Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 16-07-2013, 09:39   #1
Registered User
 
DaBod's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Boat: None at the moment
Posts: 89
Completely Random Question

Does anyone know where the image at the top of the CF website was taken? It looks a lot like the view looking east from beach on the edge of Red Hook Bay in St. Thomas. It's been a long time since I've been there, so I could be imagining it, but just thought I'd ask.
__________________

__________________
DaBod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 10:53   #2
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Re: Completely Random Question

Looks like somewhere like that... so many mooring balls.... Great Bay BVIs?
__________________

__________________
Notes on a Circumnavigation.
OurLifeAtSea.com

Somalia Pirates and our Convoy
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 11:02   #3
Registered User
 
Zanshin's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Caribbean
Boat: Jeanneau 57
Posts: 1,621
Re: Completely Random Question

It isn't Great Harbour in the BVIs - those yellow swim zone markers and the view leads me to guess perhaps looking out of Mahoe Bay on St. John.
__________________
-Zanshin (SV Zanshin)
Zanshin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 11:09   #4
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Re: Completely Random Question

Janet H might know...or knows who knows.
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 11:30   #5
CF Adviser
Moderator Emeritus
 
Hud3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Virginia
Boat: Island Packet 380, now sold
Posts: 8,929
Images: 49
Re: Completely Random Question

I'm with Zanshin--looks like Maho Bay on St Thomas. Lovango Cay in the distance past the point to the left, Whistling Cay to the far right.
__________________
Hud
Hud3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 11:55   #6
Registered User
 
Khagan1227's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Boat: In the hunt again, unknown
Posts: 1,330
Re: Completely Random Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaBod View Post
Does anyone know where the image at the top of the CF website was taken? It looks a lot like the view looking east from beach on the edge of Red Hook Bay in St. Thomas. It's been a long time since I've been there, so I could be imagining it, but just thought I'd ask.
Curses on you!

I just spent a half hour look at pictures of the islands to see if I have a match.

Don't personally think it is Maho Bay, but I could be wrong. There isn't enough land beyond Lovango Cay in that direction and I would think you would see Congo to the right of Lovango.

It is fun to try to figure it out.
Khagan1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 12:54   #7
Registered User
 
DaBod's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Boat: None at the moment
Posts: 89
Re: Completely Random Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Khagan1227 View Post
Curses on you!

I just spent a half hour look at pictures of the islands to see if I have a match.

Don't personally think it is Maho Bay, but I could be wrong. There isn't enough land beyond Lovango Cay in that direction and I would think you would see Congo to the right of Lovango.

It is fun to try to figure it out.
My apologies! It has been bugging me for some time. I feel like I have a picture taken from that very beach, but will have to dig it out of a box in the garage. I swear it looks just like the view from a beach in Red Hook, right around the corner from Latitude 18 on the southeast side of the bay. I worked for a small charter boat service there when I was 19 and would snorkel from that beach everyday. Couldn't that be St. John creeping into the right side of the image?

I also realize that there are probably 10,000 places that look just like that in the world. I'll see if I can't find that photo when I get home this evening.
__________________
DaBod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 13:38   #8
Registered User
 
Stumpkiller's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate NY
Boat: Pearson 31-2
Posts: 25
Re: Completely Random Question

The Dog Islands, BVI?
__________________
Charlie P. ('87 Pearson 31-2 #80 CATNAP)
Stumpkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 13:46   #9
Registered User
 
scook1's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois
Boat: McGregor venture 15 "IMP"
Posts: 506
Re: Completely Random Question

I am pretty sure that it is Ontario, Canada. But my eyes aren't great.
__________________
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
scook1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 14:17   #10
Registered User
 
DaBod's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Texas
Boat: None at the moment
Posts: 89
Re: Completely Random Question

This is so intriguing! I actually found a scanned copy the picture I was referencing from back in 1999. It's not overly helpful as the quality is poor and it may even hurt my case. However, by using Google Earth and placing the little Ground Level View man in the water just off the beach (where the photo was taken) in Muller Bay (adjacent to Redhook Bay), the view to the northwest looks very similar to the CF image.

I sure hope someone knows the answer!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Tuesday, April 11, 2006 (5).jpg
Views:	71
Size:	283.7 KB
ID:	64177  
__________________
DaBod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 14:23   #11
Registered User
 
Khagan1227's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Kansas City, MO
Boat: In the hunt again, unknown
Posts: 1,330
Re: Completely Random Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaBod View Post
My apologies! It has been bugging me for some time. I feel like I have a picture taken from that very beach, but will have to dig it out of a box in the garage. I swear it looks just like the view from a beach in Red Hook, right around the corner from Latitude 18 on the southeast side of the bay. I worked for a small charter boat service there when I was 19 and would snorkel from that beach everyday. Couldn't that be St. John creeping into the right side of the image?

I also realize that there are probably 10,000 places that look just like that in the world. I'll see if I can't find that photo when I get home this evening.
Upon further review, I'm 99.9% sure that picture was taken from the Bight Bay on Norman's Cay looking toward Tortola. The island behind the cat is either Flanagan or the East end of St. John's.
Khagan1227 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 14:44   #12
Registered User
 
Tim R.'s Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Portland, Maine
Boat: Caliber 40LRC
Posts: 604
Re: Completely Random Question

I would bet money that is vieques island, PR.
__________________
Tim R.
Our Carina is sold
1997 Caliber 40LRC
TKR on a Boat Website
Tim R. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 15:48   #13
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Re: Completely Random Question

Somewhere close to a Moorings' or a Sunsail's base, huh?

b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-07-2013, 16:29   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sailing the Caribbean
Boat: Switch 51
Posts: 1,498
Re: Completely Random Question

I don't know where it is and its a cool pic, but the one that opens the Android CF app is very very nice.
__________________
SVNeko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2013, 05:07   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 24
Re: Completely Random Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaBod View Post
This is so intriguing! I actually found a scanned copy the picture I was referencing from back in 1999. It's not overly helpful as the quality is poor and it may even hurt my case. However, by using Google Earth and placing the little Ground Level View man in the water just off the beach (where the photo was taken) in Muller Bay (adjacent to Redhook Bay), the view to the northwest looks very similar to the CF image.

I sure hope someone knows the answer!
Nope not the same place, the land mass is different on the left, similar but different.
__________________

__________________
John_ZA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:48.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.