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Hurst Castle moments

We finally girded our lions (more exciting than loins) and *walked* to Hurst Castle. That is a 2 mile forced march entirely over gravel while being blasted by wind. You know you have done it.

So here's the view that yachtists get



Meanwhile inside.

"Careful. I've got a gun"



"Nah mate. That's not a gun. This is a gun"



"No actually I think you'll find THIS is a gun"




I imagine the 12 man crew that fired that 38 tonne monster were calculating if it would do more damage to the enemy that it would do to the castle.

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Re: Hurst Castle moments

When I was there I asked if the 38 ton muzzle loading guns had ever been fired in anger. When the guide said "No" I replied "There's still time yet!".

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Re: Hurst Castle moments

Victorian hospitals took illness seriously. In order to avoid infection your malady was hoisted over your ward and warning cones were set at the entrance.

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Re: Hurst Castle moments

... And in the same vein I overcame my fear of needles and solved the "telephoto lens not long enough" problem by hiring a boat and driving up to the sodding thing to get a decent shot.



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Nice set. The lighthouse shot is great.
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Re: Hurst Castle moments

The long shot of the place (#1) is not that inspiring but it looks like the close up action (#2,#3, #4) more than makes up for it (especially with the ongoing commentry). Nice lighthouse/needles shot.
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Re: Hurst Castle moments

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We finally girded our lions (more exciting than loins) and *walked* to Hurst Castle. That is a 2 mile forced march entirely over gravel while being blasted by wind. You know you have done it.

So here's the view that yachtists get

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Yes passed that quite a few years ago, as well as the sodding thing...……..

A very deep patch of water as I remember....56 metres of so...
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