Solo Foxer #82

Unlike the formidable Friday foxers, the Monday kind are designed with lone truth sleuths in mind. While Roman, my Chief Foxer Setter, would be very interested to know how long it takes you to defox today’s brainteaser, he requests that the comments section isn’t used to share solutions or drop hints.

“Where am I?”

Using the following clues (the map above is purely decorative) in combination with Street View (all Solo Foxer solutions are Street Viewable), MAPfrappe, and other online tools, work out my location. The answer will appear under next Monday’s solo foxer.

Today I’m in a village that shares its consonant-free name with eleven other villages. The village is in a country that last year 1) held a parliamentary election, 2) won more gold medals at the Summer Olympics than silver ones, 3) lost a former prime minister, and 4) issued a postage stamp depicting Mars rover Perseverance. Driving to my location from the country’s busiest airport would take around 24 hours. Equilatitudinous with one Commonwealth country, and equilongitudinous with an island named after someone mentioned over fifty times in the King James Bible, I’m about 100 metres from the mouth of a tunnel, and 3.5 kilometres from the bust of a war hero.

You’re probably in the right place if you can see…

  • 23 people
  • wooden barrels
  • four brooding birds
  • the word ‘WAFFLES’
  • two snails
  • a blue VW Golf TDI
  • boats
  • a small patch of snow

I’m not in Pont-à-Mousson.

(Last week, guest foxer setter Electric Dragon was here)


  1. I kind of did that one by accident – ‘oh, I went once to a nice place with no consonants, I’d like another look at it… oh, snails’!

  2. Waffles, ahoy!
    Got the country quite quickly but it turns out actually having been to a place finds it quicker than searching lists of villages!

    • Lucky wild guess, really – it’s not like I actually remembered of those things, except maybe tunnels. The 24 hour drive sounded about right, though.

  3. Small patch of snow, icy you! (sorry, that was terrible). What a lovely looking place. That was good fun, thanks Roman!

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