Saturday, August 27, 2011

Challenge #4.7 - Where in the World are Debbie, Pete, Julia, and Bill

Scotland/ Ireland edition once again! I think this is the last from "Way Northern England." (By the way, that was your first clue.) This location is a type of Bronze Age circular tomb cairn near the "Mouth of the River Ness". Much like many stone circles, this one also marks the winter solstice. One more hint, it's not Stonehenge!

Mom also sent another challenge, this one in the form of a question:

What did #s 3, 7, 8 & 9 have for dinner that is made of beef suet, pork blood, vegetable fat, oatmeal, onions, salt & spices? 

Feel free to puzzle over one or both of these challenges! Also, congrats to Damon, again, for correctly naming both locations in yesterday's post. I give style points to Teri; your answer sounded a lot cooler! 


  1. Wow, I'm the first to post. I feel a lot of pressure. I believe that they are at the circular stone age burial tombs of the Clava Cairns, officially the prehistoric burial cairns of Balnuaran of Clava. There are 3 cairns at the Balnuaran of Clava, the one in the photo is a passage grave (because you can walk to the center), there is another passage grave and a ring-cairn. I hope I'm right after that lengthy answer!

  2. However, this stone is the Maeshowe, a large and unique chambered cairn and passage grave, aligned so that its central chamber is illuminated on the winter solstice. It was looted by Vikings who left one of the largest collection of runic inscriptions in the world!

  3. Did Julie (3), Bill (8), Dad (7) and Mom (9) really have haggis? Awesome! Hope you had some neeps and tatties, and washed it down with a pint!

  4. Great sleuthing family! Your comments are extremely detailed, though I don't really know what half of the information means... for example, what's a cairn? I just googled the info, but I honestly don't understand all of it!

    Damon, rest easy, I don't think they ate haggis. But you did figure out the gist of the puzzle. The real food item was black pudding, which is actually pretty delicious. It kind of tastes like liver sausage!