in his long white underwear oh please TAR Gods :fan:
This is Cheyne fwiw

Sure it isn't Dan? Where's the spiky hair?? :lol:

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
:lol:  :lol: I dunno it looks like Cheyne to me , Dan has more hair to me

If it's the same person as the very next frame (where he gets the clue), then it's Dan.

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #142 on: October 28, 2009, 08:51:22 PM »
But they are swinging at different coloured balls.

Blue and Yellow.

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #143 on: October 28, 2009, 09:00:51 PM »
Well if it is Cheyne...then all I can say is:

What the heck will poor Meghan have to wear??   :ascared :funny: :ascared :funny: :ascared
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #144 on: October 28, 2009, 09:05:23 PM »
The closer up you get, the scarier it gets!
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #145 on: October 28, 2009, 09:17:44 PM »
From puddin's Video.

Not sure if this was spoiled yet.

Is that Sam and Cheyne doing the road block?



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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #146 on: October 28, 2009, 09:23:20 PM »
I don't think we are agreed yet on what the roadblock ACTUALLY is yet.

Seems to be down to a choice between the Bell Tower in Groningen and something on the ZoutKamp quay.
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #147 on: October 28, 2009, 10:50:24 PM »
Well heres the short video commercial


 

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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #148 on: October 28, 2009, 11:10:02 PM »
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So can we get them to Groningen in time for late afternoon shots at the bell tower on the 29th??

I have to admit, we have to find a way to do this!   :duno:
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Re: TAR15 EP7:"This is Not My Finest Hour" (The Netherlands)
« Reply #149 on: October 28, 2009, 11:43:47 PM »
This is Cheyne fwiw

Sure it isn't Dan? Where's the spiky hair?? :lol:
There was another guy in the scene with his shirt off so I'm saying Sam and Dan.



I don't think Meghan would go topless, although youneverknow.  :lol:
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