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An anchor from barque Marie Gabrielle sits upon the rocks at Wreck Beach on the Otway Coast of Victoria, Australia. The ship was lost On 25 November 1869 while carrying a cargo of tea from Foochow China to Melbourne Australia, all hands survived.

Taken with a Canon 450D using a Tamron 10 – 24mm lens -
Shutter – 1/8
Aperture – f22.6
FL – 10mm
ISO – 100
Taken in Monochrome.
As Is from the camera

(logo image © A.Kitchingman)
LLMPG Co-Founder Andrew S


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  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sover 2 years ago

    The anchor sits where it fell, a witness to time and tide
    It has its own story to tell, for those who will abide
    A story of an end, of pain and of loss
    But the anchor stays alone to fend, not knowing of the cost
    All onboard that barque that day, thrown into the deep
    In the water there to stay, to bob and to steep
    The anchor didn’t seem to care, the work for it was done
    Of the struggle it was unaware, the race for it was run
    All around as the wind did blow, the toll began to rise
    Against the waters ebb and flow, survival was the prize
    The anchor sat as the water boiled, the sea it did change hue
    For life they fought and toiled, though survivors may be few
    The battle was quite short, the victor was the sea
    The crew did as were taught, what loss would be would be
    Its ship now gone the anchor sat, no movement to contain
    Upon the rock shelfs mossy mat, a relic to remain
    Survivors now had made the sand, the captain and his men
    Gathered around in a tight knit band, rescue would come but when
    The crew had all made it out, it was a miracle to see
    The cargo though had lost the bout, and the cargo here was tea.

  • joak
    joakover 2 years ago

    great wee story and even better shot magic stuff mate

  • Thank for that mate, it was worth the hike in as it was a beautiful spot

    – Andrew S

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesover 2 years ago

    Awesome work all round, and how about those 366 steps……

  • Thank T, as for the steps “STEEP” comes to mind (but worth the pain

    – Andrew S

  • JulieKing
    JulieKingover 2 years ago

    Great shot, and interesting background! :)

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 2 years ago


  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    superbly captured.

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenover 2 years ago

    Great shot and interesting history!

  • andy551
    andy551over 2 years ago

    Awesome presentation!…stunning image !

  • Dan Mihai
    Dan Mihaiabout 2 years ago

    Very nice perspective! Scene looks great in b&w!

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