|Hmm...sailor's warning.Not comfy!|
|Hot cup of coffee on the go in our sailing cup|
|Port Essington views with that amazing"red"coloured soil|
|Stop - Victoria Ruins|
It was the site of an early attempt of the British to start trade with Asia much like Singapore. It now exists as a remote series of ruins of what is now left of the idea. Interesting as all that has happened in the 1800's.
We decided to visit what is known as the Victoria Ruins.With our calculations it was going to be a 4 hours round trip ( Port Essington is verly long indeed ).So why take 3 boats when we could have more fun on one not to mention the depth issue.We need more water on Cognac than a catamaran.So we all assembled on "Night Moves" again and off we went.
|View from the edge|
|We walked all the way up to that edge...|
and have not realised that we stood on the edge
The ruins were larger that we expected. There were many separate buildings scattered around over a reasonably large area.There were private houses a hospital nurses quaters a store couple of wells cemetery and much more.
|We wondered about the fireplaces...|
Would one ever need one here?
|From memory that was part of hospital|
|We walked trough this part very very quickly...croc land|
|Convict markings on bricks|
|Customs helicopter looking over us|