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You have been to vague. Just direct answers please

It is in US territory? (you said North America and Canada is North America too).
Paulo... you need to hit that 'refresh' button a bit more often.... We've already established Canada, not west coast.

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I just saw your posted google maps excerpt and those double locks look like I might have been lucky...


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So bounce back a couple of thousand miles to the east coast.

YooHoo - Google is my friend. I guessed that it might be Nova Scotia. Can it be the St. Peters Canal?
Yes, Zanshin.. that's it. the southern entrance to Nova Scotia's Bras d'Or lakes, really a tidal salt water sea. The double locks you refer to are due to the possibility of either end of the canal being higher at any given time (because the 'lakes' are tidal fed from the northeastern entrance, which is not locked)

We stopped and watched this group go through and had a very pleasant chat with the lockkeeper this past summer.. btw - no canal fees either. We later saw that group at Baddeck on the lake.

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Is it just the Bay of Fundy with huge tides or are there significant differences in water level here as well?

Ok - here's an "artsy" picture



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Is it just the Bay of Fundy with huge tides or are there significant differences in water level here as well?

Ok - here's an "artsy" picture
The tides in the Cape Breton area are much less extreme than the Bay of Fundy.

OK.. back in the Caribbean, I assume?.. the ships make me think St Eustatia...

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Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

well, at least I learned there is a Portuguese Cove in Canada

An island?
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Now Faster holds the record for the quickest solution, and I thought I hadn't made it that easy. The view is Fort Oranje on Statia (St. Eustatius) looking at Saba Island in the distance. The baton is now firmly in your hand, Faster.


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The tankers, and Saba's cloud obscured peak is what tipped it for me. Sorry about that!!

Here's an easy one for someone else..


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I know what that is but would be cheating if I had to Google the keywords, plus I haven't been there (yet). I can see that we are going to have to delve deeper into the picture box for some more difficult subjects!


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I know what that is but would be cheating if I had to Google the keywords, plus I haven't been there (yet). I can see that we are going to have to delve deeper into the picture box for some more difficult subjects!
Yes, probably... just trying to pass the baton. ... but 'difficult' is different places for different people, and there should be something about the pic that is uniquely identifying so that even a non local has a chance to guess/figure it out.

Also.. is one of the criteria for posting that it be your own photo?

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