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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251315
03/28/2021 05:30 PM
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Fran, it's not but where is San Andres.

If one looks at Southern Caribbean on TTOL, there is a list that will narrow this down. In addition, feel free to Google away.

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251317
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Adrian, you are correct. You are up (after the basketball game of course). What was your clue?
In case anyone is interested, the strange looking buildings can be read about here https://www.moonholecompany.com/

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251328
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Fred, San Andres is about a hundred miles or so off the coast of Nicaragua.


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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251338
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Fred, I have heard of Moonhole before,but to be honest, I had to google the location.
If anyone has a picture, feel free to go ahead and post.

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251349
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I'll have another go. Good clue to narrow down the location in one of these photos...

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251350
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Those ant mounds are impressive (there are actually "air conditioning ants" that open and close the vents in there!) so we must be in Australia, but I can't narrow it down further yet.

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Australia is correct. The mounds are made by the Compass or Magnetic Termite and they align north/south to minimise exposure to the sun... https://termitetemperature.weebly.com/compass-termites-of-north-australia.html

Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251385
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I'm trying to remember which museum had a large termite nest that one could walk through and see how it functions as a complex system. It was very impressive - I think it might have been Sheffield, but perhaps the natural history museum in London. Wherever it was, it was very impressive. Since the area looks dry, I am going to narrow the guess down to the eastern half of Oz.

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251404
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The next pic is of my nav station. I was just about to leave the east coast as shown on the laptop heading for the next destination where the first photo was taken. You'll need to zoom in to see the detail.
The hitchhiker didn't fancy the 800 miles west so stayed with us for a while.
The big mono in the photo is friends aboard a early 80s 76ft Swan...


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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Jeannius] #251467
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No idea where it is, but I like your dual headsail rig.

Dan cheers

Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: DanS] #251472
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Originally Posted by DanS
No idea where it is, but I like your dual headsail rig.

Dan cheers
It worked very well Dan. The wide beam of the cat meant I didn't need to use a pole to keep the two genoas filled all the way round to about 140 deg off the wind. Used that for the vast majority of a circumnavigation.

I thought Fran might have got the answer to this as he gave this location as the answer to my previous post
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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251473
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Ok, then I'm guessing Tasmania?


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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fran] #251475
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Originally Posted by Fran
Ok, then I'm guessing Tasmania?
Try a city in the more northern guess you made...

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251488
03/30/2021 08:24 AM
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Darwin? Sorry Mike, but you needed an extra coat of paint.

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251517
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jester jesterI saw that too Fred but I was at work and didn't get a chance to guess (well not really a guess) but you beat me to it.

Mike, I was thinking the Northern Territory looking at your nav chart but went south for some reason. Go figure.


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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Jeannius] #251527
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Originally Posted by Jeannius
Originally Posted by Fran
Ok, then I'm guessing Tasmania?
Try a city in the more northern guess you made...

Knew I'd miss one. Couldn't believe there were so many occurrences of the name! The original photo is Fanny Bay which is where all boats arriving in Darwin have to be quarantined (long before Covid). They came with divers to inspect the hull and then injected stuff UP the thru hulls to kill anything living there. Nice bay but not somewhere you want to go paddling in the water as they remove about 200 Salt Water Crocodiles every year which then gradually work there way back again..

Darwin was a really nice surprise. Arrived not expecting much but really liked the place. Then of course the Outback starts at the edge of town with some amazing sights. Really nice.

Your go Fred.


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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251553
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Love your info Mike, also loved your boat when we chartered her. Sure miss old Bill H.


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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fran] #251556
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Originally Posted by Fran
Love your info Mike, also loved your boat when we chartered her. Sure miss old Bill H.
Didn't know you'd been on Jeannius Fran! Bill was great wasn't he. Sadly quite a few people I've met through TTOL are now gone... BillH, Di, Saildoggie, BigJim, Bluebayou, Daix and now of course Nick. There may be others I don't know about as well. That's quite a toll.

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Jeannius] #251558
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Jeff Carlin is gone also.


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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251560
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I knew about some of those folks, but not all - time flies - especially the older we get.

Back to this fun game. Mike, you didn't miss any names, but you needed 2 coats of paint on some of the names smile. Here is one I dug up and the town name please.

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251570
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Question - is that stadium a cricket pitch?

Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251571
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Well I recognise the boat so I should recognise the location but it doesn't immediately come to mind. The shroud protection didn't last long and I didn't replace it so it is a pretty old photo. Definitely the Caribbean!

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251572
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Zanshin, I don't know about the stadium. Mike, I wondered if you would recognize that shroud. Yes, the Caribbean.

Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251573
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It was the home made netting on the guardrails I recognised first.

Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251575
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I think it is Roseau, Dominica and the stadium is a cricket pitch.

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Yeah Mike, We were on her with Bill & Di, also MAP, great time. Still have one of the custom tee shirts we had made for that trip. Nice photo of Jeannius on the front of them. Ahh the good old days. pirate banana drinking


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Mike, this was a much welcomed landfall after beating from Tortola. Next stop was Martinique where I think you were meeting Jean for some kind of sporting event.

Zanshin, you are correct and you are up.

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It looked familiar, and that was a cricket pitch in the picture rather than a soccer stadium smile

This one is a bit further north, but in a city in which I lived for a long time:

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Originally Posted by Fred
Mike, this was a much welcomed landfall after beating from Tortola. Next stop was Martinique where I think you were meeting Jean for some kind of sporting event.
That'll have been March 2007 and the Cricket World Cup I think. Several years later than I thought. I do remember that being a tough old passage!

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I had tickets for the World Cricket Cup in Antigua, then my rudder broke off while at sea in the BVI heading to St. Martin. Not my favorite sailing moment...

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Originally Posted by Zanshin
I had tickets for the World Cricket Cup in Antigua, then my rudder broke off while at sea in the BVI heading to St. Martin. Not my favorite sailing moment...
Dis you have to turn round or did you make it to St Martin?

Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Jeannius] #251626
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Without a rudder (unlike with a jammed rudder) a sailboat is inherently unstable and unsteerable. After many hours of trying all the alternatives I could think of (heavy seas: balancing sails won't work without a rudder, motoring just goes sideways and then in circles even with trailing line, pushing/towing the boat with my 10HP dinghy in those seas didn't work) I drifted until the bottom was only 50 feet and dropped the hook and VHFd for a tow. It was an inauspicious day, as everyone with a boat was off looking for an infant that had gone overboard on a vessel that ran aground going between Fallen Jerusalem and the Baths. I waited 24 Hours and Speedy came by with his twin-engined "Unbelievable" fishing boat to tow into Spanis Town. Needless to say, anchoring in a full 6+ foot swell at sea, I was looking a bit green smile

p.s. I though of using one of my internal cabin doors as a makeshift tiller but in the end I negotiated a tow price that was less than the cost of replacing the internal door so I didn't try that. I had tried dragging weights and fenders on spare lines to get directional stability with no success as well.

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Zanshin] #251630
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Well done for getting to safety without having to call visar.

Back to the photo... Germany?

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Re: Game Time Part 20 [Re: Fred] #251677
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Mike - you've got approximately the correct latitude for southern Bavaria, but this building isn't in Germany.

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The middle lane in the stairs are reserved for slower traffic, for those climbing up on their knees...

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Wow, I think I will pass on climbing those stairs, either way!! No idea where it is though.


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Don't know why exactly but guessing Canada?


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I've heard of this place. Now all I've got to do is remember where it is without resorting to google duh

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This is indeed in Canada. While I loved growing up in the snow as a wee kid, I now much prefer warmer climes. So where in Canada are we?

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