When I first moved to the Southern Highlands I had heard stories about a steel-hulled yacht in Penrose State Forest. Until recently, I had long forgotten about it. I wanted to check the hashtag for SouthernHighlands and one of the images that popped up was a yacht in Penrose State Forest! I then commenced searching on-line for clues as to its possible location. Despite it being a geocache destination I could not find specific co-ordinates. However armed with a topographic map and cross-referencing various mentions on the web I thought I had narrowed down its location.
Inserting a way-point and a possible route into my GPS I set off with my daughter armed with our cameras to see if we could find it. Despite being reasonably confident that I was on the right track we arrived to an empty intersection. From published photos, this surely was the right place! We persevered up one trail and found two old wrecks. After a quick look we decided to continue our search. After back-tracking we continued down another track and how exciting it was to catch a glimpse of the yacht through the trees!
I am not sure the story behind why they yacht is in the forest in the first place. On the web there are various theories. Whatever the case, this is a large steel-hulled vessel that would require a significant amount of effort to get it there.
What is weird is that periodically it gets relocated!
If you can shed more light on this mystery I would love to hear from you.
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