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20 September 2017

Wordless Wednesday | Ship Wreck At Peck Lake, Florida





EDITOR'S NOTE: A few months ago as we were walking along the beach at Hobe Sound Wildlife Refuge in Florida, we came across a shipwreck. I wrote this post several weeks ago. Sadly, with the latest hurricanes (Maria and Irma) there are so many other boats that have been wrecked and washed up on shore. There are so many sad stories behind each shipwreck. It just makes our hearts break.

Wordless Wednesday is supposed to be about posting a photo(s) without any words. But, I'm a rule breaker, so here are a few words:

1 - We came across this ship wreck when we were walking along the beach at Hobe Sound National  Wildlife Refuge near Peck Lake.

2 - This is every sailor's worst nightmare.

3 - The boat has been stripped of everything of value. Not sure if it was by the owner or by someone else. 

4 - I wonder what happened? Was anyone hurt? Did the owner give up sailing for good or get another boat?

   
What words does this picture(s) bring to your mind when you look at it?

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28 comments:

  1. Oh, I smell a story! Get cracking, Ellen. :)

    Love the pics - the sky and water are so pretty, the wreck so desolate.

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    1. The photos are definitely good inspiration for a story. Problem is I'm not sure what the story is...yet.

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  2. Quite an eerie sight! Wonder how it ended up like that.

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    1. It's one of those mysteries I fear I'll never know the answer to.

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  3. Sad is what it brings to mind. Anyone with a boat knows the possibility of this happening is real. Sad.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ☺

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  4. wow- I agree with Sandee....very sad indeed. Poor boat.

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  5. I always wonder about all the abandoned boats. There's a ton of boats just sitting in the yard here. They looked bad last year and terrible this year. Good intentions (great sailing!) meet reality (work, money, other responsibilities) and the dream gets abandoned.

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    1. There are lots of abandoned boats at Indiantown, even ones with trees growing out of them. Makes me wonder why the owners continue to pay the monthly storage fees.

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  6. It does pose a lot of questions. And the potential for a story...

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  7. In light of all the tragedies unfolding in the islands and how many people have lost their boats, not to mention homes and livlihoods, what comes to mind is that I have no words.

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    1. I scheduled this post quite a while ago and forgot it was due to be published. Horrible timing on my part, especially given devastation Irma and Maria have brought to so many boats this year. :-(

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  8. It's sad, but that first shot is beautiful. I can see it in B&W and it pops.

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    1. I'll have to check out what the first picture looks like in B&W.

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  9. We have found old shipwreck items along the Great Lakes. It is interesting to think of the stories in each artifact. I hope things settle down at sea.

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    1. Hurricane season can't end soon enough this year. It's been a horrible season - so tragic for so many people.

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  10. We have seen quite a few wrecks during our cruising years, especially on reefs in the San Blas Islands (Panama) and the South Pacific. I try not to think too much about it. Many times these wrecks occur, because the skippers did not read their charts, or, the opposite, because they trust their electronic charts too much and don't compare them to the real world around them. Or, they go out in bad weather or when the sun is not high enough (or it is cloudy) to "read" the water and notice the reefs. Wrecks because of hurricanes, that is another story....

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    1. It gives you pause to realize that it could happen to anyone.

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  11. The words "lost dreams" comes to my mind when I see these pictures. Sad.

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    1. It's so sad to think of the lost dreams and hopes behind each shipwreck.

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  12. How sad. I hope the owner got the salvageable valuables off and that everyone survived. Be well!

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  13. How long do you think the boat had been there? Do you think it was pretty recent? Or had it been there a while?

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    1. You know, I'm not sure. I don't think it had been pretty recent, but not sure how long ago it happened.

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