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In The Witness, I was walking along the coast, and I came upon this:

A beautiful seaside picture

Now, since I've learned

that mazes can be embedded in the environment,

I see the puzzle here, but I just can't get the pieces to line up well enough. Standing on the couch and walking all around it doesn't seem to get me a

functional maze.

Where do I need to stand to activate the puzzle successfully?

  • I went past this very sofa last night, didnt see this. Is there a building behind the sofa where there's a higher vantage point? Also - the circle doesn't look whole? As if it's a 'broken' version of this type of puzzle. Pure conjecture =) – SpaceBison Jan 29 '16 at 16:10
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    @SpaceBison Yes, but from what I recall, there's no higher place with a sight line to the puzzle. – Keen Jan 29 '16 at 16:17
  • Duplicate: gaming.stackexchange.com/q/253824/3921 – Wok Feb 1 '16 at 16:48
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When you stand in front of the couch, the pieces will line up to make the path.

Solution with missing chunk

This is the correct position; however the starting-circle has a rectangular gap, and a large chunk of the path is missing...

Hint:

There is something orange and movable that can fill in the gap.

Solution:

Set the boat off on its own, then run back and wait for it to pass by.

Puzzle solution

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    Would never have thought of doing that. – Sterno Feb 3 '16 at 17:52
  • Wow, an amazing puzzle... like every other in this game with the boat invovled. – Danny Lo Feb 4 '16 at 0:18
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    My wife and I spent the better part of two hours trying to finagle the perspective on this puzzle. If I hadn't managed to make it "sparkle" without the boat I wouldn't be half as angry as I am now. – HireThisMarine Feb 16 '16 at 20:14
  • I recall there's a name for this: "Ghost ride" (ghost-riding the boat) – iBug May 14 '19 at 4:56
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Take a look at the other end of that piece of metal. It's not round, you can't end a puzzle there. But you CAN end the puzzle on the piece of metal a bit further over. You'll need something orange to bridge the gap.

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