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Paleolithic rock shelter.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

HARTY FERRY BIRD RESERVE CIRCULAR WALK

High res Spy satellite pic of walk click to enlarge you might see as going in the pub
Lord Brabazon in the French imported aircraft at Leysdown

The main view of the aircraft at muswell manor before WW1 with Rolls and Royce,Orville Wright and the Short bros present



Your local Member of Parliament ejecting wisdom from the rear end


The view of the location of the first flight by a powered aircraft in England




The Chain link??,probably worth lots of money as scrap(if you could move it)

Must be HQ steel as there is no corrosion despite being immersed in brine





Shell Ness Beach ,so called cos its got wall to wall shells



A day that started at -4 C but thankfully no wind at all.with 6 walkers

Very sunny and very clear skies.Perfect walking weather.

We parked at Muswell Manor and strted along the sea wall to Shellness.

Startlingly,we could hear a heavy marine diesel throbbing across the Thames ,but the nearest ship was about 20 miles away.This seemed to ba a characteristic of the icy cold still weather and gave a ducting effect to the sound.As we later heard fishing vessels very loudly but could only see them on the horizon.

We carried on past the empty nudist beach to Shellness and encountred a massive chain link(from an anchor)buried in the sand(see photo)A Jack Russell terrier joined us and made friends shyly after about 10 minutes.After about a mile he set off home again.

We saw Marsh Harriers hunting,loads of Pheasants and Partridges and lots of Oyster catchers.

We arrived at the Harty Inn at about 12.45 it was warm ,but the meal at £8 was a bit of a joke for a Kent Frozen Food pie with a hint of salad and about 8 chips on the plate.

We will not be going back there again as they have priced themselves out of our budget.

Back towards Harty Church and along the concrete roads(a joy)Still no wind and very bright sunshine.After about 8 or 9 miles we had returned to the cars ,where we said our farewells,and will meet up again next week.




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Video Clip of the Usual suspects,who should have been at home with a rug on their knees,not getting up to mischief like schoolboys




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