Cabrits National Park and Fort Shirley


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Published: February 2nd 2010EDIT THIS ENTRY

The old fortifications and buildings in the park continue to fascinate me. We walked up the ramp towards the fort then carried on straight on into the woods. There were hermit crabs and lizards everywhere.

Descending to the north side of Cabrits you come across the surreal picture of nature swallowing up the old Douglas Bay Battery. Cannon are laying where they were left 150 years ago and Fricus trees extend their roots around and through the old stone walls. A fabulous experience every time we visit.

On the way back we walked up to the old Commandants quarters and on to the restored fort. Fort Shirley has been carefully restored but doesn’t hold the fascination of the ruins in the jungle. The views over Prince Rupert Bay are great and there is a magnificent Mango tree to sit under and relax.


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