Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture
Originally Posted by tdw
I confess I had to check that myself. I knew it was Bare Island but didn't know the name of the fort .... imaginatively enough it is Bare Island Fort.
Forts Banks is on Cape Banks barely one nautical mile distant.
BIF was built against the possibility of the Russians invading NSW in the 19th century so it was absolutely pointless. Fort Banks was WWII era.
Interesting stuff. I've sailed past Botany Bay a couple of times and sailed on Botany Bay a couple of times and must have flown over Botany Bay hundreds of times... and yet never knew a Fort (or two!) was even there.
The things you learn on Sailnet..
From RFC 1925: "(3) With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead."