Shipwreck Carcasses Strewn Around the Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [Gallery]
by Mike Richard
They lie on the rocks like the carcasses of strange, beached sea creatures. Hulking wrecks of metal, tossed up by the ocean, slowly disintegrating in the wet, salty sea air. The water behind them may look calm in these photographs, but don’t be fooled: this is one of the world’s most dangerous coastal stretches for ships – as indicated by the broken relics that litter the shoreline or lie beneath the waves.
Check out this excellent, historical photo gallery of shipwrecks along the Cape of Good Hope (via Environmental Graffiti).
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About the Author
Vagabondish founding editor, Mike Richard, is a Rhode Island native, professional web designer and travel junkie with an unhealthy addiction to backpacking, hiking and seeing the world. He enjoys knit hats, small, declarative sentences and speaking in the third person. His professional credits include "Woman's World magazine contributor" and having once been interviewed by Tyra Banks (seriously).