How the 102-Year-Old Ship from WW2 Became the Floating Forrest

Whenever we see an old or abandoned place, we quickly think it sucks. We just simply judge based on its looks. However, this one from Homebush Bay in Sydney begs to differ. It’s a living proof that an abandoned place can grow into something beautiful.

The 102-year-old ship from the 20th century became a tourist attraction and earned the name Floating Forest. It’s originally called SS Ayrfield, which was left after the forces deemed it unusable. It has some fully grown mangrove trees on it, making the 1,140-tonne ship a mind-blowing lush flora.

The SS Ayrfield originally served as a collier between Sydney and Newcastle. It was used to transport supplies to the American troops situated in the Pacific Ocean. In 1972, it was brought to the Bay to be dismantled. But the operation eventually stopped and the resources were cut. This forced the workers to cease the restoration of the wrecking ship.

The SS Ayrfield was just one of the many ships during World War 2 that was left there to decay. Fortunately, as the time passed by, it became a tourist spot. All manners of trees and plants grew from inside.

Check out the beauty of the Floating Forrest below!

The Floating Forrest in Homebush Bay
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Floating Forrest in the Homebush Bay
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Floating Forrest of Homebush Bay
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Floating Forrest of Homebush Bay
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Floating Forrest of Homebush Bay
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Floating Forrest of Homebush Bay
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So, what do you think about Sydney, Australia's Floating Forrest? Let us know in the comments below!

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