Ha Ha Oldfarts, your a tricky one. The Bloody Davernports where the worst i'd tackled, but your hint about the west got me thinking about a rotten trip i had out from Meekathurra to see MOUNT AUGUSTUS, WA's Ayres rock so they said, can't find the pics from then cos they arn't on the computer, there slides which is what i used before digital. I'll give up after this try, memories not as good as it use to be. Sheppo
;D told you it was easy. ;D Smiley it is Broome, with an E. It is not Broome harbour, it's Roebuck Bay. if you crack it for the king tides you can see all 15 of them. O,F the 2 round things are the engines, not the Signa. Sheppo
Sure Don R, This is what i was told, probably be able to Google it. During the war 15 sea planes landed in Roebuck Bay loaded down with refos from Indonesia, mostly woman and children. Before they could be unloaded a flight of Japs came over and sunk the lot with much loss of life. Most of the planes were Catalinas , some where Dutch planes i think like the one pictured can't remember, anyway they where left where they lay and at extremely low tides you can walk out to them. Most of the planes have corroded to bits but there are other bits of alloy that you can rub back to a high shine, amazing really. I have other pics of these, in this one i put up you can distinctly see the engines one, on each wing. If you time it right you can also see the moon coming up over the Mudflats which they call "Stairway to the Moon", the light from the rising moon hits the little mud ripples and looks just like a stairway to the moon. When that is on thats when you can walk out to some of the wrecks.
Post by Don Ricardo on Oct 13, 2011 22:14:08 GMT 10
Thanks for the explanation and the additional photos. I did hear the story about the Catalinas when we were in Broome, but I didn't realise that there were still sections of the planes around. When I looked at your first photo I though maybe it was a part of a ship, but from what you've told us I can now readily see it's part of a plane.
i remember, i got sucked in by you again O.F. I got to thinking maybe it's in your old neck of the woods, then it hit me of corse, it's at Streaky Bay. SA. Your right Smiley thats a great little spot. There's a bloke just down the road from there who has a complete collection of Hit and Miss engines made by the one company i think it was Blackburn. Sheppo
Funny that you have put up a photo of Murphy's Haystacks as that was the other one I was thinking of putting up instead of Streaky Bay. You're right I don't know your latest photo but would love to see it, guess I will have to go on another trip. Smiley
Sorry bloody puters playing up. Big kel your spot on. Derby it is. Amazing how high the tides are there. ;D Got a tuff job today. Driving my mates 57 Chev Wedding car all arvo and get paid for it, would have done it for free.
;D Geez thanks Bigkel, it will take a little patience with the bucket but we all get there in the end so good luck. Ok now i know some of you guys have been to this city on your travels, b u t did you go here. This was built during the war as the town was thought to be next to be bombed after Darwin had been hit.