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The Forgotten Jetty | by Daniel Sallai
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The Forgotten Jetty

I was Google Earthing some possible pier locations within a reasonable driving distance of me the other night and found a gigantic old pier just over an hours drive away. It was so big it looked like an old dock and the satellite view showed parts of it where destroyed. I knew there was a Aviation Museum at the small airport it was adjacent to but didn't know anymore about it. I was a little bit lost as to why I couldn't find a single Image of such a beautiful old dock anywhere on the Internet though..

I set off anyway pulling up on the coast nearby to go for a walk along the beach. I arrived by a huge fence at the shore that lead about 50 metres into the ocean just a couple of hundred metres from the dock with a sign reading "Trespassers will be Prosecuted!" Usually this doesn't worry me but the fact it stated it was an Air force Base kind of made me think twice about attempting to climb it.

I refused to admit defeat so I headed round the entrance to ask somebody what I could do to get permission to photograph it.

Ironically I pulled up next to a giant sign almost the size of my car stating "Strictly no Photography." I was greeted by a rather friendly Gaurd. He was nice about the whole thing but said there was no chance and warned me that people have been caught trying to get on the pier before and have been awarded a $37,000 fine.

I settled with the remnants of this jetty less than a few hundred metres away.

 

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Taken on July 11, 2014