Monday, 1 June 2015

The Blue Lodge, Fort Alcove and Foggy Farm

The Blue Lodge :- This is a shot of the Peartree Lodge Waterside which is at Peartree Bridge, Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. Having driven up from Brighton it was nice to be able to book in, dump the bags in the room and have a wander. The hotel is right by Milton Keynes Marina and a 15 miles lock free stretch of the Grand Union canal. It's a very quiet and peaceful place to stay and yet is near to the main shopping center, hopsital and only a 10 minute drive to Bletchley park, the famous home of the wartime codebreakers.

Fort Alcove :- A section of Shoreham Fort ( also known as Shoreham Redoubt) which sits at the mouth of the River Adur and the entrance to Shoreham Harbour. Building commenced during the 1850's and it was completed in 1857. The fort had six 68-pounder guns on moveable platforms and is 15 ft (4.6m) above sea level. By the late 1800's it was obsolete and became an open-air film studio in the early 1900's for silent movies. You can find out more about the fort here :-

Foggy Farm :- A thick misty and foggy day at Bulstrode Farm in the village of Ovingdean which is a few miles East of the City of Brighton. From here the city is a 55 minute walk along a bridleway that rises and falls over the rolling land. Not much to see on this day thoough. Fortunately for me I know the area well so though the visibility was poor I knew what the surroundings were even if I couldn't see them. This huge fog bank had smothered much of the coastline of Sussex. The City of Brighton was also struggling with the stifling mist that was clogging the streets and smothering its famous architecture.

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