Update April 12, 2021: Kirk Wagner wrote and said he had mixed up the photo location. “The photo was taken at Honeymoon Cove not Puerto Balandra. Sorry for the mix up.” – Kirk Wagner
When we wrote about the mystery surrounding Freedom‘s exact location at the time of the much-talked-about photo, we weren’t ready to commit to a location. But now …
Thanks, everyone, for playing; we have a winner!
We’ve since heard from Kirk Wagner, the sailor whose boat we’ve all been talking about, and Kirk told us where, and when, the photo was taken.
“The photo was taken on the beach in Puerto Balandra on Isla Carmen on Christmas Day, 2020.”
Of course, not every reader agrees — you can read about it in the comments — but we’re going to leave this question here and add it to the long list of disputed facts that make for interesting cocktail-hour conversation among talkative sailors.