Off the West coast of Signy
is a ship wreck, of the Norwegian whaling ship the
Tioga. All that is left is the boilers and cylinders
that emerge from her shallow resting place at low tide.
In the 1930's Signy used to to be a whaling station
so on this occasion, the ship wrecked sailors had a
refuge to retreat to and a way out of their predicament,
but I wonder what kind of a time they had in wrecking
their ship and the subsequent months before they managed
to get back home.
No - that's not a mermaid
on the boiler, just a hairy-arsed Fid in a boating suit
waiting for his mate (me) to "get the grips in" and
then pick him up again.