The Port Essington Bone Yard

One of the interesting things we saw on a pre-scouting trip to Port Essington was a “Boneyard”.  Hundreds of animal bones, mostly skulls and jawbones lying in amongst the pilings at low tide.  We did not see them on our trip last year as the tides were not at their lowest while we were there.  This year it looks like we will be exploring the the site while the tide is low and everyone will have a chance to see this eerie site.  I asked around to some historical experts and the best response was that the butcher shop was located out on one of the docks in this area and they just dumped the animal bones and skulls into the river.  I am still amazed that they are still around after almost 100 years.

The Bone Yard!
Bones spread out amongst the pilings