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Try 22 degrees,28 minutes North by 112 dgrees, 32 minutes, 8 seconds East, using the lat/lon readout at the bottom of the GE window. That would put you 41 km NE of the center of Hong Kong Island, where you will see a small island.

You will see a photo that matches the headland to the right in post #1067 if you go to Panoramio - Untitled photo

22.28 N 114.32 E works better....

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You're right, Faster. Don't know how I made such an obvious transcription error. At least I got the 41 km to the NE right!

BTW, I've found the GE lat/lon to be extremely accurate in our area--comparable to the accuracy of WAAS GPS.
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So close.... I'm impressed. Does anyone have an answer? The coordinates don't seem to match up. Am I missing something?

Views from the mainland and from SEA level.... I gots the red shirt









What country has medical waste like this?

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Ni how? is chinese for "hello, how are you"? but "Li how ma"? means nothing to me.

So I guess it's Asia.
Ni= You Mandarin
Li= You Cantonese
How= good either langauage.
Ma denotes a question

So the question is understood in either language. So were are we laing zai?
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Rob, the information in posts 1087 & 1089 was correct, except for a repeated error in transcribing the longitude (112 instead of 114 degrees). You can tell from the panoramio post that the island had been identified. Also, you can see the motor from the boat you were in at Panoramio - Photos of the World
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Like you said.. no names... but this is Fallard's island...


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Yes, it is correct. I attended a whiskey tasting last night and well, err... I apologize, I normally don't get that intoxicated, it creeped up on me.

I'm very impressed with all of your detective skills!

The boats are owned by a friend and are rentals so it's highly probable that they will come up in similar photos of that area.

The blue roofs in an earlier photo are the same structures behind (upper left corner) me in the shot of me on the boat are unfinished houses/condos. Looked like they ran out of money or never sold. The people you see are either workers or squatters, not sure. The cement structure directly behind me are storage units for the housing above, complete with toilets so one would not have to walk back up into the house. Great idea to keep fishing poles, kayaks, pull your boat out in a storm. Like a man cave with a deck and water views!.

It's a beautiful spot but so polluted. I have a picture I wanted to post but could not find of a back-hoe on tracks that drives down the beach on the mainland and buries dead creatures, and trash.

Nice work Fallard. It probably took me longer to find the darn place on google earth and I knew where to start!
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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:


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Lake Erie is too far north.
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