Return to Dungeness.

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We visited back in October to see the Lighthouses today we went for the beach. A promontory of shingle, Dungeness lies on a headland on the south part of Romney Marsh. A few fishing boats launch from the large shingle beach but evidence of a larger fleet in the form of rotting boats and disused rusting winches which once pulled them ashore remains. The coast here is surreal with once fisherman huts turn into luxury holiday homes many rebuilt in modern styles. The backdrop to this expanse of gravel is Dungeness Nuclear Power Station.

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Above link to my October visit.

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Shoreham Fort, in West Sussex, is situated on a promontory at the mouth of the River Adur it was also known as Kingston or Shoreham Redoubt, completed in June 1857. It was last used as a gun battery in WW2 when a battery of six-inch guns was erected on the fort

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We are lucky that a voluntary group has put much effort into maintaining and restoring the fort to ensure it is safe for the future.

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There are good views from the form the fort of the harbour its small lighthouse and a fairly new RNLI lifeboat house.

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Dungeness.

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Today we visited Kents most southerly point an atmospheric spot where a mixture of old fishing huts many of which have become designer holiday homes. Many rusting winches remain to show that the small fleet of beach-launched fishing boats was a lot larger in the past.

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There are 2 lighthouses the modern concrete lighthouse replaced the old lighthouse which became obsolete when the nuclear power station was built which dominates the area set on the shingle the area looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland.

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However, Dungeness has been designated as a National Nature Reserve a Special Protection Area and a Special Area of Conservation. It is said to be the home to 600 species of plants which is a third of all plants found in the UK.

There is a steam narrow gauge railway going to Dungeness which runs most days.

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Port Logan.

Sorting through some of our recent holiday pictures of Scotland.

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Port Logan, formerly Port Nessock, is a small seaside village in the parish of Kirkmaiden in the Rhins of Galloway in Wigtownshire. There is a small harbour which was built 1818, largely at the expense of Col. Andrew McDowall.

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There are remains of a substantial pier of coursed rubble, protecting a natural harbour. The most distinctive feature of the harbour is the fine granite and sandstone light-tower, which is well-preserved. It is said that Col. McDowall was trying to compete for Irish trade with the established harbour at Port Pattrick however it appears this venture was not successful.

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