Where am I?

Using the following clues (the map above is purely decorative) in combination with Street View, work out my location.

Although Roman, THC’s chief puzzlewright, would be interested to know how long it takes you to solve this solo foxer, he’d rather you didn’t put spoilers or solutions in the comments.

Today, you’ll find me on an island roughly the size of Puerto Rico. The island gave its name to a conifer now fairly common in the UK, and is in a country that has a photograph of a ‘jungle’ on its Wikipedia page. I’m approximately 257m ASL, in a hilltop village that was the scene of a battle in the 18th Century. The name of the village would suit a monster in a Fifties scifi movie. There are two railway stations within two kilometres of my location, and at least four places of worship. The nearest place of worship is dedicated to a saint frequently depicted with an animal. Eighty metres away from the spot you’re seeking there’s an outdoor swimming pool.

You are probably in the right place if you can see…

  • A lost (?) dog
  • A ladder
  • A sleeping policeman
  • A cherub’s head
  • Hundreds of irregularly shaped roof tiles
  • Two Citroens
  • Two Peugeots
  • An airport once used by Beaufighters and Black Widows
  • A plane tree
  • Polytunnels
  • A coastal lagoon
  • The word ‘COURAGE’
  • Marine Le Pen

(Last week I was here)


  1. Left matters to my compatriot after making some general observations (its called delegation and is perfectly acceptable). Two hours later, bish, bash, bosh and we have the right spot, even if we can’t identify every listed object.
    Thank you, Roman!

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