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Sailing is one of the top sports which features heavily in the London 2012 Olympics. It takes great precision and teamwork to master the seas and control a sailing boat. Sometimes high seas and terrible weather can overturn boats and ships. The wreckage left from these disasters sometimes stays under the water as a ‘shipwreck’. This happened more often in the old days when wooden ships were very common. Can you find the shipwreck in the Moray Firth?
The wreck is marked on your map. You will have to head towards the Canal turn right at the 2nd Monolith Viewpoint (the standing stone) towards the Moray Firth. Follow the path along the canal, cross over the railway – with an adult, not on your own - and look into the sea on your right.
Can you see the shipwreck? Look out for the wooden beams of the ship sticking out of the water.
There is little known about the shipwreck. Draw a picture of what you think the ship would have looked like in your Detective Log. Perhaps you’d like to the name the ship too?
Tip: If the water is high (at high tide) you may not be able to see the wreck. Can you imagine what it would look like.
This mission can take up to half an hour.
How many mph (miles per hour) can a boat or ship travel along the canal?
Complete this mission, answer this question, win The Games Explorer badge.
Discover Explore has been built by The Workshop. It is part of Discovering Places which is principally funded by the National Lottery through the Olympic Lottery Distributor
Discovering Places is delivered in partnership between The Heritage Alliance and London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Original artwork by Tom Morgan-Jones & The Geography Collective.