All good things must come to an end, and today Andrew Evans heads home from Australia. We’ve had a great time following him as he spent the last two months exploring the country, and we thank all of you for your hard work coming up with the answers to his clues. For today’s final clue, we’ll send the winner a Complete National Geographic DVD set, which has every issue of the magazine from the past 121 years. Submit your guess here at the Clues Gallery.

Clue_1.31.jpgJanuary 31, 2011

An island oasis, far out at sea; my face in the wind, my back in the lee. No cell phones ringing, only birds singing; this island was perfect for me!

Where am I (place and state)? And what was the wind direction and strength (Beaufort scale number) at the time of this picture?

Our intrepid traveler, Andrew Evans has been crisscrossing Australia by train, plane, and automobile (and helicopter, boat, and hot air balloon). You can find out his latest whereabouts by following him @WheresAndrew on Twitter, and read through his blog posts, watch videos, and see photo galleries at www.nationalgeographic.com/wheresandrew.

Comments

  1. new bmw
    February 20, 2011, 8:26 am

    Thanks for the nice and useful post about intelligent travel.

  2. USelaine
    January 31, 2011, 4:20 pm

    You are on Lord Howe Island, New South Wales.
    The wind is ESE at about Force 4.

  3. Amanda Bills
    January 31, 2011, 2:36 pm

    Lord Howe Island, New South Wales. Wind blowing NE at approx. Force 6 on the Beaufort scale.

  4. whudson712
    January 31, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
    The wind is blowing NNE at a Beaufort Scale number of 4. :-)