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Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2325 on: 14 October, 2021, 04:20:49 pm »

Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2326 on: 14 October, 2021, 04:56:20 pm »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2327 on: 14 October, 2021, 10:10:20 pm »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2328 on: Yesterday at 08:39:34 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
I could always pedal on to a Ferry taking me somewhere, ha

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2329 on: Yesterday at 08:45:01 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2330 on: Yesterday at 09:31:12 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Interesting - this company https://www.stokedwatersports.co.uk/event/portsmouth-harbour-kayak/ seems to offer a guided trip from Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester down to Gosport. Not guaranteed to hit the difficult tile, but it might do.

The exclusion zone around the Naval Base seems to be 50m according to https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/qhm/portsmouth/documents/19_0117-qhm_leaflet_a4_single_pages.pdf?la=en-gb&rev=78ee1c6d057846d48c642d6555157eb3&hash=CC026EF88E9314F4FD70AC95D59A296C . This would seem to leave scope for a kayaking option.

Would be great to hear about your adventures if you pull this off.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2331 on: Yesterday at 10:43:40 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Interesting - this company https://www.stokedwatersports.co.uk/event/portsmouth-harbour-kayak/ seems to offer a guided trip from Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester down to Gosport. Not guaranteed to hit the difficult tile, but it might do.

The exclusion zone around the Naval Base seems to be 50m according to https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/qhm/portsmouth/documents/19_0117-qhm_leaflet_a4_single_pages.pdf?la=en-gb&rev=78ee1c6d057846d48c642d6555157eb3&hash=CC026EF88E9314F4FD70AC95D59A296C . This would seem to leave scope for a kayaking option.

Would be great to hear about your adventures if you pull this off.
Portsmouth is currently slightly outside my catchment area. My biggest watery focus at the moment would be to bridge to the Isle of Wight. You can get Hurst Castle fairly easily, and thus get a mainland cluster touching an IOW cluster, as shown in blue. A quick swim from Norton Beach (about 200m out) and you nab the shaded green tile, adding the two green dotted tiles to your cluster, and thus making one supercluster.

Re: VeloViewer Explorer Score and Max Square
« Reply #2332 on: Yesterday at 11:31:09 am »
Has anyone managed to acquire the tiles to the West of Portsmouth, seemingly requiring Military access?

Of those two "difficult" squares, the northern one is seemingly do-able by staying on the shoreline to the north of the Tipner shooting range. The southern one is the headquarters of the Royal Navy. I believe both people who have it on RideEveryTile had special military access. Maybe there is public access to Whale Island sometimes though...

Ref: https://rideeverytile.com/tiles/heatmap/8141x5497
I take it I can’t paddle my canoe around the perimeter of the southern one then, ha
Looks to be a major Ferry port also?
So there are genuinely only two people to ever accomplish the two “difficult” squares?
From looking at this I think it should be possible canoeing. You're not allowed to cross the ferry channel, you have to exit/enter through the small boat channel, but it seems to cross that tile.

Interesting - this company https://www.stokedwatersports.co.uk/event/portsmouth-harbour-kayak/ seems to offer a guided trip from Trafalgar Wharf in Portchester down to Gosport. Not guaranteed to hit the difficult tile, but it might do.

The exclusion zone around the Naval Base seems to be 50m according to https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/-/media/qhm/portsmouth/documents/19_0117-qhm_leaflet_a4_single_pages.pdf?la=en-gb&rev=78ee1c6d057846d48c642d6555157eb3&hash=CC026EF88E9314F4FD70AC95D59A296C . This would seem to leave scope for a kayaking option.

Would be great to hear about your adventures if you pull this off.
Thanks for the well wishes, and for the links! Even rideeverytile I hadn’t realised was so informative