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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

It is either snow or potential guano on those rocks and considering the catamaran in the picture I'd venture to guess the latter. There are no birds in sight, though... could they be perigrinating? The courtesy flag, although a bit hidden, doesn't contain green so it isn't the Galapagos, no red so it isn't Easter Island; my guess is that it might be Argentina with very faded blue stripes... darn, no it doesn't look like that either... Are we in Argentina?


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Not Argentina, though you'd be forgiven for thinking so on that particular day. No it's a region we ( and esp. you) have spent some time at. Not terribly far from you now, actually...

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It looks so very much like Creole Rock in St. Martin but Anguilla is missing in the distance. I haven't been to Barbuda yet, that is known for birds but I believe the island's geology is very different from those pinnacles.


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Definitely not Barbuda:



... and at the other extreme:


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I think I might know where that could be - I haven't been to that island but have sailed very close by a couple of time while enroute. I'm going to wait for a better internet connection so I can scan Google Maps for those rocks off the coast line. Probably someone else will beat me to it by that time that happens later tonight.


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Another view mid island:


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That last picture, while beautiful, dashed my hopes that it might be Saba. Someone with better sleuthing skills than I will have to chime in.


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Could we be on the Mexican East coast?

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Well, now what to do?

The last shot is indeed, 'The Bottoms', one of two major settlements on Saba. "Windwardside' is the other, part of which can be seen from the 1000 steps trail as in the previous shot.

The multihull in the original shot was crewed by French Canadians, they were already ashore when we landed (rocky, swelly beach... don't believe there's a grain of sand on Saba) They said the road was 'impassable'.. by which they meant 'too steep to even walk'. Luckily one of the local taxi operators happened by and took all 13 of us to town.

A truly 'different' experience, but a difficult landing. There is really no anchorage, a few mooring buoys on the so-called 'sheltered' side. The stories of early settlement are fascinating.. EVERYTHING went ashore and inland (upland) on the Saba "Ladder", a still visible steep staircase that passes by a small customs house on the way to the Bottoms' 1500 feet elevation. Roads are a relatively recent development.

So different it's worthwhile.

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Interesting. Never heard of Saba. Now I know.

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