Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shipwrecked.....


Since way back in 1622 over fourteen hundred vessels have come to grief off the coast of WA. A treacherous coastline for ships not equipped to predict and navigate the reefs and wild weather every trip would have been a major ordeal back then. The wreck of the Centaur (really interesting link with the tragic tale as it unfolded) lies under seven to nine metres of water in the Marmion Marine Park on the south eastern side of Centaur Reef. Aimee and I pass this lookout every time we do the coast walk, but it was only when P and I passed this way on Sunday, with the crazy wild weather that it seemed exactly the right time to take these shots and imagine what it must have been like back in 1874 when the Centaur with it's load of lead ore (that wouldn't have helped) hit the reef and started to sink. Luckily all aboard survived, but I bet they got a lot wetter than I did when taking these shots! Happy Thursday, keep dry and stay safe. p.s. I wonder if the builders of the Centaur made an unwise decision to have a male bust figurehead....just saying!

26 comments:

  1. fabulous shot, thanks for getting out there to snap and share it with us

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  2. Great shots as always, Grace!! Hope you didn't get too wet! Having been born and raised in the middle of this country, I have a sense of awe about the water and ships! I can't imagine living anywhere these days that I couldn't at least spend some time near the water!! Hope your week is going well!

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  3. What a wild and windy moment you had there - I love the watery shots! I'm always fascinated by the folks who braved the unknown back in the day, especially the treacherous oceans. Off to read the link now!:)

    (Thanks so much for mentioning the Hawaii site, such fun to find others connected to the islands! I changed my pace of life after becoming a Hawaii 'expat,' for sure :)

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  4. Love these shots! Love the rain. Beautiful capture Grace.

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  5. They were brave people who sailed those ships in the days before electronic aids!

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  6. Lol, of course a woman would have made a difference! It's a nice way to have people remember.

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  7. You have some very bad weather there. I like your quote about the male bust figurehead. That must have been caused the disaster fo sure!

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  8. Fourteen hundred sounds to be a lot but even now ships still run aground, in spite of them being more controllable and loaded with high tech navigation aids.

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  9. Nice that it ended up in a marine park, for use by divers. We have lots of wrecks on our coast also, mostly not accessable, so they've sunk a few old navy ships to make artifial diving reefs. Not quite the same cachet.

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  10. What a beautiful and simple memorial. You were right, the rainy weather sets the perfect atmosphere for these photos.

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  11. Great idea to photograph this memorial in the wild and wooly weather. PS I'm sure it was the male bust figurehead that was responsible.

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  12. J'ai remarqué qu'il y a souvent des sculptures étranges sur les quais. C'est intéressant et ça permet de commenter.
    Bonne journée Gracie!

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  13. that second, water-soaked shot is so rich. i think you're onto something regarding the figurehead.

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  14. Hola, muy buenas tardes amiga, ¿qué tal estás por estos lugares? Espero que maravillosamente bien al igual que tu interesante blog. He disfrutado de unas cuantas de tus entradas y me han parecido muy entretenidas, enganchan al bloguero. Tienes un espacio/ blog muy recomendable y te doy la enhorabuena por ello, espero que sigas creciendo y que no lo abandones. Seguiré visitando tu blog para ver las restantes entradas y las nuevas que subas. Te deseo muchísima suerte y espero que pronto subas un nuevo post con el que nos sorprendas.

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  15. Your sweet face appears in the comments of many of the photo blogs I follow. So now is the time to visit you in Perth, a very long, long distance away. Lovely collection. I'll be back :).

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  16. Love the wet walk. I like to see things like this and imagine what it would be like "back then". With all the water, I imagine it was like you were really there:)

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  17. The weather was bad but your shots are nice and I liked the history. Wish you a nice week end.
    Cheers.
    Erika

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  18. You have captured the ambiance beautifully Grace!

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  19. Terrific shots, Grace!

    There's a superstition about male figureheads on ships?

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