Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Yanchep National Park.. The Ghost House.

 

I'm not sure how many km we walked before spotting all that is left of the 'ghost house' in Yanchep National Park abandoned to the surrounding bush many years ago. The Ghost House Walk Trail is one of the most popular of the trail walks in the park. The doorway all that is left of what I'm sure would have been an impressive home to one Louis Edward Shapcott (1877-1950). From civil servant to indispensable VIP, Yanchep National Park was his passion, an interesting biography if you click the link. Aimee added a stone to the small cairn atop the wall, I fear its shape will make it a challenge for the next person who wishes to add to it, or maybe not :) Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe..


19 comments:

  1. The remains of the house are intriguing. Great walk I bet!

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  2. Good photos of the remains of this house. Good find on your walk. Since the roof is gone, perhaps the ghosts have moved out as well.

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  3. If only old ruins could talk.

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  4. His lifetime encompassed so much fascinating history! Boggles the mind to think of it.

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  5. ...it sure is in a rugged setting.

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  6. There isn't much left and I hope it can remain as it is.

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  7. Dearest Grace,
    Still his memory is kind of preserved and how wonderful to have this national park still today!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. I've seen some old cabin, I wonder story behind them
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  9. Oh my goodness, these photos are just incredible, such a magical mystery ride this is! Not to forget the Ghost house and trail itself, is so interesting, and one I would take too!

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  10. Quite a life the man lead. Interesting ruins, too - here they fix it with modern buildings.
    Oh. Aimee! She sure created some challenge! 🤣

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  11. Nice photos Grace. I've never been to the Yanchep national park.

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  12. Must have been a very nice weekend retreat. Interesting story.

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  13. A door to nowhere in the woods.....

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  14. Wonderful place. Amazing pics.

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  15. It must be a tough ghost to hang out in such a tumble-down place!

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  16. That's a fascinating stop. Makes me wonder what the original home looked like.

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