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Wreck of the Carpentaria Light Ship by Marilyn Harris

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Wreck of the Carpentaria Light Ship

It took approx. 8kms of 4WDing along the beach to get to Vrilya Point where this ship wreck lies.
Had to let our tyres down to 16!

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Built in Scotland in 1926, the Carpentaria Light ship drifted from its position 52 miles west off Cape York during the monsoon season in the early 1980’s and was stranded on the west coast near Vrilya Point.

Vrilya Point, Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland.

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Retirement has made it possible for me to be more creative and what better way to enjoy being creative than photography!
I have been fortunate enough to have traveled throughout Australia, England, Ireland, Europe and Egypt, keeping my trusty camera with me at all times.


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  • AnnieD
    AnnieDabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant shot! Love the contrast of the colours here. Beautiful detail!

  • reflector
    reflectorabout 6 years ago

    A magical find and a stunning Crusty image !

  • Lesley  Hill
    Lesley Hillabout 6 years ago

    WOW ! This is a great shot Blossom! Cool rusty shot, just love it! Thanks for sharing!

  • Beth A
    Beth Aabout 6 years ago

    Fabulous shot, rusty colours have come up so well!

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosabout 6 years ago
    Perfect perspective on this wreck Blossom….has’nt been there for very long!!! *-)
  • elphonline
    elphonlineabout 6 years ago

    A great shot, interesting subject

  • © Karin  Taylor
    © Karin Taylorabout 6 years ago

    superb photography!

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 6 years ago

    Beautiful photo.

    KEITH R. WILL...about 6 years ago

    awesome shot

  • blamo
    blamoabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic find nature has created it’s own Abstract ………… well taken

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