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Paleolithic rock shelter.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

DOVER GUNS AND LANGDON SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY

FALCO PERIGRINUS,OUR PHOTOGRAPHER DID A GOOD JOB AGAINST ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE ODDS TO GET THESE PICS.A SECOND BIRD WHIZZED UP JUST IN FRONT OF US AND TURNED AND DIVED DOWN THE CLIFF,ALL OVER IN A FLASH!



PANORAMA
PANORAMA






TRACK OF WW2 GUN RAILWAY(THEY USED DIESEL SHUNTERS TO AVOID SMOKE)








THE SEARCHLIGHT POSITION LOOKING TOWARDS DOVER DOCKS (EASTERN)
A WRECK ON THE SEA BED AT LOW ISH TIDE
A BEACHCOMBER WHO SHOULD REALLY KNOW BETTER

FINDING OUR WAY TO THE SECRET STEPS DOWN TO THE BEACH

ST MARGARETS BAY IS REALLY QUITE NICE WITH A LITTLE TEA HUT THAT SERVES EXCELLENT CHIPS AND HAS TWO NICE LADIES IN CHARGE
SOME NICE OLD HOUSES IN THE VILLAGE,SOME OF THEM 250 YEARS OLD
WHERE THE RAIL TRACK CROSSED THE ROAD TO ST MARGARETS A PICE OF RAIL LINE USED AS A FENCE POST ( A DEAD GIVEAWAY)
THE BUSTLING DOCKS WITH IMMIGRANTS WHO HAVE PASSED THROUGH FRANCE TO GET TO THIS STONE SET IN A SILVER SEA ,THIS ENGLAND .
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THIS SHOWS(AFTER A FASHION)THE RAIL NETWORK TRACES AFTER WW2 OF THE LARGE GUNS ON DOVER CLIFF.LOOK AT CROP MARKS AND TREE AND HEDGE LINES.THE NETWORK WAS MUCH MORE EXTENSIVE THAN SHOWN
ALSO DOWN ON LANGDON BEACH AT THE FOOT OF THE CLIFFS IA A SEARCHLIGHT BATTERY POSITION
DOVER LANGDON BEACH>
Well,we Rv'd at the Caff by the Coastguard station and then set off up the valley to the farm at Guston,by the barracks.Over the A2 and on to the downs where we traced the route of the railway guns and i traced the route of a rabbit hole nearly breaking my leg.
We set off across the well marked path after the farm and after a couple of miles came to St Margarets village.We thought we would explore down on the beach this time and it was worth a visit.After our coffee break ,we set off up the Saxon shore Way to the South Foreland Lighthouse (Closed)and then along the famous cliff top.I,being ex Royal Observer Corps,was the first to spot a bird of prey and thought it was a sparrowhawk,but my comrades after binocular examination,decided it was a Perigrine Falcon and lo and behold there was a second one flying over the cliffs.We went down on to the beach via the tortuous path (the brave ones of us)
and then returned and made our way back to the car park.
Roast Beef Yorkshire Pudding Jersey potatoes,peas Carrots and Broccoli,and a glass of wine.
now I am ready to sleep
6 of us 9 miles 4.5 hours lots af argy-bargy

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