|Anchored off Main Bay, Trimouille Is.|
|Next bay along.|
Next day we set out to find ground zero, I’d seen pictures of an obelisk landmark before, and hiked inland to find the trail Kliff (from Power Ready Spirit II) said to have seen on google earth. Well, no trail to be found, but we did find heaps more bits of HMS Plym and a concrete bunker, with breathing chimneys, periscope tubes and a rear entrance, only 1km from ground zero. Churchill must have wanted some unlucky saps are to be encased in there during the blast..
We found the ground zero obelisk, took the obligatory pictures, then had lunch on the beach. The hike back was possible down the coast over the rocky shore, where the cliffs had collapsed into rubble, presumable, no definitely, from the first blast on HMS Plym, as cliffs on other islands have their overhangs and no rubble. The wild life, as usual, was plentiful. Stingrays and a shark plus a couple “transitional” types, shark body with stingray type wings on the head. Isn’t evolution amazing? We covered almost 10km that day and earned a good night’s sleep.
|Bits of a plane in the middle of the island.|
|Big end from a ship's diesel?|
|Concrete bunker 900m from ground zero, with rear entrance now|
full of sand.
|Shark lagoon cruising.|
|Deck structure from HMS Plym. Landed almost 2km|
from the blast site.