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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Yes, below 50N by quite a bit.. barely north of 49, actually... The dock is a pretty distinctive shape, it's on an island... the city is on an island as well....

btw our local cruising in recent years has taken us only to 50:30 or so, but I grew up at 52:20

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Nanamo ?

Newcastle Island.

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Nanaimo it is.. The dock is part of a real gem of a park.. Newcastle Island Marine Park..an entire island with moorage, camping, hiking, a dance pavilion, zillion dollar views and plenty of wildlife literally in the middle of Nanaimo Harbour and an easy dinghy ride to the aptly named 'Dinghy Dock Pub' (visible in the first pic with it's shuttle lifeboat ferries)

It was a coal mining centre (hence the name) and also a significant sandstone quarrying operation for years. The columns standing in the front of the San Francisco mint come from here, the stones in the other picture are the leftovers of pulp mill stones used up and down the coast in the many Groundwood pulp mills that thrived in the 20s through 60s.

Nanaimo itself has done a wonderful job with the waterfront with parks, several city and private marinas, seawall walks and good facilities within easy walking.

Plenty of history here (by West coast standards) and just a great place to spend a weekend any time of year...




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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Forgacs floating drydock in Carrington NSW in the lower photo. Ferry terminal (with all the gables to right of center) in upper photo.
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Wow .... that was impressive. The ferry terminal bit is wrong if I'm looking at the same gables as you .... Newcastle doesn't really have a ferry terminal, there is only one ferry that goes across the river to Stockton, you can see it further to the right. To the left of the top pic there used to be a Waterman's dock where my great great great grandfather used to ply his trade. Sadly he was also a pisspot and ended up a floater.

(Carrington is a suburb of Newcastle on the other side of the river with a highly regarded small ship yard. They specialise in tarting up super yachts and the like. The old floating dock is set for scrapping I believe.)

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I was looking just to the right of the tower with the mushroom cap, where you can see a rather distinctive building with a dozen gables. The Newcastle terminus of the Newcastle-Stockton ferry is on the Western side of the Queens Wharf, which is right in front of the many-gabled building.

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Need a bit of help. Ocean ?

You've obviously been to Newcastle. If not recently there have been some pretty major changes. What was once a really awful dirty dump of a place is now quite nice. We always pull in for a few days whenever we are up that way.

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

You have to look out quite a way before you see a mast, so it’s a shallow bay…. it somehow looks Caribbean and fallard’s last pic was from the Caribbean so that's what I’m thinking... ‘Reminds me of the Abacos so somewhere in the Bahamas, maybe??

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

I need a bit (well, a lot) of assistance for this picture - lots of sailboats so it seems to be a cruising location, vegetation looks Caribbean, as does the size, slope and color of the beach.


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