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

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5 Comments

  1. Jessica August 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

    Sorry folks – the yacht has indeed gone. My parents are keen mountain bike riders and frequent these trails often. The local bikers have been tracking the yachts movements for a long time and they believe someone has been planning this for some time. The yacht was useless – unless of course you can see value in a solid lead keel, and the rest!! Its unfortunate, as it was a great feature but someone saw its value and had the means to move it. I’m sorry to say, but if you missed your opportunity to get your Titanic photo – (cue terrible pun) that ship has sailed!!

    • MKImages August 10, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

      thanks Jessica – I thought that was indeed the case…

  2. Leonie July 16, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Perhaps she is in a new forest?
    Someone must know something?

  3. Kim July 16, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    Wouldn’t you Noah it

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