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Kakapo Wreck by Berecca Kakapo Wreck by Berecca
Skeleton of the ship Kakapo - wrecked on Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town, 26 May 1900.

The Kakapo left Cape Town for Sydney on a misty night. Captain Nicolaysen saw Chapman's Peak and thought it was Cape Point. He turned sharp east but instead of cruising into False Bay he "parked" his boat on Noordhoek Beach.
The Slangkop Lighthouse (see [link]) has prevented such mishaps from recurring since 1918.

Captain Nicolaysen ploughed so deep into the dune that his crew could step out of the boat without getting their feet wet! Today horse riders and visitors to Noordhoek Beach explore the skeleton of his boat.
The Kakapo shipwreck is one, of what must be very few, completely visible shipwrecks in the world...

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4me2b Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008
Wow, what an amazing piece! fantastic shot!
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sunhorse-creations Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Interesting History :)

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"Sunhorse" :)
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Berecca Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
:popcorn: thanks for :+fav:!
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sunhorse-creations Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Y:)u are very, very Welc:)me Sweetie:)

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i invite you to check out my website, i'd be honoured :)


"Sunhorse" :)

If you do, please sign my Guest book :)

Great quote- too many things and not enough hands:)
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Blingg Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Beautiful image.
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Berecca Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Thanks! I appreciate it!
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aliveruka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007   Photographer
great shot! :D
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Berecca Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Thanks again! And thanks for the :+fav:s!
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