Sunday in church. Well, two actually…

05.31.2009

It’s been another glorious weekend of sunshine, so I’ve spent most of it exploring – pretty unsuccessfully most of the way.

Saturday, I went looking for an anti-aircraft emplacement, which turned out to be a complete failure. So I headed off to Conington to have a nose at something interesting looking at the side of the old RAF Glatton site. Unfortunately, as is all to often the case, the apparently open access down a farm track on Flash Earth turned out to be a blocked and inaccessible route on the ground. I’m going to have to plan a different angle of attack, as I’m sure it’s something that might turn out to be an interesting explore. Read more

Planes, trains and sea defences.

05.25.2009

I’ve had a hectic but enjoyable weekend, fitting 3 explores in around various other bits of more mundane life.

First up Saturday, King’s Lynn coastal defence battery at Ongar Hill. It was a hot and humid afternoon, and a bit of a treck down to the site, but worthwhile nonetheless. Originally built to house a pair of 6 inch guns, the gun houses, magazine and observation tower still remain.

King's Lynn Coastal Defence Battery

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So many places, so little time.

05.22.2009

3 day Bank Holiday weekend, no work, but a few things I’ve got to get done which are going to restrict the time left for exploring. Sooo, where to go?? I’ve got dozens of places on my list to get to, but I haven’t got the time for big sites.

Think I might have to head up to Kings Lynn tomorrow afternoon to visit a coastal defence site I want to see. There’s at least one bunker there to practice my low light photography skills too, which I’m quite keen to have the chance to do. If I’m left with any time to spare, there a few unusual pillpoxes to pick up on the way home. Not too sure about the rest of the weekend though….