Saturday 17 January 1998
The tie-break was to nominate the best beach that the Boys never broached. The suggestions girdled the globe: here are the finalists.
Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach: "where Norfolk Broads make fast to their Buoys at night" - Steven Brown, Beckenham, Kent
Leigh-on-Sea, Essex: "Tide's out, mud's up, surfing here won't be especially entertaining" - Ralph Conroy, Leigh-on-Sea
Manchester, Massachusetts: "The `singing beach' (it does exist, honest), which the Boys never broached as Brian Wilson couldn't stand competition from Manchester as well as Liverpool" - ND Michaelson, Knebworth, Hertfordshire
Copacabana, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia: "Scarcely a wave or person, cold beer in pale sun by old carousel" - L Hamilton, London
Brighton, East Sussex: "They wanted to catch a wave, not a cold" - Michael Langham, London
All these people receive copies of Lonely Planet's US Phrasebook. The second prize, of a neat pair of eye shades, goes to L Hamilton's lyrical suggestion; and this year's overall champion, winning an inflatable beach bed, is Michael Langham for his suggestion of Brighton.
Thank you all for entering - and watch this space in December for our next geo-musical quiz.
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