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March 2020

Leap Day in Hythe

Along the seashore

Today is leap day 2020.

We decided to head into Hythe and walk along the sea shore where the Hythe Ranges is located. Today and tomorrow there is no shooting! When the ranges are closed and the red flags are down the public can walk along the path.

We were expecting Storm Jorge to arrive with heavy rain and high winds. The wind was up but the rain held off

We parked by Fisherman's Beach. There are some boats left but on the shore they have built "luxury" apartments that started at £500k.

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With the reduction in the number of boats some of the equipment they used has begun to rust.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

From here we head east along the beach to the Ranges. With us was our dog, Reggie. The sea was quite rough and I tried to get some photos that showed that.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

Walk along the seashore with Storm Jorge.

It was bitterly cold in the wind. So after about half an hour we turned back and headed for the warmth of the car.

Sunday March 1st.

Today as the Ranges were closed and we thought the wind was not as strong, we went back to walk the sea shore path.

We decided to go to the third Martello along. This one is collapsed. It is so close to the sea that it has been undermined and started the fall apart. The towers are over 200 years old.

The round trip from the car was about 3.6 miles. We live about 600 yards from the sea, but between our house and the sea are the Ranges!!

I took some photos.

Collapsed Martello.

Collapsed Martello.

Collapsed Martello.

Collapsed Martello.

Collapsed Martello.

Collapsed Martello.

Collapsed Martello.

Collapsed Martello.

Back to work tomorrow. The Ranges are open for the next few weeks, so walks will be elsewhere.

Posted by InvictaMoto 08:41 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged martello Comments (0)

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