So it was finally the day of the big adventure....to kayak through the inlets of Tooradin to get to the Edwina May shipwreck....abandoned since the 1970's.
So much fun but unfortunately the mangroves were a force to be reckoned with when we got there....like quicksand.
That just means we get to do it again!
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Trinculo Ship Wreck Golden Beach
The 322-ton iron barque was built in Bristol England in 1858. It was stranded on African coast in 1871, and refloated and sailed to Melbourne in 1872 where James Patterson bought her. She sailed in ballast from King George Sound, Western Australia to Newcastle, New Souith Wales load coal with Captain Williams, Mrs Williams, a 6 month baby and crew of nine.
Trinculo met a heavy gale off Wilson’s Promontory and was forced onto a sandbank at Stockyard Hill on Ninety Mile Beach 40 kilometres of Lakes Entrance, near what is now Golden Beach, on 30 May 1879. A crew member Thomas Lefevre swam ashore with a logline, which allowed the ship’s company to get safely ashore. Captain Williams swam ashore with his baby on his back but he was dumped in the surf and the child was unconscious when he reached the beach. Mrs Williams was also unconscious when she reached the shore but she and the child recovered. There was no loss of life due to this wreck. Lefevre was awarded a silver medal for bravery by the Royal Humane Society.
Today the remains of the Trinculo wreck lay imbedded in the sands of the 90 Mile Beach and have become a relic of the past subject to the exposure of the weathering elements of sea and sun. #gippsland#goldenbeach#90milebeach#shipwreck#australia#photo#old#mustvisit#notfar#rusty#beach#gippslandhistory#thingstodo#placestovisit_victoria
I read that, and there it is. I have been in a #shipwreck . The #waves crash over me still. My heart is #broken and still here I am catching my breath #fighting the waves. Years go by and they do lessen but they never stop completely. #Loss effects all of us differently but it still effects us.♥