A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Monday 27 February 2017

Alternative Facts

The sign says: " Welcome to Dicky Beach.  Dicky Beach is the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck." It goes on about sharp protruding objects and the need to take care, but it's that first sentence that worries me a lot.

Messers Andrew D Short and Brad Farmer in their book "101 Best Australian Beaches" for instance tell us that there are at least fifty beaches in Australia alone named after shipwrecks.

Which version of the truth should we believe.   I live here, and I'd like to believe it were true, I really would so perhaps I will cling to the definition of the word "recreational" and pretend that no other beach named after a shipwreck is "recreational".  It must be what it feels like to live in the USA and  voted for a President in good faith.....

Dicky Beach

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1 comment

William Kendall said...

Even peaceful waters can be rough in a storm, and particularly centuries ago, lots of ships went aground, and what's left of them got buried by sand. Beautiful shot!

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