It was a beautiful day here in Hobart today, what little of it that i saw it being a work day and all. Hopefully the weather will last for the weekend because i really need to head out and take some new photos!
Boathouses on the Beach at Taroona. It has been anything but beach weather here and i thought an opposite would be nice!
Filed under: Beaches, Hobart Port and Waterfront, water and beaches
The Jetty at Nutgrove Beach, Sandy Bay
At 10.40pm on Friday, October 7 1910, the river steamer Nubeena ran ashore on Cremorne Beach in a strong westerly wind. The vessel had left Koonya on the Tasman Peninsular earlier in the day with 18 passengers, assorted cargo and about 40 cattle. Although the Nubeena was badly damaged, no human lives were lost but the fate of the cattle is unknown. The night was cold and the passengers lit fires to keep warm and the ships blankets.
The next day, most of the passengers either walked for about two hours or were transported by horse-drawn vehicles to catch the early morning steamer from Bellerive to Hobart.
An enquiry was held by the Marine Board on 24 October 1910 found that the captain john Franklin left the bridge without giving clear instructions on the course to be steered and that the mate, Gordon Vickary, had mistaken Deslac’s Point for Slopen Island Point.
It is rumoured that many items from the wreck were “souvenired “ by locals and that some sections of the Nubeena were “recycled” in various buildings around the district.
All that now marks the spot of the Nubeena’s fate is the rusty old boiler in the sand.
I picked this photo because as well as this photo, I am also featuring a photo of a wreck on my other daily blog Bicheno Daily
Reflections at five Mile Beach. This photo was taken at lunchtime but thanks to the sun being so low in the sky, it looks a lot later in the day. Five Mile Beach is very shallow and when there is no breeze or wind, the water can be like a mirror like when i took this photo.