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Not in the same hemisphere as Europe.

For the record, I have been to this place and arrived by water--unlike my previous challenge location--, but not in a sailboat. It was quite a few years ago (>30) and was a lot sleepier a place than in the posted photo. I don't recall it being as prominent among sailors then.

Another clue: In the late '70s I saw a 1949 Buick in the driveway of an obviously comfortable seaside home. It was not Cuba, either.
I read 1949 Buick and my mouse was headed towards google earth to search Cuba....then I read the last sentence..lol

OK so are we talking southern hemisphere or western hemisphere or both?
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Punta del Este?


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Punta del Este it is! When I was there it was reputed to be the "Riviera of South America" and it had no high rises. There were some very attractive seaside homes that were obviously in the "high rent" category. The whole area had a laid back feel. But that was then. Now it has grown into a real city with numerous high rises--this is progress?

The old cars were a surprise. We saw this in Montevideo, too. Apparently you could import cars from anywhere, unlike Cuba, but the duty was prohibitive. The 1949 Buick and others of this vintage in Punta del Este looked to be in tip top shape, consistent with the neighborhood.
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It's in Uruguary.... For anyone else that needs to look it up. Says its a resort city on the Atlantic in South eastern Uruguary

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.. Also a stop on the various RTW races in recent times.

OK.. now we're looking for the name of the village where these were taken ...




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C'mon gents.... holidays are over!!

The nugget in the distance should be recognizable, and even distinctive on GE...

A local fishing demonstration was part of the day's entertainment..




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Maybe Sainte-Anne on Martinique? That rock pile must be Diamante: it certainly isn't Ailsa Craig, the only other shape like that I've seen.
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Maybe Sainte-Anne on Martinique? That rock pile must be Diamante: it certainly isn't Ailsa Craig, the only other shape like that I've seen.
Bingo.... There is another (much smaller) similar formation off the 'corner' of Saba, also called 'Diamond Rock' IIRC..

Ste Anne it is. We flew into Martinique, hopped on the boat at Le Marin and snuck around the corner for a cleaner, quieter overnight before heading south. All the (mainly French, I'm guessing) tourists got right into hauling those nets. There were a couple of unhappy puffer fish in the catch.

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Ste Anne it is.
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