Well people were in the right kind of area for this piccie:
(I guess the water gave it away)
Old Kitty said... “A handlebar from a boat!?”
It is boat related, but it isn’t on a boat. 50%
Linda G. said... “I think that might be part of a huge steering wheel for a boat.”
Nope (see above) 50%
Marcy said … “I think that is metal painted white, beginning to rust, maybe a metal railing but on land”
It is metal, white, beginning to rust and on land but it isn’t a railing. 50%
“As to WIIW, I'm stumped. I'm thinking that it could be a steering wheel on a boat. But what is Al up to on a rusty boat, I wonder and where was he on said vessel to be able to take the pic? The stretch of water has the look of an inlet or sound so the metal could be a railing on land or a pier. Do you have piers in Oz? Sorry for blathering on...”
Well I am not quite sure how to answer that Christine, it is on land or strictly on a jetty. We tend to use the word jetty in Oz. Piers like the Brighton Pier etc are well and truly extinct on Oz. We only tend to have the more functional kind left. I guess all that hard work (or blather) deserves 60%.
Which brings us to the person who has hit the answer on the head:
Susan said... “maybe part of a frame for hanging a dinghy beside a pier?”
Well that is worth 100%
The piccie is of a davit for launching a row boat.
This piccie was taken at the Low Head Pilot Station at the mouth of the Tamar river in Tassie.
The pilot station is still functional but the pilots go out to the ships on somewhat more substantial vessels these days.