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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245569
01/22/2021 11:48 AM
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The turquoise water reminds me of my beloved BVI but I will guess somewhere carribean?


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245571
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You're getting warm. Photo taken 17 days before Irma slammed it.

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245574
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To get there, you might pass this landmark located in a nearby territory.

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245575
01/22/2021 02:54 PM
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St. John?

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245576
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No. Kim's guess is actually 2 miles closer than yours.

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245577
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We got to watch the 468' sailing yacht A anchor off the coast in April 2019, followed by a small army of crew setting up on the beach in advance of billionaire owner Andrey Melnichenko and wife arriving on a similarly sleek, silver landing craft.

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245580
01/22/2021 05:14 PM
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Wow .. we saw that freaky thing too while sailing in BVI . Ugliest vessel i have ever seen


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245590
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There are two official languages, but it doesn't really matter as the island has been uninhabited since the lighthouse keeper was retired in 1948.

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245596
01/23/2021 01:11 AM
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I believe that I recognize the rock (off Moskito Island, marks the outside of the North Sound entrance). The only uninhabited island that I can think of with a lighthouse is Sombrero Island. I've sailed past her twice - the first land you see when heading to St. Martin from Virginia. But I never went close to shore.

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I Just looked at the first picture and saw houses in the distance. So my guess can't be correct... oh well...

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: BaardJ] #245599
01/23/2021 04:26 AM
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With the two languages clue and uninhabited I'm guessing it is one of the small islands between St Martin and St Barts. Ile Forchue is the only one I can think of that has an anchorage but I would have thought that was part of St Barts so only one official language.

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245605
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Wrong direction. Need to take your passage in a westerly direction.

The north shore of this island has a very large tidal pool that rivals Jost Van Dyke's bubbly pool.

When approaching from the south, watch out for reefs that extend over 2.5 miles from shore.

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: BaardJ] #245610
01/23/2021 08:53 AM
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Is it Culebrita?

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245616
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BINGO!

It's Culebrita in the Spanish Virgin Islands (formerly known as the Passage Islands) and is part of Puerto Rico. It's only a 2.5 hour downwind sail from Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. If you avoid the weekends when the local boaters show up (and even then it tends to be very family friendly with multiple generations onboard the boats), you will usually have the island pretty much to yourself. The main anchorage is Bahia de Tortuga (Turtle Bay) - you can expect to count a dozen or more sea turtles rising near you boat. We've experienced some amazing full moons here. Only challenge is that this bay is exposed to northerly ground swells.

From Bahia de Tortuga, it's a relatively easy 20 minute hike to the lighthouse that was built by the Spanish from 1882-1886. It was destroyed in 1932 by a hurricane, rebuilt, then extinguished during much of WWII for security measures, returned to service in 1944, automated in 1948, then the building was finally closed in 1959. There has been some attempt to stabilize the crumbling lighthouse walls, but be cautious if you explore the rooms. The spiral iron staircase looks ready to collapse. I haven't tried to climb up the steps since Hurricane Irma.

The nearby populated island of Culebra has several very good restaurants in the small town of Dewey. There is a Spanish Puerto Rican vibe to the island that is completely different from the nearby USVI and BVI. I've found the residents to be extremely friendly.

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245618
01/23/2021 11:08 AM
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I love Culebrita!!

Okay - here is an easy one. But I just took this photo 5 minutes ago so I can't resist!

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245623
01/23/2021 12:26 PM
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White Bay, Jost Van Dyke. Moored off Ivan's.

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245624
01/23/2021 12:49 PM
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You got it!

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Swifty] #245625
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Originally Posted by Swifty
I love Culebrita!!

Okay - here is an easy one. But I just took this photo 5 minutes ago so I can't resist!
You should be barred for life for posting that Swifty grin. If I was to post what I can see now it would be river that is 16 ft above it's normal level and steadily approaching my parked car! Oh and there's snow on the hills in the distance! And I should be at my house in Spain but I'm not because we Brit's aren't allowed out of the UK or into Spain. Apart from that life is not too bad
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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245626
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What famous trading port is this?

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Jeannius] #245627
01/23/2021 01:18 PM
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Mike--Hang in there! This too shall pass, hopefully....


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245628
01/23/2021 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Mike--Hang in there! This too shall pass, hopefully....
I know Carol. According to the Vaccine Date calculator here in the UK I am only a month away from get the jab. Unfortunately my much younger wife is a further month away. Ferry to Spain booked second week of April. clapping

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245629
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Hey Mike, be happy with a "much younger wife". deviljester: OK, for the record, I wouldn't change my Karyl for anything in this world and I'm not against 'older women'.

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Jeannius] #245630
01/23/2021 01:58 PM
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I'm sorry, Mike!

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Jeannius] #245631
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Mike--Gee, I wish I had some kind of calculator! We have NO idea when we might get it. We are planning on going to SXM in June and I will be DECIMATED if we don't have it by then.


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245633
01/23/2021 03:06 PM
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After being spectacularly useless at limiting infections, our government seems to have got it right and pre-ordered a large number of different vaccines before knowing what, if anything, would work. So far they've got 3 right, Pfizer, Moderna and Oxford and are now rapidly working through the priority groups with 432,000 administered on Friday. I'm in the fifth group, over 65 and Jean is two groups down. At 400,000 plus a day, all priority groups (50 and over and people with underlying health issues) should have had one jab within the next two to three months.

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245635
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...almost forgot the quiz. Valletta?

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245639
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Not Valletta. It's on the same sea, but about 700 miles away.

On the weekend, many residents make their way to hike, bath, and boat in the nearby limestone calanques.

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245641
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The clue about calanques has reminded me. I was in the place I think it is for two days a bit less than two years ago. In fact I think I posted a photo in a very early edition of the game... Marseilles?

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245642
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I have no idea where it is ...but makes me want to go there! Beautiful pictures ...so peaceful


Kim

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245646
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It is Marseilles. Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde sits at about 500 feet elevation and overlooks the city.

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Sandsailsun] #245649
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Originally Posted by Sandsailsun
I have no idea where it is ...but makes me want to go there! Beautiful pictures ...so peaceful


I agree, it looks fantastic!


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245662
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Next one...

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245669
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Thailand?


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245673
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Right continent Fran but wrong country.

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Fran] #245677
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Fran--that's what I was going to say. Now, I got nothin'


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245680
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Penang, Malaysia?

Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Fred] #245681
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Whoever gets it right, please start a new thread!


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245682
01/24/2021 10:07 AM
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Getting closer Fred. Not everywhere in this location is quite as tranquil as the first photo...

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245693
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Cambodia?


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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245699
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Not Cambodia. It is an island that is one of many in this nation...

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Re: Game time--part 16--NEW RULES!! [Re: Carol_Hill] #245700
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Mike, my first guess was going to be Indonesia, but your clue said it was on the same continent as Thailand.

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