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7 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

Winner! 🙂 Great job on the colours! 😉 

We were there last year (not on a cruise) and the setting, especially the lower road along the harbour (harbor for my American friends) is still pretty fresh in my mind.

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25 minutes ago, ScottishMaid said:


Mystery Island ? Fiji or Vanuatu?


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Not Mystery Island, which we missed because of weather.  We've been several places in Fiji, but this wasn't one of them.

 

Hint -- think further east than all the guesses so far.  What I remember most was the stark quality of the bright, white sunlight that day.

 

BTW, DW asked why I was checking my computer every 20 minutes or so, and when I explained, she said, "Oh, so basically you are playing Pictures With Friends."  Well, when you think about it, yeah.

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1 hour ago, RetiredMustang said:

 

Not Mystery Island, which we missed because of weather.  We've been several places in Fiji, but this wasn't one of them.

 

Hint -- think further east than all the guesses so far.  What I remember most was the stark quality of the bright, white sunlight that day.

 

BTW, DW asked why I was checking my computer every 20 minutes or so, and when I explained, she said, "Oh, so basically you are playing Pictures With Friends."  Well, when you think about it, yeah.

 

Love it 😂

And don’t you hate it when you miss one you know cause you’re not on!  

@Copper10-8love that you’re bilingual 💕

 

Moorea?  

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1 hour ago, RetiredMustang said:

 

Not Mystery Island, which we missed because of weather.  We've been several places in Fiji, but this wasn't one of them.

 

Hint -- think further east than all the guesses so far.  What I remember most was the stark quality of the bright, white sunlight that day.

 

BTW, DW asked why I was checking my computer every 20 minutes or so, and when I explained, she said, "Oh, so basically you are playing Pictures With Friends."  Well, when you think about it, yeah.

 

Well in that case, we're talking French Polynesia; how 'bout Rangiroa? 

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8 minutes ago, bennybear said:

 

Love it 😂

And don’t you hate it when you miss one you know cause you’re not on!  

@Copper10-8love that you’re bilingual 💕

 

Moorea?  

 

English is my second language, after all, eh 😉 

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10 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

Well in that case, we're talking French Polynesia; how 'bout Rangiroa? 

 

I'm not sure about the French Polynesia bit, but not Rangiroa.  To paraphrase Crosby Stills and Nash in "Southern Cross" by the time we hit this port, we had already done the "downhill run to Papeete", and when we left this port, we found that "off the wind on this heading lie the Marquesas."

 

More clues:

 

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Dave

 

 

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3 hours ago, RetiredMustang said:

This may be a little tougher, although the HAL cruisers on CC have been a LOT of places.  Maasdam is anchored in the lagoon of a tender port.  Which one?

 

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Dave

 

How's about Taiohae, Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas?

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8 minutes ago, Quartzsite Cruiser said:


Dravuni Island, Figi

 

Nope, a bit of misdirection on my part.  We did miss Mystery Island, but on a different cruise than on the one I took the photo of Maasdam in the lagoon.  BTW, here is a photo of Maasdam I took from the top of the peak in Dravuni Island:

 

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Dave

 

 

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3 hours ago, RetiredMustang said:

This may be a little tougher, although the HAL cruisers on CC have been a LOT of places.  Maasdam is anchored in the lagoon of a tender port.  Which one?

 

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Dave

 

Oh wait, a light just came on; Tabuaeran/Fanning island, Kiribati

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