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What is this island in the South China Sea called?

This is called Cuarteron Reef in English. It is one of several reefs in the South China Sea that were enlarged and built up around 2015-2016 as part of a land reclamation project by the People's ...
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Is it dangerous to go to Île de Noirmoutier using the pass?

Passage du Gois is a natural passage with a length of 4,3km (2.58-miles), located in the Atlantic coast of France in the Vendée. Part of the D948 leading to the island of Noirmoutier floods with high ...
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What is this island in the South China Sea called?

As a more generic solution, try using Google reverse image search, e.g. in Chrome: -> If using a web browser other than Google Chrome, go to https://www.google.com/search?tbm=isch and click on ...
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How can you go from Paris to l'Ile d'Yeu?

To go from Paris and L'Ile d'Yeu, you will first need to get to Nantes (the biggest city near Yeu). This can be done using TGVs (High speed train) from Gare Montparnasse in Paris taking 2 hours ...
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How to get to Ireland without using a plane or a ship?

Ireland is an island and there are no tunnels or bridges (or any other means) that would be suitable for cars, buses or trains. Sorry, the only practical way to get to Ireland is a ferry or airplane ...
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How can I legally visit the United States Minor Outlying Islands in the Pacific?

I can answer for Palmyra Atoll, as I happend to have come across this recently. From time to time, the US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks volunteers to work on Palmyra Atoll. The last call for ...
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Can I swim to Litle Hjartøya from Nyholmen, Norway?

Having worked as a boat pilot for a dive center, I have to agree with @Arthur's Pass answer. You must understand that is is really hard to spot someone swimming in the water, you will be hidden behind ...
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Can I swim to Litle Hjartøya from Nyholmen, Norway?

Just chiming in as a local that the area is frequented by not just ships with professional equipment and captained by professionals but also by many locals out for a quick fishing trip, leisurely ...
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

The site HeyWhatsThat.com is a pretty neat tool for answering this sort of question. I've taken the liberty of creating a map showing the view from Lands End, which should be available to everyone at ...
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What is this black patch on the ocean floor featured on Google Maps?

If you zoom in, an atoll appears in that area: Yet, this looks a little strange. But also have a look at the group of four black spots north of your area. If you zoom in, the spots are suddenly ...
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How to get to Ireland without using a plane or a ship?

If she won't fly (I assume a chartered helicopter is as out of the question as fixed-wing aircraft; they're more dangerous), and she won't ride in a boat, there is only one way left, and I intend this ...
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Can you see the Isles of Scilly from Cornwall?

They can be seen from Cornwall, and photographic evidence isn't hard to find. Isles of Scilly from Gwennap Head. Source: Bob Jones via Wikimedia Commons.
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What is this black patch on the ocean floor featured on Google Maps?

I think it's Serrana Bank / Banco de Serrana, "a mostly underwater reef with 6 cays." from Wikipedia The Google imagery is misleading in that it looks like the entire area is an island. The color ...
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Can I swim to Litle Hjartøya from Nyholmen, Norway?

I cannot answer all points for you, but as I kayak frequently on bodies of water used by ships (also sometimes in narrow ship channels or in places like the Lorelei), here are some points to think ...
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How to get to Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai - The newest island on earth

Private yacht. COO of my previous company would sail from NZ to Fiji and back. Often people like this enjoy the company of another person on the boat. So either...get your own yacht, train and ...
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Can I swim to Litle Hjartøya from Nyholmen, Norway?

To add to the "bad idea" suggestions, I looked up the traffic density on marinetraffic.com and got this result (unfortunately the highest zoom at which it draws the density maps): ...
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Can I swim to Litle Hjartøya from Nyholmen, Norway?

In downtown Bodø, a couple of hundred meters away from your planned swim, is Bodø Radio, one of the headquarters of the Maritime Radio (contact page). They may be able to assist you in several ways: ...
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I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels

Madagascar or Mauritius, both are islands and both have Indian Palm Squirrels. They aren't that far from South Africa too. This species of squirrels is not native to neither Madagascar or Mauritius, ...
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How can I legally visit the United States Minor Outlying Islands in the Pacific?

Join or sponsor an Amateur Radio expedition. Many Amateur Radio enthusiasts like to collect radio contacts and postcards confirming these contacts (called QSL cards) from rare and distant locations (...
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Is there any way to reach the Neuwerk island from the German mainland?

There are four hotels on the island, which you can book online, each of their websites probably has info about how to get there (seeblick-insel-neuwerk.de, husachterndiek.de, inselneuwerk.de, neuwerk-...
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I would like to travel to (the smallest) island where there are squirrels

If you come to the UK, don't bother with grey squirrels, which are classified as an invasive animal pest species (introduced from the USA) and have almost wiped out the native European red squirrels. ...
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Why are coaches only allowed one way Beauvoir to Noirmoutier on the Passage du Gois?

The hide tide submerges the 4-kilometer-long Passage du Gois twice a day, making it a very special road. The road goes from Beauvoir on the continent (East) to the island of Nourmoutier (West) and ...
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Where is the Hanuatu Island complex?

The island in the photo is actually Necker Island and is privately owned by Richard Branson, so it's most likely quite hard for the average traveller to visit. World News Daily Report is actually a ...
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Is a visa required for Qeshm island in Iran?

According to Timatic, the database used by airlines: Visa exemptions: Passengers arriving at Kish (KIH) and Qeshm (GSM) islands for a maximum stay of 14 days. This does not apply ...
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How to get to Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai - The newest island on earth

You could look into doing the SEA Semester Program. While there is no guarantee that Hunga Tonga would be included, according to NASA, one of their ships, the SSV Robert C. Seamans, was among the ...
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Ibiza in November, all the market will be closed?

most beaches are closed Beaches are of public access. They are not "closed", you can go as you want. The difference will be that there will be no services like lifeguards, beach bars and restaurants ...
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How to get to Ireland without using a plane or a ship?

If parachuting is allowed, there are two options: a human cannonball (although the world record distance is only about 200 feet or about 60 metres; or by catapult, when an altitude of 300 feet or 90 ...
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How can you go from Paris to l'Ile d'Yeu?

St Gilles Croix de Vie seems to have far better connections than Fromentine, which lacks a station. So although Fromentine has more, and slightly shorter, ferry crossings, St Gilles makes more sense. ...
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Possibility and price of getting to Lord Howe Island by sea?

Just contacted Island Trader, they said NO. Insurance etc was too difficult, and they no longer carry passengers. What a shame as this would be an awesome boat trip!
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