Homebush Bay Wreck - SS Ayrfield by DashTravels

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Homebush Bay is best known as the home of the Sydney Olympics. Prior to then it had an industrial focus including ship breaking. The SS Ayrfield sits directly behind a block of apartments along a marked path.

Featured by Hard Rubbish – March 2011
Featured by Everything Ends – July 2011
Top Ten – “Rust” Challenge – August 2011
Featured by Australia at Large – January 2013
Featured by Time Worn – April 2013
Second Place – “Boats/Ships – Rusty, Crusty & Falling to Bits” Challenge – May 2013
Second Place – “Abandoned transportation” Challenge – August 2013
7,370+ views – December 2014

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I enjoy travelling, sightseeing and iconic Australian landscapes, locations and artefacts. My images reflect things that I see which I want to remember and share with others. People enjoy my images so I decided to share them with a wider audience and see where things lead. If you would like to use my artwork for a worthy cause then drop me a line (dash789@bigpond.com). I have a vast collection of Australian travel images and can compile calendars to suit your theme/purpose.

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  • waddleudo
    waddleudoalmost 4 years ago

    OMG! (Oh my god!) This is the best image I have EVER seen – and I’ve probably viewed millions by now!! Breathtaking! Great find and nicely composed! Wouldn’t it be great to go on board with your camera? Wish I could come with you on that outting! LOVE THIS!
    Cordially, Ellen

  • I’m glad you like it. I also went out at sunrise one morning to try and get the morning glow but as the sun came up it was overcast and the colours weren’t there. I hope to get hold of a kayak one day and take some shots of this and the other wrecks from different angles.

    – DashTravels

  • waddleudo
    waddleudoalmost 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! When you get that kayak – bring a grappling hook and ladder! LOL!
    Cordially, Ellen

  • Diego  Re
    Diego Reover 3 years ago

    Obviously this caught my attention because of the trees growing out of a rusty boat. What a great capture!

  • Thanks. I only found out about the wrecks last year after having lived in Sydney’s west since 1998. I was surprised that these were just down the road and in the middle of Sydney Olympic Park. It makes you wonder what else is out and about; things like old power stations, derelict industrial sites, etc.

    – DashTravels

  • donnnnnny
    donnnnnnyover 3 years ago

    good NGLE OF VIEW MAte i like this very much

  • Thanks. I’m contemplating another attempt at a sunrise shot.

    – DashTravels

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 3 years ago

    I’ll have to check this out one day. It looks interesting. Nice shot.

  • It’s great. If you look on the satellite view of Google maps for SS Ayrfield you will see the wrecks plus this site has the history of them.

    – DashTravels

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsover 3 years ago


  • Thanks. I was hoping to attempt another sunrise shot later this week but it’s not looking good for sun. I might have to wait a bit longer.

    – DashTravels

  • Matt Roberts
    Matt Robertsover 3 years ago

  • donnnnnny
    donnnnnnyover 3 years ago

    I know this boat, looks like a big iron flower pot
    cheers don

  • That’s one way to look at it.

    – DashTravels

  • iamnirak
    iamnirakover 3 years ago

    I love the way the plants are growing out of it. Its nice when mother nature just takes over. Great shot.

  • Thanks. Nature does ok against steel.

    – DashTravels

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellover 3 years ago

    Wow!! Im so jealous of you and this place! Its a photographers heaven! Thats such an unusual image, a forest growing out of a ship! Talk about an artificial island! Great image!! Instant fav!

  • It’s a great spot but not very well known. I stumbled upon it by accident.

    – DashTravels

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