Breaking wave in Mackerel Bay near the Clan Stuart

Friday photo: Mackerel Bay (1)

Breaking wave in Mackerel Bay near the Clan Stuart
Breaking wave in Mackerel Bay near the Clan Stuart

The wreck of the SS Clan Stuart is in an area marked on the charts as “Mackerel Bay”. It doesn’t look like a bay to me; even on a map, the arc of the coastline in that area is almost imperceptible. I wonder whether it was more pronounced 100 years ago. Here’s the beach at Mackerel Bay after a storm, with a big swell. That wave can make getting in and out at the Clan Stuart dive site very tricky.

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Clare

Lapsed mathematician, creator of order, formulator of hypotheses. Lover of the ocean, being outdoors, the bush, reading, photography, travelling (especially in Africa) and road trips.

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