It wasn’t a volley but a single gunshot…
…fired from this barrel…
…which was mounted in this gun emplacement
which was the first allied shot fired in World War I.
Recently I posted a photo taken near the
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse looking over
to this side…Point Nepean.
Getting rid of the rubbish.
A fire dancer in the
United Arab Emirates.
The 100 year reenactment of firing
the First Shot of World War I at Point Nepean
My Grandfather was part of the original Gun Crew.
My contribution for this week’s challenge…
This week’s photos were taken in July and August 2014July weather is usually cold, wet and miserable.
However last July these swans and the bay in general
looked anything but winter.
for an outdoor commemoration of firing the
First Shot of World War 1, last August.
ideal day for a family gathering…to remember.
This stretch of water is the infamous
at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay.
It looked anything but dangerous on a
winter morning in August last year.
On December 17, 1967, our then Prime Minister, Harold Holt,
went for a swim at Cheviot Beach.
He never returned or his body been found.
Last week was the first time I had ever seen this infamous beach.
Even on a calm, fine day the surf was rolling in from Bass Strait
The Point Lonsdale lighthouse marks the western side of The Rip.
All sea-born vessels need to negotiate this narrow and shallow stretch
of water which can be as shallow as 5 metres.
My school days memories tell me it was/is 6 fathoms deep.
Reefs projecting from the two points reduce the navigable width to about 1 kilometre .
Approximately twenty-five years later the gun on the left fired the first shot of World War 2.
Today, conducted with military precision, representatives of twenty countries, descendants of the gun crew, public and politicians, gathered and commemorated this event.
remember and honour their loved ones.
We do not want it to happen again.