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Spectacular building and setting. Structures like this will never be built again. Thanks for sharing.

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Here are two of my favorite pictures. The first was taken from the beach at Nevis and shows the old Zanshin and a befriended yacht called "Arita". I didn't realize that the pelican was in the picture until later on when I downloaded it from the camera to the PC.




The next is taken from the hill above Gustavia just below the lighthouse on St. Barths, looking down onto the outer harbour.

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The Admiral's second favorite island. She is looking for monkeys and spotted a fat one.
Juara Beach - Pulau Tioman Malaysia


Gunung Nenek Semukut (Twin Peaks) at Kompong Mokut - Pulau Tioman Malaysia


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sunset in monroe harbor, chicago



bareboating in st. vincent and the grenadines



sweet home, chicago
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Spectacular building and setting. Structures like this will never be built again. Thanks for sharing.

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Down, for the ones that don't know or did not identify that magic place it is Mont Saint Michelle, a place that "must" be visited if you go to France and if you can book a room inside the walls to be able to enjoy the place when the tourist crown is gone. Best time to visit is Spring, out of Easter time:

"The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times, and since the 8th century AD been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites....

Mont-Saint-Michel was used in the 6th and 7th centuries as an Armorican stronghold of Gallo-Roman culture and power, until it was ransacked by the Franks, thus ending the trans-channel culture that had stood since the departure of the Romans in AD 460.

Before the construction of the first monastic establishment in the 8th century, the island was called "monte tombe". According to legend, the Archangel Michael appeared to St. Aubert, bishop of Avranches, in 708 and instructed him to build a church on the rocky islet. Aubert repeatedly ignored the angel's instruction, until Michael burned a hole in the bishop's skull with his finger....

The mount gained strategic significance in 933 when William "Long Sword", William I, Duke of Normandy, annexed the Cotentin Peninsula, definitively placing the mount in Normandy. It is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry which commemorates the 1066 Norman conquest of England. Harold, Earl of Wessex is pictured on the tapestry rescuing two Norman knights from the quicksand in the tidal flats during a battle with Conan II, Duke of Brittany. Norman Ducal patronage financed the spectacular Norman architecture of the abbey in subsequent centuries.

In 1067, the monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel gave its support to duke William of Normandy in his claim to the throne of England. It was rewarded with properties and grounds on the English side of the Channe...

During the Hundred Years' War, the English made repeated assaults on the island, but were unable to seize it due to the abbey's improved fortifications. Les Michelettes – two wrought-iron bombards left by the English in their failed 1423–24 siege of Mont-Saint-Michel – are still displayed near the outer defense wall...."

Mont Saint-Michel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sorry about the long quote but I find its history fantastic and part of the site magic.

These two photos give a better overall image of the place but a good image is an aerial one. If you don't know the place I suggest you have a look at those aerial photos on Google images The last one it is not mine, In took it from Wikipedia and will give you an idea.










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We started sailing out of Monroe in the late '70's.
I now keep our boat on the "Other" side of the lake in Holland Michigan.
Still have a lot of friends in Monroe and still get back there a lot. Sail the Beers Can's on Wednesday Nights as it looks like you do the same.






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An amazingly quiet night, dreaming of sailing the lunar seas...

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Heading home for Christmas, Skookumchuck Rapids...not so skookum. Christmas day.

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I must say I envy this thread and all of your lives so much that I feel in consequence I will be reincarnated to a cockroach with average life expectancy!


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Is there a Starbucks at this Mont-Saint-Michel?
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