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The following locale might also be easy, but we'll see. The land in the background has something of a "rocky" history.
When you said "rocky history", I thought it might be Gibraltar, but it's not quite an exact match with what I see on Google Earth. Am I on the right continent?
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Fallard - Weymouth/Dorset, England, UK.

Anyone I know still hang out here?

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Labatt, Great to see you back!
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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Labatt is very close, perhaps a nm or two from the marina in foreground, but perhaps that's close enough. Weymouth has its own in-city port, but the manmade port (which actually borders on "downtown" Weymouth) in the photo is known as Portland Harbor. The land mass in the background is the Isle of Portland. This area was the sailing venue for the 2012 summer Olympics.

The "rocky" clue refers to the limestone quarries there which produce Portland stone, used in Britain and elsewhere in prominent buidlings, like St. Pauls and the UN. This area is within the Jurassic Coast of Britain and is a tourist destination for fossil hunters. There are lots of fossilized mollusks--the most memorable being the large ammonites.

There is also a castle/fort dating back at least to Henry VIII, but it hasn't been manned for about 200 years. The more recent military history relates to Royal Navy R&D, but that presence has diminished over the past few decades.

Since the Isle of Portland is within the "Borough of Weymouth and Portland", Labatt scores on a technicality! Your turn to post Labatt.
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This one shouldn't be too tough... it's a popular destination. Buck buck buck.


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Georgetown Bahamas

Victoria Lake, I think its called. Supermarket at the end of the dock, nice and convenient.

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LOL.. That was quick! Buck buck buck for it's other name - Chicken Harbor. We got down there in time for the Family Island Regatta (not to be confused with the Cruiser's Regatta). Here are a bunch of the Bahamanian boats competing... it was one of the windiest regatta's ever held and the competitors had to figure out a way to reef their sails - the boats were not designed to have reefs.



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Dont Cheat and use the internet!

OK this one is a bit different.
Its a cruiser destination.

I want the country and geographic area. You dont need the port, etc, name.
Please dont look it up on the net, either ytou'll know it, or you can guess






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Borneo? South Pacific.
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Back home on Lake Ontario after something over 36,000 nm circumnavigator. Not surprisingly there is a lot of stuff I want to get done on Ainia both cosmetically and functionally. Getting an early start so it will be ready to go for next summer (Lake Superior?).

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