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WHERE AM I? Point of Sail


View the photo and clues below to pinpoint this location. Choose right and you could win a $100 BSA Supply Group gift card.


WITH THE FLICK of my wrist, turning the rudder, the sailboat’s bow changes direction and tacks to port. The jib sail fills first—helping the wind grab and pull the boat’s nose—and with a loud flap, flap, flap, woosh! wind fills the mainsail and our speed resumes. Executing a well-timed tack will


thrill even the most seasoned sailor. But from where I sit, the day’s steady cruising isn’t the only thing giving me pause. Lush green hills—and a distant snow-topped peak—rise out of a


48 SCOUTING ¿ MAY•JUNE 2013


patchwork of small islands, framing a steel-blue expanse. These relatively calm waters, pro-


tected behind a 300-mile-long island, act as a playground for more than just sailors. Kayakers, anglers, hikers, and even wildlife observers head to this area to explore. Spotting an empty inlet on the


nearest island—named after one of the world’s largest mammals—I decide it’s lunchtime: fresh, local crab sliders. Want a bite? I’d be glad to share. But you’ll have to tell me: Where Am I? ¿


DO YOU KNOW THE ANSWER? Enter our “Where Am I?” contest online at scouting magazine.org/WhereAmI. Or, send your thought along with your name and home address in a letter to Where Am I?, Scouting magazine, P.O. Box 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079. One entrant will be selected at random to receive a $100 gift card to the BSA’s Supply Group. The deadline is Friday, June 21. Find the winner and answer at blog. scoutingmagazine.org.


KNOW THE LOCATION? Submit your guess online at scouting magazine.org/WhereAmI.


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