📍🌏 Around two years ago I was on the world's largest sand island, K'gari, in Australia.
Words can't really do it justice but, something along the lines of 'pure magic' would be best suited. It's full of raw, wild beauty and fascinating stories around every corner. 🚢 Just like this one - the SS Maheno. She was originally an Ocean Liner, operating between New Zealand and Australia 1905-1935.
Interestingly, she was also used as a hospital ship by NZ Naval Forces during World War One, playing a key role in the Gallipoli campaign for the wounded ANZAC troops.
At the end of her commercial life in 1935 she was purchased by Japanese shipbrokers and set off from Sydney, being towed by a huge steel cable. But it seems the ol' girl didn't fancy it. Caught in a freak cyclone about 50 miles off shore, the cable snapped and, with her propellers removed, she ended up drifting. Disappeared from sight.
Fast forward a good 80 odd years and there's not much of her left now. She ran aground on K'gari and has been here ever since, slowly sinking in to the sand.
It makes for one of my favourite drone pics I've ever snapped.