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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 10:55 AM
Old Wreck uncovered in Bahia Asuncion


The hurricanes last fall carved out some of the old shipwrecks that had disappeared in the sand many years ago. Juan told me of a story that the elders told him when he was a child of a ship that had wrecked near Asuncion when they were just kids which would make that wreck over 100 years old.

Juan saw some metal sticking up when he was fishing the other day and marked it on his GPS. So he went to investigate yesterday and found it! The engine is huge and only about 50 meters off the beach so you can snorkel around it.




He said there were lots of fish and lobsters around it so we marked the spot with this cool rock so others can visit it. Hopefully it will be around awhile longer. There are 2 more in the area we want to investigate too which have also appeared.



It was pretty rough so I stayed on the beach and found some of the wrecks pieces like this chunk of wood and a piece of metal.









the sunset was sweet last night in the little cove beside our Inn.





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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 10:58 AM


A great find, and an incredible sunset!
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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 11:07 AM


Great find Shari! I hope Juan or you find a Spanish Galleon with a treasure chest someday!!



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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 12:41 PM


I was thinking this old motor must have been one of the first early diesel engines as ships didnt start using them till the early 1900's. Juan wants to see if he can clean off some of the metal with a wire brush to get a better look at it.



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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 01:26 PM


Thanks. Every day's an adventure. I think you all have already found the treasure.:D
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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 02:48 PM


When I first read the title I thought you were talking about a Baja Nomad you found.:biggrin:



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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 02:51 PM


That is awesome Shari! Fun stuff!



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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 04:24 PM


We thought the same thing. Looks like an old hatch?


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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 04:42 PM


that is very cool....anther wreck we must look into! Arrrrrgh Matey. Juan will know what this one is as it's closer to his home.



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[*] posted on 1-16-2015 at 07:09 PM


what a find!



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[*] posted on 1-17-2015 at 09:29 AM


Wow, interesting!



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[*] posted on 1-18-2015 at 07:00 AM


that's another reason to visit :light:



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