Where is this?

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  1. Wynand N
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    Where is this? Be specific with naming. pic (1).JPG pic (2).JPG
     
  2. hoytedow
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    Harbour Island Marina Krystal Beach
     
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    Close but no cigar Hoyt.. Some part is correct, the other wrong.
    Tip: yours truly resides there.
     
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  5. Wynand N
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    Your picture shown give the correct answer, Harbour Island, Gordons Bay.

    Harbour Island is mostly build in and from the sea forming artificial islands etc on which dwellings are built. Most properties connecting to the waterways have their own moorings which is a boon especially for me not having to launch my stinkpot every time I want to go fishing.

    That said, Harbour Island have only a small patch of beach which is on the top right of the picture posted and a artificial "beach" on the open patch to the left entering the harbour - it sits quite a bit above sea level and is mostly used for fishing. Out of picture to the left neighbouring HI is Cayman beach and to the right bottom and out of picture he beautiful Bikini beach.
    Hoyt 's mistake was Krystal Beach which is actually a 4 star Hotel at Harbour Island but not part of the complex hence their guests cannot enter the walkways on the canals of HI development. It is a very private and entry controlled environment which the residents strive for.
    By the way, t Capture.JPG he marker placed on the map near St Criox drive is my pad.
    Athe bottom toward the right is Bertie's Moorings which was the restaurant founded by the world famous racing yacht sailor Bertie Reed. What a guy he was.....
     
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    I thought the vantage point might be from the hotel. My mistake.
     
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    What is it, and where is it?
     
  8. ImaginaryNumber
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    GeoGuessr

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    Moeraki boulders at Koekohe Beach, Otago, South Island, NZ?
     
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    It's been quite a while since I posted here, but the notification prompted a reply. Gavin Menzies was of the opinion that the Chinese visited NZ before the Maori. He suggested the Moeraki boulders were anchor stones for Chinese junks. The broken one would seem to disprove that idea.
    14 The Moeraki Boulders: man-made spheres used on Chinese junks? - Gavin Menzies https://www.gavinmenzies.net/Evidence/14-the-moeraki-boulders-man-made-spheres-used-on-chinese-junks/

    Mega-Tsunamis, Chinese Junks and Port Phillip Bay https://www.thunderbolts.info/tpod/2011/arch11/110817tsunamis.htm
     
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    Indeed! I'm skeptical of the idea that they are man-made.

    Moeraki Boulders
     
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    Only knew because I was there in 1998. There is a similar formation in the US. Bowling Ball Beach in Mendocino, CA. Not as big though.
    OK, this is near (+/- 300 NM) of me.
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    Wreck of the Peter Iredale, Fort Stevens State Park, Astoria.
     
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    Yep. Your turn.
     

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    Peter Iredale was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. She was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles (6 km) south of the Columbia River channel. Wreckage is still visible, making it a popular tourist attraction as one of the most accessible shipwrecks of the Graveyard of the Pacific.

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    Peter Iredale shortly after grounding in 1906

    Sailing from Salina Cruz, Mexico, on or about September 26, 1906, Peter Iredale was bound for Portland, Oregon with 1,000 tons of ballast and a crew of 27, including two stowaways. The voyage up the coast was unremarkable until the night of 25 October, when Captain H. Lawrence sighted the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse at 3:20 a.m. local time. The crew altered course first east-northeast and then northeast to enter the mouth of the Columbia River in thick mist and a rising tide. Under strong winds out of the west, an attempt was made to wear the ship away from shore, but a heavy northwest squall grounded Peter Iredale on Clatsop Sands (now called Clatsop Spit). High seas and wind drove the ship ashore. A lifeboat was dispatched from Hammond, Oregon and assisted in evacuating the sailors, who were tended to at Fort Stevens. No casualties occurred in the accident.

    A Naval Court inquiry was held in Astoria on November 12 and 13, 1906, by the British Vice-Consulate to determine the cause of the wreck. After investigating, no blame was placed on Lawrence and the crew for the loss, and he and his officers were commended for their attempts to save the ship.

    There was little damage to the hull and plans were made to tow the ship back to sea, but after several weeks waiting for favorable weather and ocean conditions, the ship had listed to port (left) and become embedded in the sands. The salvage rights to the ship were sold in 1917, though the wreck was never actually broken up.[1] All that remains is the bow, a few ribs, and a couple of masts.[2]

    Captain Lawrence's final toast to his ship was: "May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands."[3]

    Peter Iredale - Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Iredale
     
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