The eerie remains of the forts at Red Sands, showing their elevation above the sea. On the right of the image, you can see the remains of one of the walkways that linked the forts – just imagine having to cross that on a dark evening!!
Not my best image, my excuse is that we were bobbing about in a rubber dinghy, and I had difficulty holding a heavy camera with a telephoto lens….
Linked to One Word Sunday at Debs’ here
More like creatures than structures. Brilliant shot.
It was a fascinating trip!
They are bizarre structures, you’d be so vulnerable up there!
Oh, I think it would give me the screaming abdabs …..
It’s still a most dramatic shot, Sue. Eerie and sci-fi shivery.
HG Wells’ War of the Worlds….with Richard Burton narrating……
That’s you and Tish both in agreement!
how interesting, i never would have walked across in the evening. they kind of look alien
Oh, I could never have been marooned in one of those, 7 miles off the coast! Aaaaargh!
Looked it up on Google…amazing structures, would be great in mist, but suppose the boats do not sail then. well done Sue
As far as I can see, no boats have gone there for a few years….
I saw that too – after the Martians have perished – well shot from a bobbing boat too
Yes, to all the comments about aliens, Martians, War of the Worlds, etc. Impresssive shot!
Oh I like them! Were they used for Pirate Radio at one time?
Yes, they were!
They look very old and vulnerable, I’m surprised the sea hasn’t, long since, destroyed them
I know there were other forts in other areas off the Kent coast, and I believe those have disappeared…why these haven’t must be testament to the design and materials, but surely they will disappear sooner rather than later….
I always love to see those estuary forts. If my memory is correct, one of them was used as a ‘pirate’ radio station, in the 1960s.
Best wishes, Pete.
It was, but don’t ask me which one!
Never heard about Red Sands, I think it’s a very good capture. Really interesting object.
It was just incredible to see….I think I read an article in the paper, and decided I must go! Glad I did, because no one seems to run trips there any more…it’s seven miles off the North Kent coast
And I lived in Kent … I know there is so much I have lost out on … in the UK. Good for you … just go for it!!!!
I see to do just that, a bit less easy now!
At least … you do it at times.
Gorgeous – interesting! Glad you captured them before the sea did!
Teehee! Glad you liked these
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