Finding Rob's last site was aided by the China clue. I had checked off the Caribbean, Canaries, Bay of Biscay and thought about the fireworks comment. About that time I recalled Rob had sailed in Asia and had made several comments of this thread about having to go to work in the evening. Hmm, didn't he indicate a casino connection in his public profile? When you put Asia and casinos together, you come up with Hong Kong and Macau pretty quick. Then it was a matter of looking for a reasonably close southerly facing beach with headlands east and west and an island to the south. When i found the likely suspect it was a matter of checking out the photos in panoramio and looking for a match. Finding the match was easier than finding a name for anything in the local area, which meant going to Google Maps.
Well, moving back to North America, see if you can figure out where this is. Looking for the name of the body of water we're sailing in. We are enroute to Mystic, CT, but we are really far from home.
This next photo might make it too easy, but it was taken several hours after the previous photo: