The Wreck of the Black Rose

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Wed 26 Jun 2019 23:57
The Wreck of the Black Rose 
 
 
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Such a beautiful afternoon as we left Boddam Island we headed on past Beez Neez and parked Baby Beez on the beach next to the wreck of a new catamaran, on delivery to Port Vila when she came a cropper on the reef – crew not on board at the time the weather changed quickly and dramatically in 2012.
 
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Quite a distressing sight.
 
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One hull and the middle bit, time to explore.
 
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Inside – little left. Outside – a crumpled shell.
 
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Bear carried on exploring, I took to the water following the mast and beyond. Passing the inner reef coral, then over sand.
 
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Lots of angelfish and a few pipes.
 
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A little further more wreckage.
 
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I followed some bigger fish.
 
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Then came one of the engines.
 
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Chromis on guard near their home.
 
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A big, fat slug and a shy, heavily camouflaged chap.
 
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Oooo and then a toilet.
 
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A bit I didn’t recognise and then a chunk of a side wall. Judging by the distance between here and what is left of the wreck on the beach (about three hundred feet) – things had happened fast.
 
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Rejoining Bear, we stood by the mast and looked across to the next island........
 
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Ile Yakamaka the other side of a shallow, narrow, quite choppy bit of water.
 
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Looking seaward, we bimbled to the sand spit where I bent to touch what I thought was a fallen crab......until it ran off at top speed. Bear giggled, I swore.
 
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Back to the wreck for a final look, I tried to imagine the force it took to rip through and split this joint.
 
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A very big girl........and to end up like this.......
 
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.......called Black Rose. 
 
 
ALL IN ALL SO SAD
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