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Penrose Yacht Has Sailed Away

Recently there was a comment posted byLeonie to ask if I knew where the yacht had gone, as she recognised the locale from my photos. Today I thought I had better go and have a look. Although it has been nearly exactly one year since I photographed the mysterious yacht I found my way to the site with ease, as I had previously created a trail and way-point on my bushwalking GPS.

Yes the yacht was gone!

I got out of my car & had a quick look around, thinking that it is not the sort of thing you just pick up – especially this end of the forest with narrow tracks. I notice some drag marks & relatively fresh tracks, like some sort of excavator had recently been down one track. I head off slowly down the track, the gouge is pretty easy to follow.

You hardly have to be Hercule Poirot to deduct that something heavy has been skull-dragged along the edge of the track.

About 500m along there is a recently cleared area and from the tire-tracks I reckon this is where the yacht was put onto a low-loader.

I am disappointed I did not make the effort to re-shoot the yacht, as it is just so unusual. I guess that is a lesson – never put off til tomorrow, what you can do today…

If you have any further details I would love to hear from you.

 

Gouge marks on the side of the track

Gouge marks on the side of the track

Definitely something heavy has been skull-dragged along

Definitely something heavy has been skull-dragged along

Looks like low-loader tire tracks

Looks like low-loader tire tracks

Possible loading site?

Possible loading site?

All that remains is part of the handrail

All that remains is part of the handrail

#southernhighlands #Penrose #yacht

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