Where is this?

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  1. Will Gilmore
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    They certainly look natural. That doesn't mean they weren't used as moorings or moved about by people. Maybe they are both natural formations that were collected and used as moorings by an ancient people.
     
  2. Tiny Turnip
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    Ok, two years before the Peter Iredale grounded, Bessie Ellen was launched. I've dreamed about a trip on such a ship for years, and a late cancellation crossed my bows recently, I've just retired, kindof, so I jumped at the chance. Where is this overnight stop on the voyage?
     
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    The larger island is Canna (Hebridean Small Isles), and its church is Canna Rhu Church, or St. Columba's Church.

    The smaller island is Sanday, and its church is St Edwards Church.

    Hopelessly stark and beautiful.
     
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    Boom! Well done, I N, spot on. St Columba's church I particularly liked for its stark beauty. Sadly, although not particularly old, it is suffering - the roof is very peculiar, just a cement render onto a stone vault, no eaves or gutter, and unsurprisingly the interior is very wet. Here's a couple of pictures, and a few of the ship - Bessie Ellen.

    [​IMG]20220614_163248 by Tiny Turnip, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20220614_163349 by Tiny Turnip, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20220616_133332 by Tiny Turnip, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20220612_121831 by Tiny Turnip, on Flickr

    [​IMG]20220612_151814 by Tiny Turnip, on Flickr
     
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    While in Canna harbour, we watched this rather beautiful and slightly seaworn boat come into harbour, and pick up a mooring first go, single handed, under sail - a rare thing, certainly in this neck of the woods. Can anyone identify the vessel?

    [​IMG]20220614_191501 by Tiny Turnip, on Flickr
     
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    And over to you, I N !
     
  8. ImaginaryNumber
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    What is it? Where is it?

    No, not the SCUBA diver. What the SCUBA diver is pointing at.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The hub of a jet turbine's ram.
    No idea where.

    -Will
     
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    Good guess, but no. :(
     
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    I was going to say it was either the sunk steam engines off the New Jersey coast or a Japanese truck/limber in a Truk/Chuuk lagoon shipwreck.
    However a quick google looking for lat/long off the Jersey coast popped up this site: New Jersey's deep sea train graveyard: Locomotives lost in the 1850s found preserved 90 feet under water | Daily Mail Online https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2280832/New-Jerseys-deep-sea-train-graveyard-Locomotives-lost-1850s-preserved-90-feet-water.html
    So I'm going with the sunk steam engines....;)
     
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    Very Good!

    From your link...
    See also
    2-2-2
     
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    Back on theme. I'm only going to use pictures I've actually taken.
    upload_2022-7-23_21-27-19.png
     
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    I'm surprised no one has recognized the island in the background. Here is another, more typical, picture of the background island.

    upload_2022-7-28_17-7-55.png
     

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    Is the name of the island repetitious?
     
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